User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Protection :: Wildlife Protection
Last updated: Oct 01 2018 10:30 IST RSS 2.0
 
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The Feds Bungle Frog Hospitality 30.9.2018 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
Government efforts to save a rare amphibian species have skewed incentives for conservation.
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Protections restored for grizzly bears; hunts blocked 25.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A U.S. judge ordered federal protections restored for grizzly bears in the Northern Rocky Mountains on Monday, a move that blocks the first grizzly hunts planned in the Lower 48 states in almost three decades.
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Facebook animal trade exposed in Thailand 10.9.2018 BBC: Technology
A wildlife trafficking watchdog says it has found hundreds of examples of animal trading.
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Nearly 90 elephants found dead near Botswana sanctuary, killed by poachers 4.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Botswana is home to the largest elephant population in the world. The country disarmed its anti-poaching unit in May.
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Millions in grants available for improving fish and wildlife habitats 30.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
In all, $11 million has been set aside to help pay for conservation work on public land or land permanently protected for conservation.
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Trump aims to end automatic protections for some species 20.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Trump administration on Thursday proposed ending automatic protections for threatened animal and plant species and limiting habitat safeguards that are meant to shield recovering species from harm.
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Spring Creek fire burns former Forbes Ranch, Colorado’s largest private land holding home to three 14ers 10.7.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
As the Spring Creek Fire raged through Costilla and Huerfano Counties, it affected thousands of acres of land and property, including Trinchera Ranch -- a 172,000-acre haven formerly colloquially known as "Forbes Ranch."
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During This Week From Hell, Enjoy Some Good News About Pandas 28.6.2018 Mother Jones
Believe it or not, there’s a battle happening among conservationists over the Giant Panda. Though an undoubtably iconic species for environmentalists—and the highly recognizable symbol of the World Wildlife Fund for half a century—some argue that all the dollars funneling into panda conservation are, simply put, not worth it. With fewer than 2,000 pandas left in the […]
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Officials say illegal pesticide caused deaths of 13 bald eagles in Maryland 23.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Authorities said there is an "epidemic on the Eastern Shore" of wildlife-poisoning crimes because it's "cheaper and easier" than trapping a nuisance animals or building a fence.
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Trump Talked About Our Beautiful Waters and Then Gutted Regulations Protecting Them 22.6.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. In proclaiming June National Ocean Month, President Donald Trump called on the nation to “reflect on the value and importance of oceans” and “celebrate this immense natural resource.”  But this week, in the midst of that celebration, he signed an executive order to revoke Obama-era protections […]
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Recent wildfire trends under microscope of CU Boulder researcher 12.6.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
The U.S. record $18 billion wildfire season of 2017 was triggered by the coincidence of three primary factors that came into play or persisted longer than anticipated, according to a new study led by a researcher at the University of Colorado.
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They’re Here. They’re Queer. They’re Scientists. 5.6.2018 Mother Jones
Riding in on the rainbow wave of Pride Month, 500 Queer Scientists made its debut Monday as part database, part visibility campaign of LGBTQ people in STEM fields. With dozens of smiling queer faces against laboratory and outdoor backgrounds, the campaign—exclusively online at the moment—aims to promote inclusivity in science. “I would say that queer […]
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Tribal officials investigate gillnet abandoned on Mille Lacs 31.5.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Tribal authorities are investigating an abandoned gillnet found on Mille Lacs Lake that contained 67 dead walleyes.
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Navajo Nation, EPA question plan to open land near Great Sand Dunes for oil, gas drilling 25.5.2018 Denver Post: All Political News
A federal push to open some of Colorado's most pristine and delicate high country to oil and gas drilling -- land near two sacred Navajo mountains touching the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness --  faces growing opposition.
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The Energy 202: Democrats ding Trump on gas prices, just as Trump once did to Obama 24.5.2018 Washington Post: Politics
The gas station press conference took place on Capitol Hill.
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Bacon, Doughnuts Pose New Health Risks for Alaska's Bears 23.5.2018 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
NBC News and the Associated Press are all over it.
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Grizzly bear trophy hunt in Yellowstone area could be approved today 23.5.2018 Washington Post
Grizzly bear trophy hunt in Yellowstone area could be approved today
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Frac sand mine mishap turns a river orange 23.5.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
As the debate over water quality vs. mining rages in the northern part of Minnesota and Wisconsin, the southern part of the region is providing a good lesson in pollution: You never know what's going to cause it.
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Trump Is Trying to Make it Legal to Shoot Hibernating Bear Cubs 22.5.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  The Trump administration on Monday proposed rolling back a 2015 rule that bans aggressive predator control tactics in national preserves in Alaska, including shooting bear cubs and wolf pups in their dens―a move immediately blasted by environmental groups.  The proposal, slated to be […]
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Tracking one of the world’s most elusive cats 20.5.2018 Washington Post: World
No one knows how many snow leopards are left in the world. Researchers are trying to find out.
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