User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Protection :: Wildlife Protection
Last updated: Jul 19 2019 14:13 IST RSS 2.0
 
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India floods: Tired tiger takes nap in resident's bed 19.7.2019 BBC: World
The tiger found shelter in a house as floods ravage the Kaziranga National Park in India's Assam state.
Come fall, hunters and anglers will have more open spaces to explore; state officials OK increasing access to trust lands 19.7.2019 Denver Post: Local
Hunters and anglers will have access to 100,000 more acres of Colorado state trust lands starting this fall as part of a multi-year plan to eventually open a total of about 1 million acres to sportsmen and women. State wildlife commissioners voted unanimously Thursday to add 100,000 acres to 480,000 acres already open to hunting and fishing from September to February.
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Loon deaths this summer in NE Minnesota get the DNR's attention 18.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The DNR is asking for the public’s help tracking deaths after receiving a “small but noticeable increase” in calls about dead loons. West Nile virus was identified as the cause of two recent loon deaths.
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Rare New Zealand parakeet has best breeding season in decades 18.7.2019 BBC: World
There are at most only 300 kakariki karaka parakeets in the world, but this year they had 150 chicks.
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Why US bird attacks on humans are on rise 18.7.2019 BBC News - US & Canada
Bird experts say there's been an "incremental increase" in attacks, as people encroach on bird habitats.
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Video: Donkeys Painted Like Zebras for Safari-Themed Wedding—'Stupidity that Borders on Illegality' 17.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The donkeys were reportedly painted with black and white stripes for a wedding that was taking place at the bar, sparking complaints from animal rights groups in the country.
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Michael Gove: Time running out to stop damage to planet 16.7.2019 BBC: Science
Mr Gove says there is a moral, political and economic imperative to tackle climate change.
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Battle to save Colorado high-country toads goes microbial with ground-breaking Purple Rain treatment 13.7.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
These boreal toad tadpoles, however, have a chance. They darted out of tubs in which Colorado scientists had bathed them in a lab-grown anti-fungal bacteria called Purple Rain that, when coating amphibians, protects them.
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PHOTOS: Highly endangered high alpine Boreal Toads reintroduced in Colorado 13.7.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the CU-McKenzie Lab Research Team joined forces to reintroduce over 5,500 highly endangered high alpine Boreal Toads into ponds near Brown's Creek Falls almost 3 miles up Brown's Creek drainage near Mount Antero.
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Chevron spills 800,000 gallons of oil and water in Kern County canyon 13.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

California authorities said Friday that crews are beginning to clean up a massive oil spill that dumped nearly 800,000 gallons of oil and water into a Kern County canyon, making it larger — if less devastating — than the state’s last two major oil spills.

The seep, which has been flowing off and...

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EPA lets farmers resume broadly using pesticide that can hurt bees 13.7.2019 LA Times: Business

The Environmental Protection Agency will let farmers resume broad use of a pesticide over beekeepers’ objections, citing private chemical industry studies that the agency says show the product does only lower-level harm to bees and wildlife.

Friday’s EPA announcement — coming after the agriculture...

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A black market in wildlife trafficking thrives on Facebook and Instagram 12.7.2019 LA Times: Business

Ali Ahamed’s black satchel was overflowing with turtles, their tiny heads poking out. Just a few feet away, on the hotel room floor, roughly 20 larger turtles with dark brown shells were removed from black suitcases and flipped onto their backs to keep them from crawling under the couch.

Ahamed...

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Man Kills Polar Bear in Front Yard, Allegedly Leaves Carcass to Rot for Months 12.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The animal was shot and killed because it was trying to eat "improperly stored whale meat," prosecutors alleged.
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Dolphin Suffers Brutal Death After Being Stabbed in the Head With 'Spear-like' Object 11.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The fatal wound, located above the right eye, measured around 6 inches in length and penetrated through to the top of the skull.
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75-Year-Old Wins Tug of War with Alligator That Had His Golden Retriever in Its Mouth 11.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"The two of us are tugging. Alligator is going one way. I'm going the other," said Buddy Ackerman, who freed his daughter's dog, Osi, from the sharp-toothed reptile.
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Largest Expanse of Private Land in California Now Open to Wilderness Travelers 11.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
California's iconic Tejon Ranch is opening the gates to its 270,000 acres for the first time to the public.
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Putin: Is he right about wind turbines and bird deaths? 10.7.2019 BBC: Front Page
The Russian president has warned against too much reliance on wind power.
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Florida Man Hunting Iguanas Misses and Shoots Nearby Pool Guy Instead 10.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"If neighbors are gonna be like the Wild West and shoot at everything someone's gonna get killed," warned a resident.
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For the Record 9.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Wildlife volunteers: An article in the July 6 Saturday section about opportunities to get closer to wildlife as a volunteer misstated the number of gibbons at the Gibbon Conservation Center in Santa Clarita as 28. There are 38 gibbons at the center. The article also misstated volunteer Sophia Paden’s...

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Florida Man Captures 16-Foot Python and Nearly 50 Hatching Eggs Beneath Home 9.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Researchers estimate there are nearly 30,000 pythons in the Florida Everglades, and most grow to be 8 to 10 feet long.
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