User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Protection :: Wildlife Protection
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The Energy 202: Trump administration is sidelining science boards, new report says 18.1.2018 Washington Post: Politics
The administration has lots of explanations.
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Strange weather triggered bacteria that killed 200,000 endangered antelope 18.1.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Over a three-week span in 2015, more than 200,000 saiga antelope suddenly died in Kazakhstan. The animals would be grazing normally, then dead in three hours. A new study points to heat and humidity.
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Los Angeles needs open space for wildlife and for our sanity 16.1.2018 LA Times: Commentary

For years, residential developments in the hillsides and canyons of Los Angeles have encroached on wildlife as our neighborhoods have spread into, well, theirs.

It’s not surprising that we keep expanding; the city has more people than it used to, and we need housing desperately. But we also need...

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Scientists Are Learning Exciting New Things From Shitholes 15.1.2018 Mother Jones
Science may have dealt with a ton of BS last year, but the field also overflows with bowel-related breakthroughs thanks to the wealth of knowledge hidden in human and animal poop. “There’s nothing to be shy about with feces,” says Faith Walker, a genetics research professor at Northern Arizona University. “It’s becoming more and more important as a research tool.” […]
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TV This Week, Jan. 14-20: 'Cocaine Godmother,' 'I Am Not Your Negro' and more 13.1.2018 LA Times: Commentary

SUNDAY

The new documentary “Trophy” details a new twist in wildlife conservation: Big-game hunting. 6 and 9 p.m. CNN

No whammy! The new special “Cover Story: Press Your Luck Scandal” tells the tale of the contestant who won big bucks by gaming the hit game show in the 1980s. 7 and 10 p.m. GSN

Jenna...

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The Trump administration is redefining the 'public' in 'public lands' 12.1.2018 LA Times: Commentary

The Trump administration, aided by a willing but slim majority in Congress, began to comprehensively dismantle public lands protections in 2017. The regulatory results were fairly astonishing. They amount to an unprecedented rollback of conservation norms that date back to Theodore Roosevelt, who...

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Trump administration is taking steps to remove a threatened lynx from the endangered-species list 12.1.2018 Washington Post
Trump administration is taking steps to remove a threatened lynx from the endangered-species list
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U.S. says snow-loving lynx no longer need special protection 12.1.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said it will begin drafting a rule to revoke the lynx's threatened species status. But some scientists warn climate change could reduce the animals' habitat.
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Elephants, lions and other wild animals are exquisitely sensitive to the effects of war 11.1.2018 LA Times: Science
A little exposure to armed conflict can lead to a lot of problems for wild animals like elephants, lions, giraffes and other large mammals, new research shows.
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Rat poison from marijuana farms is harming federally threatened northern spotted owls, study finds 11.1.2018 LA Times: Commentary

The northern spotted owl has had many adversaries.

Three decades ago it was loggers, whose forays into the remote forests of the Pacific Northwest threatened the shy creatures, which have zero tolerance for the clatter of development.

Then it was the more aggressive and adaptable barred owls, which...

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Elephants, lions and other wild animals are exquisitely sensitive to the effects of war 11.1.2018 LA Times: Science
A little armed conflict can lead to a lot of problems for wild animals like elephants, lions, giraffes and other large mammals, new research shows.
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US Supreme Court won't hear prairie dog protections lawsuit 10.1.2018 AP National
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from residents of a small Utah city challenging endangered-species protections for prairie dogs, but the plaintiffs say their case alleging that their community has been overrun by the animals has made a mark as the Trump administration moves to loosen the contested rules....
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Judge tosses federal charges against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, who calls himself ‘a political prisoner’ 9.1.2018 Washington Post
The dismissal was the latest defeat for government officials prosecuting Bundy and his relatives after a pair of showdowns with federal authorities.
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The Energy 202: Environmental issues could take center stage in Florida Senate race 8.1.2018 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Environmental issues could take center stage in Florida Senate race
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Trump plan to expand oil and gas leasing in West draws, for the most part, a big yawn from industry 8.1.2018 LA Times: Nation

During his years in the White House, President Obama erected barriers to oil and gas development on the West’s public lands. President Trump, mindful of the energy industry’s view that those rules were too restrictive, has set his sights on dismantling them.

Yet for all the president’s support,...

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Protecting California's beaches from Donald Trump 6.1.2018 LA Times: Commentary

The boat left Redondo Beach’s King Harbor early Friday morning under conditions so perfect, I couldn’t think of one good reason to ever go back to the office.

The overnight fog had lifted, with only a thin layer lingering over the Palos Verdes Peninsula. A small swell rolled gently under the boat,...

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Interior Department strikes deal for land swap with Alaskan village to build road through wildlife refuge 6.1.2018 Washington Post
The action effectively overrules wilderness protections that have kept the area off limits to vehicles for decades.
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The Interior Department Has Cleared the Way for Energy Developers to Destroy Natural Habitats 6.1.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Just before Christmas, the Interior Department quietly rescinded an array of policies designed to elevate climate change and conservation in decisions on managing public lands, waters and wildlife. Order 3360, signed by Deputy Secretary David Bernhardt, explains […]
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The Delta Smelt heads for extinction, marking a half-century of failed California water policy 5.1.2018 LA Times: Commentary

You might wish you had as much power to affect the environment and the economy as the Delta Smelt.

Enemies have blamed the tiny freshwater fish for putting farmers out of business across California’s breadbasket, forcing the fallowing of vast acres of arable land, creating double-digit unemployment...

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The Energy 202: Oil and gas companies get a New Year's Day gift 5.1.2018 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Oil and gas companies get a New Year's Day gift
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