User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Protection :: Wildlife Protection
Last updated: Dec 12 2018 21:22 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Trump wants to roll back federal water protections. What will that mean for Minnesota? 12.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The rule likely won't have significant impact in Minnesota, where state regulations of wetlands and other water bodies have been in place for decades. Here's a breakdown of the proposal and what it might mean for the state.
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House passes bill to drop legal protections for gray wolves 16.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Republican-controlled House passed a bill Friday to drop legal protections for gray wolves across the lower 48 states, reopening a lengthy battle over the predator species.
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Lawsuit seeks to maintain federal gray wolf protections 14.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
An environmental group has sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to preserve federal protections for gray wolves and force the agency to develop a national recovery plan for the species.
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The 'painted wolves' of Zimbabwe 10.11.2018 BBC: World
Thanks to David Attenborough, TV viewers are about to fall in love with the endangered African wild dog.
Puffins: Harbingers of Climate Change 5.11.2018 American Prospect
This article appears in the Fall 2018 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here .  Audrey Holstead watched a puffin rocket in from the ocean with a beak dripping with fish. It zoomed over boulders in front of her bird blind and dropped with pinpoint accuracy into a narrow, dark crevice. Holstead’s skin crawled with electricity. Puffins come ashore with fish for only one reason: to feed a chick. This was the first feeding of the season observed at this particular hole. It belonged to the 173rd breeding pair of Atlantic puffins on Eastern Egg Rock, an island six miles off Pemaquid Point on Maine’s midcoast. That set a new record for the National Audubon Society’s Project Puffin, one of the world’s most famous bird restoration efforts. The season finished with 178 breeding pairs. “I just wanted to jump up and down and scream to the world,” Holstead says. “I did a little wiggly dance.” Holstead’s victory jig was one of several in the 45th summer of the project founded by Steve Kress, National ...
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Brecon project gives water vole a fighting chance 30.10.2018 BBC: Science
A Powys captive breeding project aims to give water voles a fighting chance of a revival.
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Mass loss of wildlife caused by human consumption, WWF says 30.10.2018 BBC: World
"Exploding consumption" has wiped out 60% of wildlife since 1970, conservationists say.
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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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