User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Protection :: Wildlife Protection
Last updated: May 25 2019 16:17 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Fight over wolf hunting in Minnesota is heating up again 25.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
As the federal government prepares to cut gray wolves from the Endangered Species Act again, long simmering debates over wolf hunting in Minnesota are emerging anew.
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Colorado’s largest utility, Xcel Energy, seeks rate hike that would start next year 23.5.2019 Denver Post: Local
Xcel Energy-Colorado, the state's largest electric utility, is seeking a rate a rate increase that would net an additional $158 million a year for upgrades to the grid.
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A bald eagle chick on Catalina encounters the guy who helped save the species 21.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Peter Sharpe, a 53-year-old wildlife biologist who has dedicated his career to reviving the once-endangered bald eagle, stood in front of a tall oak tree in a steep island canyon. His chin tilted up as his eyes scanned the branches.

His legs, shielded by snake chaps, were planted firmly on the...

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Endangered Species Day: List of Most Threatened Animals in the World 17.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
There are 18 animals on the WWF's critically endangered list.
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Lawmakers crafting budgets turn to dedicated funds 15.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Some environmental groups say lawmakers are turning with greater frequency to the dedicated Legacy and lottery funds to cover expenses that had, in earlier years, been paid for through more traditional means.
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Visit Borneo’s orangutan, proboscis monkey and sun bear sanctuaries 14.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Impress your friends by taking a trail less traveled: a wildlife tour in the rainforests of Borneo. This 12-day Classic Escapes tour includes bird and wildlife viewing and visits with organizations working to protect endangered species.

Participants will see proboscis monkeys at the Labuk Bay Proboscis...

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We cannot evict birds with netting, say MPs 13.5.2019 BBC: Science
A petition signed by 350,000 people calls for "netting" of trees and hedges to be a criminal offence.
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Rat poison is killing California's mountain lions. We need to act 13.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Rats multiply by the millions, transmit horrible diseases and are just about the last thing you’d want to see in your kitchen, attic, garage or office. Densely populated cities with steady supplies of trash are havens for rats. Los Angeles City Hall had an infestation so bad that officials considered...

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Trump Plans to End Endangered Species Protections, Disregards UN Report 11.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
“We didn’t start doing them to not do them,” David Bernhardt said of his policies to limit protections for threatened animals and to factor the cost to corporations into protecting endangered species in an interview with The Washington Post published Friday.
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Endangered Moon Bear Photographed in Mine-filled Korean Border zone 9.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The demilitarized stretch of land acts as a buffer between North and South Korea.
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Baby Kakapo, a Bird on the Brink of Extinction, Gets Life-saving Brain Op 9.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
There are only 144 kakapos left in the world.
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Only a Third of Earth's Longest Rivers Are Now 'Free-Flowing' 8.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"Rivers are the lifeblood of our planet," Bernhard Lehner told Newsweek.
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East Africa’s Wildebeest Migrations Face Extinction. We Must Act Urgently. 8.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Scientists have found extreme declines in the number of migrating wildebeest in the region.
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Strong winds fuel Refuge fire in Kern County, estimated at 1,500 acres 8.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

A brush fire broke out Tuesday evening at the Kern National Wildlife Refuge and grew to an estimated 1,500 acres in about an hour.

Firefighters were battling against strong winds in attempt to stop the forward progression of the Refuge fire, which was reported to be only 60 acres at 6:14 p.m. Tuesday.

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“This may be the year”: Colorado legislators push to protect 1 million acres as wilderness through 2 bills in Congress 7.5.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Faced with population growth and a booming tourism and recreation industry, Colorado congressional leaders are pushing to protect more than 1 million acres of land as wilderness with the help of legislation to be introduced Tuesday that would cover 33 parcels, from high desert plateaus to river canyons in the western half of the state.
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A war is brewing over lithium mining at the edge of Death Valley 7.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

A small Cessna soared high above the Mojave Desert recently, its engine growling in the choppy morning air. As the aircraft skirted the mountains on the edge of Death Valley National Park, a clutch of passengers and environmentalists peered intently at a broiling salt flat thousands of feet below.

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Trophy hunting: Gove 'cautious' over ban on imports 7.5.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
The environment secretary said wildlife charities had advised him to "be cautious".
Biodiversity heroes: The teenagers saving Madagascar's wildlife 3.5.2019 BBC: Front Page
This quiet, teen revolution could pave the way to Madagascar's sustainable future.
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Legislature scorecard: How the environment has fared this session, so far 2.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The DFL-controlled House and Republican-controlled Senate have passed vastly different environment budget and policy bills that will need to be reconciled in the next couple weeks.
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Beavers given protected status in Scotland 1.5.2019 BBC: Front Page
The new legislation makes it illegal to kill beavers or destroy established dams without a licence.
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