User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Protection :: Legislation
Last updated: Jun 18 2019 24:18 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Wildlife officers searching for bear seen wandering Broomfield’s Anthem Highlands neighborhood 17.6.2019 Denver Post: Local
Colorado wildlife officers were searching for a black bear that had been reported strolling through the Anthem Highlands neighborhood in Broomfield on Monday morning.
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California to give struggling cannabis businesses more time on provisional permits 14.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

In another sign that California’s legal cannabis market is in deep trouble, state officials plan to extend the period that growers and sellers can operate with provisional licenses by five years, giving them a delay in complying with stricter rules for regular permits.

But the proposal faces opposition...

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Canada to ban single-use plastics as early as 2021 10.6.2019 BBC: World
The Canadian initiative will be modelled on similar legislation passed by the EU last year.
Tory leadership contest: Hopefuls vie for spotlight ahead of ballot 10.6.2019 BBC: Front Page
Jeremy Hunt, Dominic Raab and Matt Hancock launch their campaigns, as the deadline for entrants looms.
New appreciation for a Minnesota fish long considered junk 10.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Some fish get no respect -- like carp, sheepshead and freshwater drum. Anglers call them junk fish. But one junk fish is proving to deserve respect -- and possibly the protection afforded to prized game fish.
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Polish minister sparks outrage with bid to eat rare animals 7.6.2019 BBC: World
Agriculture minister Jan Krzysztof Ardanowski wants to end legal protections for beavers and bison.
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Colorado won’t blow up massive boulder that destroyed highway. Here’s why. 4.6.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Move over Castle Rock, there's a new "geographical masterpiece" for Colorado commuters and tourists to marvel. Meet Memorial Rock.
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M4 relief road axed by Welsh Government 4.6.2019 BBC: Front Page
First Minister Mark Drakeford axes the scheme due to its cost and impact on the environment.
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Wolves, deer and a new state bee: How the environment fared at the Legislature 3.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
There was a lot of give-and-take at the last minute between the DFL-controlled House and Republican-controlled Senate. Some provisions -- like establishing grants to get kids outdoors -- made it through, while others -- like lifting the state's ban on new nuclear power plants -- were abandoned.
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Donald Trump Is Sending Park Rangers to the Border to Help Enforce His Immigration Policies 3.6.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  In southern Nevada, where the Mojave meets the Great Basin Desert, two US Fish and Wildlife Service law enforcement officers are responsible for patrolling the entire Desert National Wildlife Refuge complex. Their job comes with a diverse set of […]
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Meet the rusty patched bumblebee, Minnesota's new bee ambassador 31.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The state legislature anointed the endangered rusty patched bumblebee as Minnesota's state bee — and researchers say regular citizens can help save them.
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Daily Digest: Odds and ends 31.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A quick look at some Minnesota political news.
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Minnesota's new CWD measures: Will they work? 31.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Chronic wasting disease was a contentious topic this legislative session. The measures passed during a special session last weekend came with heavy compromise, but experts say it was a good start.
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NYC Shores Flooded With Whales And Experts Think They Know Why 29.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
In 2018, non-profit Gotham Whale spotted 272 whales in New York City Waters.
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Canadian Man Smuggled 4,700 Live Leeches In Carry-On Luggage, Officials Say 29.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Ippolit Bodounov, of Niagara Falls, a city in Ontario, pleaded guilty last week to smuggling thousands of live, blood-sucking leeches on a flight from Russia to Toronto.
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Bear bites hiker on Hunter Creek Trail near Aspen 28.5.2019 Denver Post: Local
Wildlife and local law enforcement are tracking an “aggressive bear” that bit a hiker on the thigh Monday morning while she was on a trail near Aspen, officials said Monday evening.
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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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As rain heals California's fire scars, it's also fueling a risk of bigger blazes 24.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Giant green stems with budding yellow flowers greeted hikers along a narrow path beneath the soaring Santa Monica Mountains on a recent drizzly day.

This is where, just seven months ago, the worst fire in Los Angeles County history swept through, destroying more than 1,000 homes and blackening...

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Fort Collins council will not go to Supreme Court on topless ban 23.5.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
A Colorado city council will not seek a U.S. Supreme Court review of a ban on women going topless in public.
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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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