User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Protection :: Legislation
Last updated: Mar 15 2019 24:23 IST RSS 2.0
 
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U.S. moves to lift remaining gray wolf protections 14.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Gray wolves in the U.S. would be stripped of federal protection and subject to hunting and trapping in more states under a proposal released Thursday that declares the predators recovered following a decades-long restoration effort.
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Man who killed chip-stealing seagull given curfew 13.3.2019 BBC: Front Page
John Llewellyn-Jones "smashed" the gull against a wall after it knocked his chips out of his hands.
Trump Signs Largest Wilderness Protection Law in Decade 13.3.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
President Donald Trump signed the country’s largest wilderness preservation legislation in a decade—but cut Environmental Protection Agency funding by 31 percent.
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Man Tackles Pelican, Pelican Fights Back 11.3.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Local sheriff says Hunter Hardesty “will be held accountable for this attack on wildlife.”
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A tenacious bald eagle in Frederick illustrates wildlife’s fight to survive along Colorado’s increasingly developed Front Range 10.3.2019 Denver Post: Local
Even for species that receive special protection under federal and state laws, survival is increasingly precarious as subdivisions and fossil-fuel production transform once-teeming wildlife habitat in Colorado to meet human needs.
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Wanted: More pastures for West’s overpopulated wild horses 9.3.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
About 50 miles (80 kilometers) to the south, cattle ranchers, wild horse advocates and the BLM have been embroiled in decades of lawsuits over wild horses in an area of mostly unfenced, interspersed public and private lands called the Checkerboard. The booming wild horse population there competes with cattle for forage and water in the high desert, the ranchers claim.
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Should activists aid migrants in the desert, or leave their fate to the Border Patrol? 8.3.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Four young women, volunteers from a local migrant aid group, appeared before a federal judge for sentencing in Tucson last week. Their crime: leaving jugs of water, food and other supplies in a desolate desert refuge 130 miles west to protect the lives of migrants illegally crossing the Mexican...

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Gray wolves may lose federal endangered species protection under Trump administration initiative 7.3.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Wolves face a fresh push to strip away the federal protection that's helped them recover from near-extinction, while deer, antelope and moose may get government help in Colorado and other states to roam across increasingly fragmented habitat.
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Gray wolf may be stripped of endangered species protections 7.3.2019 LA Times: Commentary

U.S. wildlife officials plan to strip protections for gray wolves across the Lower 48 states, reigniting the legal battle over a predator that's run into conflicts with farmers and ranchers as its numbers rebound in some regions. Critics warn it’s too soon and could start an “all-out war” against...

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Digging deep to predict spring floods 5.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A wide-ranging sampling of the snowpack around the region started Monday morning, which will provide the National Weather Service and other weather observers with key information as they determine whether record snowfalls around the region will turn into spring floods.
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World Wildlife Day 2019: 15 Biggest Threats to Oceans 3.3.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Oceans cover 71 percent of the Earth’s surface and make up more than 99 percent of the planet’s livable habitat.
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Colorado lawmakers release comprehensive oil and gas bill, setting stage for potentially heated debate 2.3.2019 Denver Post: Business
A day after previewing legislation that will overhaul how oil and gas are regulated in Colorado, legislative leaders released the bill Friday afternoon, setting the stage for debate over what sponsors have called sweeping changes to one of the state's largest industries.
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Reports of injuries pile up at SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium in Littleton 1.3.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials confirmed Wednesday there is an active investigation involving SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium in Littleton that was initiated following dozens of complaints.
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What if the Grand Canyon had been our second national park? 28.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

A century ago this week, Congress passed a law officially designating the Grand Canyon a national park.

Depending on how you count — whether you include earlier national parks that were later eliminated, for instance — the Grand Canyon was either our 12th or 15th national park, or somewhere in...

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New tactic in Hollister Ranch attempt to limit beach access: Dump the judge 27.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The tide has turned, so to speak, in favor of those who have been fighting to get to the beach at Hollister Ranch on the spectacular Gaviota coast. Recently, a Santa Barbara County judge put the brakes on a bad deal favored by area landowners that would provide only limited public access.

But the...

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Congress Passes Natural Resources Management Act 27.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Vote passed with a majority of 363—62.
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House Passes Public Lands Funding Package 27.2.2019 Wall St. Journal: Policy
The U.S. House approved a broad-based lands package Tuesday, designating more than one million acres as wilderness, expanding some national parks and permanently reauthorizing lapsed funding for parks across the country.
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Wildlife and off-roaders gain room to roam in California's new desert protection act 27.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

In the latest round of a 25-year battle to save the California desert, House lawmakers approved a sweeping conservation bill Tuesday that designates more terrain for wildlife and off-roaders alike and sets the stage for a final signature by President Trump.

The California Desert Protection and...

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Bulldozers sit idle at border amid legal confusion over Trump's emergency 26.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Two contractors surveyed a 150-foot-wide, half-mile-long stretch of land here Monday that had been cleared of brush so crews could build the first new border barrier under President Trump, but a large excavator nearby sat idle in the dirt.

Trump declared a national emergency earlier this month,...

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Road to table? Proposed Senate bill would let people legally eat roadkill 23.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Roadkill could be on dinner tables across California by 2021 if a Senate bill proposed this week wins approval from lawmakers.

SB 395, sponsored by state Sen. Bob Archuleta (D-Pico Rivera), seeks to amend current state law to allow drivers who fatally strike a deer, elk, antelope or wild pig to...

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