User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Species Loss
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Huge sea turtles slowly coming back from brink of extinction 20.9.2017 Seattle Times: Local

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sea turtles are lumbering back from the brink of extinction, a new study says. Scientists found more populations of the large turtles improving than declining when they looked at nearly 60 regions across the globe. That’s a big change from a decade or two ago, experts said. Long-living sea turtles have been […]
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California condor takes flight in wild after near extinction 20.9.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — In a remote, rugged valley overlooking the Pacific Ocean, researchers closely monitor an endangered icon: the California condor. The giant vultures flap their wings and circle the sky before perching on branches and observing their observers. Wildlife biologist Amy List uses a handheld antenna to track the birds, which wear […]
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Lectures ‘bring science and nature’ into prison 17.9.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

ONTARIO, Ore. (AP) — More than 20 inmates at the Snake River Correctional Institution minimum-security facility were given the chance to take part in some community education when two presenters from local wildlife and ecology groups visited to educate them about owls within the state of Oregon. Nancy DeWitt, from the Institute of Applied Ecology, […]
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Long-endangered snow leopard upgraded to ‘vulnerable’ status 15.9.2017 Washington Post: World
The elusive snow leopard — long considered endangered — has been upgraded to “vulnerable,” though conservations warned the new classification does not mean they are safe.
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Good News For Snow Leopards, Bad News For Ash Trees 15.9.2017 NPR News
Snow leopards are no longer on the verge of extinction, a new assessment found. However, the situation is looking dire for five species of ash trees, now listed as "Critically Endangered."
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Scientists: Ash tree species pushed to brink of extinction 14.9.2017 Seattle Times: Local

NEW YORK (AP) — Five prominent species of ash tree in the eastern U.S. have been driven to the brink of extinction from years of lethal attack by a beetle, a scientific group says. Tens of millions of trees in the U.S. and Canada have already succumbed, and the toll may eventually reach more than […]
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Long-endangered snow leopard upgraded to ‘vulnerable’ status 14.9.2017 Seattle Times: Local

BANGKOK (AP) — The elusive snow leopard — long considered an endangered species — has been upgraded to “vulnerable,” international conservationists said Thursday. But experts warned the new classification does not mean they are safe. The animals still face serious challenges including poaching and loss of prey in their high Himalayan habitat. “The species still […]
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Scientists: Ash tree species pushed to brink of extinction 14.9.2017 AP National
NEW YORK (AP) -- A scientific group says five prominent species of ash tree in the eastern U.S. have been driven to the brink of extinction from years of lethal attack by a beetle....
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Scientists hope to restore extinct Galapagos turtle species 14.9.2017 Washington Post: World
Scientists in Ecuador’s Galapagos islands are hoping to restore a turtle species believed extinct since the 1800s.
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Scientists hope to restore extinct Galapagos turtle species 14.9.2017 Seattle Times: Local

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Scientists in Ecuador’s Galapagos islands are hoping to restore a turtle species believed extinct since the 1800s. The Chelonoidis elephantopus lived on Floreana Island and was captured by seamen in large numbers for food during their long journeys across the Pacific. The species is thought to have disappeared shortly after Charles […]
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Massachusetts study: Climate change threatens birds 13.9.2017 Seattle Times: Local

LINCOLN, Mass. (AP) — A new report warns that more than 40 percent of the most common breeding species of birds in Massachusetts are considered “highly vulnerable” to climate change. The Mass Audubon State of the Birds report released this week says many of the 143 species of birds in the study could decline further […]
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Despite reintroduction, fishers to remain on endangered list 10.9.2017 AP Washington
PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) -- The rare, weasel-like fisher will remain on Washington state's endangered species list, despite signs that it's making a comeback since being reintroduced....
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Seeding the future? 'Ark' preserves rare, threatened plants 10.9.2017 AP National
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) -- An ordinary-looking freezer in a sturdy cinderblock shed at a suburban Boston botanical garden holds what might be New England's most important seed catalog....
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Seeding the future? ‘Ark’ preserves rare, threatened plants 10.9.2017 Seattle Times: Local

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — An ordinary-looking freezer in a sturdy cinderblock shed at a suburban Boston botanical garden holds what might be New England’s most important seed catalog. Inside the freezer in Framingham are tightly sealed packages containing an estimated 6 million seeds from hundreds of plant species, bearing obscure or hard-to-pronounce names like potentilla […]
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The NFL wants you to think Colin Kaepernick isn't being sidelined by politics. The NFL is wrong — again 8.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Charles Goodell was a Republican senator from New York and the father of National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell. The elder Goodell represents one of the last of a now-extinct species known as liberal Republicans, and he made President Nixon’s enemies list in 1969 after introducing...

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EXCHANGE: Invasive species at wildlife refuge being removed 8.9.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

MARION, Ill. (AP) — Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge is undergoing something of a face-lift by subtraction and addition. Substantial tracts of autumn olive, an exotic invasive species, are being removed. At the same time, other areas of the refuge are being transformed by the planting of native grasses. Much of the autumn olive eradication […]
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After generations, salmon back in Lake Champlain tributaries 3.9.2017 Seattle Times: Local

HUNTINGTON, Vt. (AP) — For the first time in about 150 years, landlocked Atlantic salmon are once again swimming up some Lake Champlain tributaries in Vermont and New York to spawn in gravel banks, biologists say. It hasn’t come easy, and the process will require continued human intervention to make sure the salmon that hatch […]
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Countries Pledge To Recover Dwindling Pacific Bluefin Tuna Population 2.9.2017 NPR Health Science
The long-term agreement would aid fish stocks that have fallen to just 2.6 percent of their historic size. The news comes at a time when Atlantic bluefin populations are also rebounding.
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Tuna-fishing nations agree on plan to replenish severely depleted Pacific bluefin stocks 1.9.2017 Washington Post: World
Japan, by far the world’s largest consumer of the fish, gave in to pressure for limits
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Fishermen Caught With 6,600 Sharks In Galapagos, Now Headed To Prison 30.8.2017 NPR Health Science
The dead sharks, mostly endangered hammerheads, were part of a 300-ton haul of fish found on a Chinese boat off the Galapagos Islands. An Ecuadorean judge fined and jailed the crew up to four years.
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