User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Species Loss
Last updated: Jul 23 2017 13:38 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Hunt for Preble’s jumping mouse at Rocky Flats comes up empty 23.7.2017 Denver Post: Business
The hunt is on for the Preble's meadow jumping mouse -- and so is a Trump-backed fight that holds it up as proof the Endangered Species Act needs to be changed.
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Newly discovered Nevada toad species already under threat 23.7.2017 Seattle Times: Local

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada’s new toad species is already on the brink of extinction. Conservationists are preparing an emergency petition to have the Dixie Valley toad listed as an endangered species to protect it from a proposed geothermal energy project at the edge of its isolated home in Churchill County. Nevada researchers only recently […]
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The last British lynx was killed 1,300 years ago. Now the wild cat may be poised for a comeback. 23.7.2017 Washington Post: World
Conservationists see the return as a potent symbol, but they’ll have to overcome resistance from sheep farmers.
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Washington state to kill more wolves to protect livestock 21.7.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories
The state will start killing wolves this week to protect ranchers’ cattle
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London Zoo welcomes a new kind of visitor: Robotic dinosaurs 20.7.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

LONDON (AP) — London Zoo is welcoming a new star attraction this summer: robotic dinosaurs. Visitors will see robotic replicas of Mesozoic-era dinosaurs, including T. Rex and Triceratops, which lived approximately 65 million years ago, at a “time travel safari” exhibit named Zoorassic Park. The robots make sounds and motions that mimic the real-life dinosaurs. […]
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A big win for bears and a big loss for bear farmers 20.7.2017 Washington Post
A big win for bears and a big loss for bear farmers
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GOP targets Endangered Species Act as protections lifted 20.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • Congressional Republicans are moving forward with legislation to roll back the Endangered Species Act, amid complaints that the landmark 44-year-old law hinders drilling, logging and other activities. At simultaneous hearings Wednesday, House and Senate committees considered bills to revise the law and limit lengthy and costly litigation associated with it. The bills come as a federal court lifted federal protections for gray wolves in Wyoming and the Trump administration moved to l... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Are our gardens the monarch butterfly sanctuaries we think they are? 19.7.2017 Washington Post
Are our gardens the monarch butterfly sanctuaries we think they are?
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PHOTOS: Pure bred Greenback Cutthroat Trout released into Herman Gulch 18.7.2017 Denver Post: Local
Colorado Parks & Wildlife Hatchery technicians transferred yearling Greenback Cutthroat trout from a truck into buckets at the Herman Gulch trailhead on July 17, 2017 in Summit County near Silverthorne, Colorado.
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Earth is on its way to the biggest mass extinction since the dinosaurs, study says 12.7.2017 Washington Post
The populations of nearly 9,000 vertebrate species, including mammals such as cheetahs, lions and giraffes, have significantly declined between 1900 and 2015, the study's authors said.
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The Energy 202: Trump gets the chance to make his coal rhetoric reality 12.7.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Bipartisan group of senators are introducing a bill to strengthen clean coal technology.
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Sixth die-off faster than feared: study 11.7.2017 Hindu: International
Mammal species that were monitored have lost at least a third of their original habitat
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A fishy fable: If it’s monsoon, it must rain hilsas 9.7.2017 Lifestyle – The Indian Express
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Saline lakes are drying up across the West — and putting birds at serious risk 6.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Utah’s Great Salt Lake is a critical rest stop for millions of birds that make the long, biannual migration across the arid West. In the fall, you might see millions of water birds on the lake gorging on shrimp.

This may not be the case for much longer. Over the past 150 years, the Great Salt Lake...

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What home buyers can get for $800,000 6.7.2017 Washington Post
What home buyers can get for $800,000
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'Woolly' breathes new life into a scientific saga 5.7.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Ben Mezrich's taut, entertaining new book follows the men and women who have dedicated themselves to cloning the woolly mammoth, and maybe reversing some of the damage humans have done to the planet.
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This creature has 10 eyes, legs that chew and blood that saved your life 5.7.2017 Washington Post
This creature has 10 eyes, legs that chew and blood that saved your life
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Dinosaur extinction set the stage for frog evolution 4.7.2017 New Kerala: Technology
Dinosaur extinction set the stage for frog evolution
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How Frogs Benefited From The Dinosaurs' Extinction 4.7.2017 NPR News
Frogs are "master survivors," able to take advantage of the ecological vacuum left behind by extinct animals. Scientists say nine in 10 frog species descended from three surviving frog lineages.
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Can California fish catch break with giant tunnels? Depends 1.7.2017 AP Business
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Gov. Jerry Brown&apos;s plan to route much of California&apos;s mightiest river into two massive tunnels poses new perils for salmon and other struggling native species, but could give them a couple of breaks as well, experts and project supporters and opponents say in the wake of two newly issued wildlife rulings on the $16 billion project....
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