User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Endangered Species
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Interior Department touts efforts to protect sage grouse 22.9.2016 AP Washington
DENVER (AP) -- Interior Secretary Sally Jewell is in Colorado to tout efforts to save the greater sage grouse across the West one year after the federal government decided not invoke the Endangered Species Act to protect the rare bird....
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Possible hybrid threatens native iguanas in Cayman Islands 22.9.2016 Seattle Times: Local

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (AP) — Researchers are studying a possible hybrid species of iguana found in the Cayman Islands that could pose a new risk to a native variety that officials have declared critically endangered. Three hatchlings were found on Little Cayman island with a mix of characteristics that normally distinguish the invasive green […]
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Court gives lynx ‘fighting chance’ in Southwest Colorado 19.9.2016 Durango Herald
A U.S. District Court has ordered U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to reconsider its decision to exclude the Canada lynx’s entire southern Rocky Mountain range — which includes Southwest Colorado — from designation as critical habitat.Lynx were re-introduced into Southwest Colorado in the late 1990s and have since...
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Bigger marine animals at greater risk of extinction 19.9.2016 New Kerala: World News
Bigger marine animals at greater risk of extinction
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Gas prices jump in the Southeast following pipeline rupture in Alabama 19.9.2016 LA Times: Nation

States across the Southeast are experiencing sharp jumps in gas prices after a major gasoline pipeline ruptured in central Alabama, spilling as many as 336,000 gallons of fuel upstream from a national wildlife refuge. But thanks to a few strokes of luck, the environmental damage is minimal.

The...

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Judge allows contested departure of chimps to English zoo 18.9.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

The antivivisection society and other groups have tried to block the export of the Yerkes chimps because they fear that the English zoo, Wingham Wildlife Park, may breed them, producing more chimps in captivity.
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Bigger sea species more threatened 17.9.2016 Durango Herald
WASHINGTON – In the Earth’s oceans these days, the bigger a species is, the more prone it is to die off. That’s unheard of in the long history of mass extinctions, a new study finds.As subfamilies of marine animal species – called genera – grow larger in body size, the likelihood of them being...
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Why you should pass on jumping in the shower and instead take a nice, hot soak in a tub 17.9.2016 LA Times: Commentary

If you are someone who appreciates, or even revels in, the bathtub experience, if you look forward to the solitude and the solace — here's an early warning: The tub and all the rituals associated with it are under attack. 

Critics usually employ a number of fear tactics: A tub takes up too much...

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Maine lobster industry digging in on Sweden ban 17.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Portland, Maine • Maine lobster industry representatives, politicians and scientists said on Friday that they will dig in against a Swedish proposal to ban imports of American lobster into Europe. The international dispute started when Sweden announced that it had found 32 American lobsters in the country’s waters earlier this year and that they pose a threat to native crustaceans. The Swedes want a ban on lobster imports into the European Union, but lobster industry leaders and scientists in th... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Maine pols, lobster industry digging in on Sweden ban call 16.9.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine lobster industry representatives and politicians say they will dig in against a Swedish proposal to ban imports of American lobster into Europe. Three members of Maine’s congressional delegation and industry leaders spoke out against the proposal Friday. U.S. Sen. Angus King, an independent, says the group will pressure the federal […]
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Wisconsin wolf summit leans toward delisting, killing animals 16.9.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Participants at a summit in northwestern Wisconsin talked about solutions to wolf problems, including attacks against domestic animals, in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan.
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Extinction looms for native bird species on the Hawaiian island of Kauai 16.9.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Hawaiian honeycreepers have lived in the islands’ tropical forests for millennia, but the colorful finch-like birds are facing “imminent collapse” on Kauai, experts say.

Scientists have observed severe population declines in almost all of the island’s honeycreepers, a famously diverse family of...

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Obama designates first US Atlantic marine monument 16.9.2016 New Kerala: World News
Obama designates first US Atlantic marine monument
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Wildlife authorities are removing dam in Mill Creek makeover 16.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
A small 100-year-old concrete dam is coming down in Mill Creek as public land managers continue working to restore natural stream function in one of Salt Lake County’s most popular recreation canyons. The dam removal is part of a larger project that includes extirpating all the canyon’s fish in three stages and replacing them with Bonneville cutthroat trout and other native species. On Tuesday, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources completed the final application of fish-specific poison to the... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Military Bases Serve As Safe Haven For Endangered Species 16.9.2016 NPR: All Things Considered
Military bases turn out to be a haven for endangered species. A decision long ago by the military that working with conservationists was a better strategy than fighting them is one of the reasons why.
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Polar bears losing life-sustaining sea ice: Study 15.9.2016 New Kerala: World News
Polar bears losing life-sustaining sea ice: Study
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Obama to designate first marine national monument in the Atlantic Ocean 15.9.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The announcement is expected to delight conservationists and anger others. The unilateral move allows the president to protect the marine environment without waiting for Congressional approval.
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Obama to create national monument in Atlantic Ocean 15.9.2016 CNN: Top Stories
President Barack Obama plans to designate on Thursday an undersea range of canyons and peaks off the US Eastern seaboard as the country's first Atlantic marine national monument.
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Conservationists ask judge to curb red wolf removals 15.9.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Conservationists asked a judge on Wednesday to limit how red wolves can be removed from private land in a case that could shape the course of the animals’ dwindling population. The groups argued that the federal government hasn’t followed strict rules on when to allow landowners to kill wolves, and that […]
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Plan divvies up desert for conservation, energy projects 15.9.2016 AP Business
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Swaths of public land in the California desert will be opened to solar and wind farms under a federal plan released Wednesday that preserves much of the landscape for conservation and recreation....
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