User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Endangered Species
Last updated: Dec 04 2016 23:26 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Rare weasel-like mammal makes a comeback in Washington state 4.12.2016 AP Washington
MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK, Wash. (AP) -- Pacific fishers have declined on the West Coast over the decades, but the forest-dwelling, weasel-like mammals are slowly making a comeback in Washington state....
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Visiting Qatari royals hunt endangered 'Houbara' in Pakistan 4.12.2016 New Kerala: World News
Visiting Qatari royals hunt endangered 'Houbara' in Pakistan
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Medfly quarantine expands in San Fernando Valley 3.12.2016 LA Times: Business

Agricultural officials have imposed a 101-square-mile quarantine that will restrict the movement of fruit, produce and ornamental plants in the San Fernando Valley, after Mediterranean fruit flies were detected near Panorama City.

Properties within 657 feet of the site will be treated with Spinosad,...

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2 rare Canada lynx shot dead in Maine; feds investigating 3.12.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

TOWNSHIP 14 RANGE 7, Maine (AP) — Two rare Canada lynx have been killed in Maine, and state and federal wildlife authorities are investigating. The Maine Warden Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service say the lynx were shot dead in northern Oxford and Aroostook counties in mid-November. The lynx looks similar to a […]
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$6K reward offered after grizzly bear killed in Idaho 1.12.2016 Seattle Times: Local

Grizzlies are federally protected animals.
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Washington fishing guide pleads guilty to keeping wild coho 1.12.2016 AP Washington
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- A longtime Washington state fishing guide pleaded guilty Wednesday to a federal misdemeanor charge that he violated the Endangered Species Act by helping clients keep a pair of wild coho salmon....
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Mysterious willow die-off in northern San Diego County 29.11.2016 LA Times: Commentary

A mysterious pest has damaged willows along the Escondido Creek watershed of northern San Diego County, leaving conservation officials scrambling for answers to the die-off.

Officials with the Escondido Creek Conservancy originally suspected the damage was caused by the shot hole borer beetle,...

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Connecticut Audubon calls for protecting endangered birds 27.11.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Audubon Society has released a sharply worded report, warning that many birds in the state are suffering slow, steady population declines because of a loss of nesting areas. The saltmarsh sparrow, in particular, is at risk from rising sea levels, which threaten coastal habitats. Scientists say the bird could […]
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The US telescope looking for extra-terrestrial life 26.11.2016 BBC: Technology
The Green Bank Telescope listens for signs of communication or activity by species that are not from Earth.
Seattle’s latest growth industry: bemoaning what’s been lost 26.11.2016 Seattle Times: Local

Growth is so dizzying in Seattle right now that one of the hottest things going is nostalgia for what’s in the way.
Judge blocks logging project in Canada lynx habitat in Montana 25.11.2016 Seattle Times: Local

The project calls for logging 1,051 acres of trees, burning an additional 756 acres and building 19 miles of logging roads. U.S. Forest Service officials have said the project would reduce potential wildfire fuels and improve habitat and water quality.
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Judge blocks Montana logging project in Canada lynx habitat 24.11.2016 AP Washington
HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- A federal judge blocked a logging project northeast of Yellowstone National Park until federal officials analyze the effects of the project on Canada lynx that live in the area....
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Judge blocks Montana logging project in Canada lynx habitat 24.11.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge blocked a logging project northeast of Yellowstone National Park until federal officials analyze the effects of the project on Canada lynx that live in the area. A wildlife advocacy group that sued to stop the Greater Red Lodge Habitat and Vegetation Management Project in the Custer National Forest […]
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Ivory Ban Hurts Native Alaskans Who Legally Carve Walrus Tusks 24.11.2016 NPR News
Strict bans on ivory trade are aimed at preventing elephant poaching. But the measures are causing unintended consequences for Alaska Natives who hunt walruses and carve their tusks for a living.
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Toxic amphibian defenses at higher risk of extinction 23.11.2016 New Kerala: World News
Toxic amphibian defenses at higher risk of extinction
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Bainbridge Island officer resigns after fish investigation 23.11.2016 AP Washington
BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, Wash. (AP) -- A Bainbridge Island police detective has resigned after he was accused of illegally keeping a protected salmon he caught while fishing this summer....
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Americans who live near border say Trump's wall is unwelcome 22.11.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Los Ebanos, Texas • All along the winding Rio Grande, the people who live in this bustling, fertile region where the U.S. border meets the Gulf of Mexico never quite understood how Donald Trump’s great wall could ever be much more than campaign rhetoric. Erecting a concrete barrier across the entire 1,954-mile frontier with Mexico, they know, collides head-on with multiple realities: the geology of the river valley, fierce local resistance and the immense cost. An electronically fortified “virtu...
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Americans who live near border say Trump's wall is unwelcome 22.11.2016 AP Politics
LOS EBANOS, Texas (AP) -- All along the winding Rio Grande, the people who live in this bustling, fertile region where the U.S. border meets the Gulf of Mexico never quite understood how Donald Trump's great wall could ever be much more than campaign rhetoric....
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Irrigators ask Trump for ‘God Squad’ as Snake River dam breaching floated 21.11.2016 Seattle Times: Local

Irrigation association is hoping new Trump administration will take another look at plans to breach four Snake River dams to protect salmon
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Australia's reptile black market poses 'serious risk' 18.11.2016 New Kerala: World News
Australia's reptile black market poses 'serious risk'
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