User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Endangered Species
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The bald and the bold: Eagles’ resurgence comes at a price 15.1.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The eagle has landed — on chickens and rare birds, with talons at the ready. The resurgence of the bald eagle is one of America’s greatest conservation success stories. They have come back so strong that in some areas, they are interfering with efforts to preserve more jeopardized species, such as […]
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The bald and the bold: Eagles' resurgence comes at a price 15.1.2017 AP National
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- The eagle has landed - on chickens and rare birds, with talons at the ready....
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With days left in office, Obama ushers in dozens of policies. But will they survive? 15.1.2017 Washington Post
New Cuba rules, mortgage-rate cuts, new national monuments and more: Administration officials are racing to complete tasks that will affect millions of lives and solidify the president’s imprint on history. But President-elect Donald Trump is already pledging to undo some of them after taking office.
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A New Arkansas Supermajority to Take On Government Bloat 14.1.2017 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
Three Democrats defected last year after the election. The Clintons would hardly recognize the place.
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Killer whales could have quiet space off Washington coast 14.1.2017 Seattle Times: Local

Most motorized vessels would be banned under a proposed whale-protection zone sought by three conservation groups.
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High-cost, tough year for Washington wolf management in 2016 14.1.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

A year-end report and a review under way this winter and spring could bring changes in wolf recovery policy before the next grazing season.
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Trump team, Army Corp discuss wall 14.1.2017 CNN: Top Stories
President-elect Donald Trump's transition team is engaged in active discussions with the US Army Corps of Engineers and Interior Department to begin planning a wall along the Mexican border, including how specific environmental laws could get in the way, CNN has learned.
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Feds weigh petition asking for whale protection zone 14.1.2017 AP Washington
SEATTLE (AP) -- The federal government is considering a petition that calls for a whale protection zone on the west side of Washington's San Juan Island....
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Feds weighing petition calling for whale protection zone 13.1.2017 AP Washington
SEATTLE (AP) -- The federal government is weighing a petition calling for a whale protection zone on the west side of Washington's San Juan Island....
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This Bumble Bee was Just Added to the Endangered Species List 13.1.2017 Mother Jones
Earlier this week, the rusty patched bumblebee became the first bee in the continental United States to be added to the endangered species list . The designation was one of the Obama Administration's last environmental moves. There's good reason this bee is now on the list: Its population has plummeted by 87 percent since the 1990s. According to the Fish and Wildlife Service , the bee once inhabited two provinces of Canada as well as 28 states, and Washington DC. Today it's found in only two of its original habitats. Greg Hottman/Flickr The combination of disease, climate change, and loss of habitat have contributed to the species' decline. But perhaps the greatest threat to this and other bees is neonicotinoids , a type of insecticide that's commonly used on farm crops, pets, and gardens. (My colleague Tom Philpott has written extensively on the subject .) Bumblebees are thought to be even more susceptible to pesticides than honey bees are. Sadly, many other organisms rely on this species to reproduce: ...
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Love ’em or not? Here’s how to have your say about grizzly bears in North Cascades 13.1.2017 Seattle Times: Local

National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife slate open houses, webinars in February.
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Plan offers 4 options for restoring grizzlies to Washington 12.1.2017 AP Washington
SEATTLE (AP) -- Grizzly bears once roamed the rugged landscape of the North Cascades in Washington state but few have been sighted in recent decades....
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Grizzly bears in the North Cascades? Feds release plan to restore population 12.1.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

Few grizzlies have been seen in Washington in recent decades, but federal officials want to restore the bear population.
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New 'Skywalker' ape species will need Jedi powers to survive 12.1.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Scientists named a new species of gibbon ape after Star Wars rebel character Luke Skywalker. Like similar species that live in China and Myanmar, the so-called skywalker hoolock gibbon is endangered.
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U.S. Puts First Bumblebee On The Endangered Species List 12.1.2017 NPR News
The protected designation for the rusty patched bumble bee is also the first of its kind for a bee species in the continental U.S. It has seen a dramatic decline in numbers and territory.
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New 'Skywalker' Ape Species Will Need Jedi Powers To Survive 12.1.2017 NPR Health Science
Scientists named a new species of gibbon ape after Star Wars rebel character Luke Skywalker. Like similar species that live in China and Myanmar, the so-called skywalker hoolock gibbon is endangered.
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Mugshots of extinct animals 11.1.2017 CNN: Top Stories
When professional photographers talk about "the field," they're often referring to some far-flung rainforest or iceberg -- a distant locale where they travel to make interesting pictures.
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Endangered bee is first in US 11.1.2017 CNN: Top Stories
For the first time, a bee species in the continental United States has been declared endangered by the US Fish and Wildlife Service.
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Rusty patched bumblebee now an endangered species 11.1.2017 AP National
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) -- The rusty patched bumblebee has become the first bee species in the continental U.S. to be declared endangered after suffering a dramatic population decline over the past 20 years, federal officials said Tuesday....
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Environmental groups plan to sue feds over PolyMet mine's impacts on wolves, lynx 11.1.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Groups have filed a notice of intent to sue the U.S. Forest Service and Fish and Wildlife Service arguing the proposed mine would destroy critical habitat for the threatened species.
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