User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Endangered Species
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National parks at 100: Living the dream on the St. Croix 27.8.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
After decades serving around the world, Michael Gavre is back home and working his dream job on the St. Croix River. He's a park ranger with the National Park Service, which is celebrating its centennial this month.
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Protected Marine Area Near Hawaii Is Now Twice The Size Of Texas 26.8.2016 NPR News
The Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument was created by President George W. Bush. Now President Obama is quadrupling it in size — making it the biggest marine reserve in the world.
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Obama to create the largest protected place on the planet, off Hawaii 26.8.2016 Washington Post: Politics
Expansion of 2006 monument will protect rare corals, fish, birds and marine mammals
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Climate change taking toll on American pika's Western lands 26.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Populations of a rabbit-like animal known as the American pika are vanishing in many mountainous areas of the West as climate change alters its habitat, according to findings released Thursday by the U.S. Geological Survey. The range for the mountain-dwelling herbivore is decreasing in southern Utah, northeastern California and in the Great Basin that covers most of Nevada and parts of Utah, Oregon, Idaho and California, the federal agency concluded after studying the cuddly looking critter from... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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California: Protections imposed for endangered frogs, toads 26.8.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two types of yellow-legged frogs, and a kind of toad found in Yosemite National Park, won extra protection Thursday when federal authorities declared nearly 3,000 square miles in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains as critical habitat for the endangered animals. The designation by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service means closer controls […]
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Wolf advocates outraged that state preparing to kill wolves 26.8.2016 AP Washington
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Some wolf advocates are outraged that the state is preparing for the second time to exterminate an entire wolf pack for preying on livestock in northeastern Washington state....
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Wolf advocates outraged that state prepares to kill entire pack 26.8.2016 Seattle Times: Local

The state is preparing for the second time to exterminate an entire wolf pack for preying on livestock in northeastern Washington. About 90 wolves live in Washington, and this pack is 12 percent of that population.
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4 malnourished Hawaiian monk seals taken to hospital 25.8.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

HONOLULU (AP) — Federal wildlife biologists are taking four malnourished Hawaiian monk seals to the Big Island’s monk seal hospital. The Marine Mammal Center said Thursday two of the seals were prematurely weaned by their mothers. One is a yearling. The fourth is an extremely underweight five-year-old. The biologists captured the seals during a trip […]
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Rhode Island zoo announces birth of endangered kangaroo 24.8.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Officials have announced the birth of an endangered kangaroo native to Papua New Guinea at the Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence earlier this year. Zoo Executive Director Jeremy Goodman says the Matschie’s tree kangaroo named Polly was one of just six in the species born in the United States during […]
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The Secret Life of Science Museums 24.8.2016 Mother Jones
If you've ever visited a natural history museum and wandered past towering dinosaur skeletons and wild animals in display cases, you might be surprised to know that you probably saw just a fraction of the treasures held in that facility. Tucked away in the recesses of these familiar buildings, out of sight from the public, are rows and rows of meticulously preserved plants, insects, and animal carcasses. Though rarely seen by the general public, the vast, hidden collections have a life of their own as a hub of scientific research. Scientists use these troves of curiosities to identify new diseases, map invasive species, and study the effects of climate change. For example, in 1993, researchers used a collection of frozen mice at the Museum of Southwest Biology to identify the origin of a dangerous strain of hantavirus—a mysterious and fatal disease that had emerged in the American Southwest. And in California, a large zoology collection has helped biodiversity experts find evidence of climate change ...
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Advocates say they’ll sue to protect hundreds of species 24.8.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A wildlife advocacy group has filed notice that it intends to sue the U.S. government for failing to act on petitions to protect more than 400 plants and animals under the Endangered Species Act. The Center for Biological Diversity accuses the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service of leaving hundreds of species […]
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Off South Africa's coast, great white sharks are threatened 23.8.2016 AP Top News
GANSBAAI, South Africa (AP) -- On the edge of a boat off this coastal village, Michael Rutzen stubs his cigarette into a soda can and stares pensively out to sea....
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Off South Africa’s coast, great white sharks are threatened 23.8.2016 Washington Post: World
On the edge of a boat off this coastal village, Michael Rutzen stubs his cigarette into a soda can and stares pensively out to sea.
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Off South Africa’s coast, great white sharks are threatened 23.8.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

GANSBAAI, South Africa (AP) — On the edge of a boat off this coastal village, Michael Rutzen stubs his cigarette into a soda can and stares pensively out to sea. He has free-dived with great white sharks for nearly 20 years, and he has never known it to be this difficult to find them. Extensive […]
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Environmentalists to sue San Bernardino and Colton over the killing of threatened fish 23.8.2016 LA Times: Commentary

A coalition of environmental groups Monday announced plans to sue a regional water treatment authority and the cities of San Bernardino and Colton over the repeated stranding and killing of Santa Ana suckers, a fish on the federal threatened species list.

Roughly once a month, a water treatment...

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Minnesota wolf estimate edges slightly upward 22.8.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Department of Natural Resource says the annual survey ticked upward to 2,278 wolves. That's about 50 more than last year's estimate.
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Orca’s health issues cited in unsealed documents 22.8.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

Unsealed court documents offer an unsettling look at Lolita the orca whale’s life in a Miami pool she shares with two dolphins. Lolita was caught in 1970 in Penn Cove and is the lone survivor of the Northwest whales sent to captivity.
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Justin Timberlake steps in Leonardo DiCaprio's shoes for Clinton fundraiser 21.8.2016 New Kerala: World News
Washington D.C., Aug. 21 : After Leonardo DiCaprio bowed out of hosting a fundraiser for presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, his buddy Justin Timberlake took his place.
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Drought and wildfires threaten the endangered mountain yellow-legged frog 20.8.2016 LA Times: Commentary

A half-century ago, hundreds of streams cascading down the San Gabriel, San Bernardino and San Jacinto mountains were packed with fist-sized mountain yellow-legged frogs competing for mating rights.

Today, fewer than 400 of the federally endangered frogs are holed up in five hard-to-reach streams,...

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The real value of our national-park system is conservation 20.8.2016 Seattle Times: Opinion

Our actions outside park boundaries bleed into the parks themselves. Climate change, development, agriculture and invasive species are impacting national park ecosystems, threatening some of the species that have made them so iconic.
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