User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Endangered Species
Last updated: Feb 26 2017 24:51 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Thorny skate will not be added to endangered species list 26.2.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The federal government says the thorny skate will not be listed under the Endangered Species Act. Environmental groups argued that the thorny skate’s decline in the northwest Atlantic Ocean was considerable enough to afford it protections set aside for endangered animals. But the National Marine Fisheries Service says it disagrees. Documents […]
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Letter: Is Bishop obtuse or stupid? 25.2.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Did I read that right? Speaking of the Endangered Species Act, Rep. Rob Bishop said, “It has never been used for the rehabilitation of species. It’s been used to control the land.” Is Bishop being willfully obtuse or is it a case of staggering stupidity? The Endangered Species Act is both popular and successful. Since its passage in 1978, this bill has aimed to protect 2,270 species that are endangered or threatened. According to the Center for Biological Diversity, more than 200 species would h...
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Bounding Baby Bongo Born 25.2.2017 NPR News
An eastern bongo at the Los Angeles Zoo birthed the first bongo to be born at the zoo in more than 20 years. Bongos are native to Africa and have stripes, big ears and horns.
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Yes, the Endangered Species Act should be reformed 24.2.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Yes, the Endangered Species Act should be reformed
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Letter: Preserving the world is our responsibility 24.2.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
The Endangered Species Act is a safety net for fish, plants and wildlife on the brink of extinction. But now, some members of Congress are trying to weaken the Endangered Species Act to benefit developers and the oil and gas industry. We have a responsibility to future generations to be good stewards and protect endangered species and the special places they call home. In Utah we have taken our lands, rivers and wild animals for granted for way too long and it’s time for the citizens of Utah to...
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Trained dogs may help to detect threatened cheetahs: Study 24.2.2017 New Kerala: World News
Trained dogs may help to detect threatened cheetahs: Study
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Environmental and fishing groups sue to save salmon 24.2.2017 AP Washington
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Environmental and fishing groups sued the federal government on Thursday as they seek cooler water for salmon in the Columbia River system....
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Surfer ‘paradise’ in Puerto Rico at stake in hotel fight 23.2.2017 Washington Post: World
The sun had just risen along Puerto Rico’s northwest coast when Paul Schmidt hopped off his surfboard and emerged from the water at Wilderness Beach, ending another session at a remote area that draws surfers from around the world looking for the next big wave.
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Scientists discover new frog species small enough to sit on a fingernail 22.2.2017 Washington Post
Scientists discover new frog species small enough to sit on a fingernail
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Lemur facial recognition tool developed 21.2.2017 BBC: Technology
A method that can identify individual lemurs could improve the way the endangered species is tracked.
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With this Congress, the Endangered Species Act itself might be endangered 21.2.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Elections have consequences, as the saying goes, and here’s another one arising from conservative Republicans taking complete control of the federal government: The Endangered Species Act, which played a significant role in saving the bald eagle and the California condor from extinction, is now...

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Prairie dog towns in Colorado cover twice the acreage researchers once thought 20.2.2017 Denver Post: Local
Prairie dogs -- the long-reviled rodents that pester developers and ranchers, yet play a key role for Great Plains ecosystems -- not only are surviving but may be far more abundant in Colorado than previously believed.
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Don't be so clean! Obsession with hygiene could kill benefial bacterias 20.2.2017 New Kerala: World News
Don't be so clean! Obsession with hygiene could kill benefial bacterias
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Zoo introduces endangered African painted dog pups to public 18.2.2017 Seattle Times: Local

CUMBERLAND, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio zoo says a litter of six African painted dog puppies born in December can now be viewed by the public. The Columbus Zoo says the puppies from the endangered species have begun exploring publicly visible areas of the zoo’s conservation center, The Wilds, in Cumberland, Ohio. Dan Beetem, director […]
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Egg-free surrogate chickens can save rare poultry breeds 18.2.2017 New Kerala: World News
Egg-free surrogate chickens can save rare poultry breeds
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Colorado Springs-based NASA study could change how world measures snow 18.2.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
A Navy plane making frequent flights over Colorado's western mountains is part of a big NASA push to build a satellite that can measure the moisture in snowpack.
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Feds: Mexican gray wolves see increase in wild population 18.2.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — There are now more Mexican gray wolves roaming the American Southwest than at any time since the federal government began trying to reintroduce the predators nearly two decades ago. The annual survey released Friday by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows at least 113 wolves are spread between southwestern New […]
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New Mexico panel OKs bill outlawing coyote-hunting contests 17.2.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Legislation that would ban coyote-hunting competitions in New Mexico cleared its first hurdle Thursday, while a measure aimed at overhauling the mission of the state’s game and fish agency was sidelined amid concerns about financial burdens. During a packed hearing, a majority of the Senate Conservation Committee gave the coyote […]
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Group sues Trump administration for delaying bumblebee's endangered listing 16.2.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Natural Resources Defense Council says the U.S. Department of Interior broke the law by postponing the listing without public notice and comment. It was scheduled to take effect Feb. 10.
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Endangered Species Act may be heading for the threatened list 16.2.2017 Washington Post
At least one Republican has vowed to wage an effort to repeal the 43-year-old law, which has saved bald eagles, gray wolves and manatees from extinction. Other GOP lawmakers took aim at the measure during a Senate hearing.
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