User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Protection :: Conservation Efforts
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Monument review includes oceans, tribal lands and Sequoias 27.4.2017 AP Politics
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- President Donald Trump's call to review 24 national monuments established by three former presidents puts in limbo protections on large swaths of land home to ancient cliff dwellings, towering Sequoias, deep, canyons and oceans habitats where seals, whales and sea turtles roam....
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Wyoming wolf hunts to start again after US court decision 27.4.2017 AP National
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- Wyoming will hold a wolf hunt for the first time in four years this fall now that a federal court has lifted endangered species protection for wolves in the state, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department said Wednesday....
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Wyoming wolf hunts to start again after US court decision 27.4.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming will hold a wolf hunt for the first time in four years this fall now that a federal court has lifted endangered species protection for wolves in the state, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department said Wednesday. Planning is now underway for the hunt in northwestern Wyoming, which will probably […]
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Here are the national monuments being reconsidered under Trump 27.4.2017 LA Times: Commentary
President Trump will sign an executive order calling into question the future of dozens of national monuments proclaimed by the last three presidents.
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He lost a leg to a shark. Now he's trying to save the species 26.4.2017 LA Times: Commentary

A decade ago, Achmat Hassiem and his younger brother were playing the part of drowning swimmers in a routine lifesavers’ drill when they spotted a huge dorsal fin speeding toward them in the chilly waters of False Bay, a major habitat of the great white shark.

The 16-foot shark was headed for his...

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How A Wild Berry Is Helping To Protect China's Giant Pandas And Its Countryside 26.4.2017 NPR News
Long before it became a "superfood" in the U.S., schisandra was made into soups and jams and prized as a medicinal plant. Now the berry is at the center of a dramatic new approach to conservation.
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China’s rare milu deer return in victory for conservation 26.4.2017 Washington Post: World
The newborn fawn walks unsteadily among the trees that were once part of the Chinese emperor’s hunting grounds, where more than a century before its forebears died out in their native China.
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China’s rare milu deer return in victory for conservation 26.4.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

BEIJING (AP) — The newborn fawn walks unsteadily among the trees that were once part of the Chinese emperor’s hunting grounds, where more than a century before its forebears died out in their native China. This April marks the start of the birthing season for the milu deer, which has long been famed as having […]
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Scientists At The Smithsonian Institution's Ant Lab Name New Species 25.4.2017 NPR: Morning Edition
Scientists named a silky ant species from Venezuela: Sericomyrmex Radioheadi. The website Phys.org reports the scientists wanted to honor members of the band Radiohead for their conservation work.
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Wolf pup born in Missouri offers hope for endangered breed 25.4.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

EUREKA, Mo. (AP) — A Mexican wolf born this month at a wildlife center in suburban St. Louis is offering new hope for repopulating the endangered species through artificial insemination using frozen sperm. The Mexican wolf population once roamed Mexico and the western U.S. in the thousands but was nearly wiped out by the 1970s, […]
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Chesapeake Bay female crabs at their most plentiful since at least 1990 22.4.2017 Washington Post
Chesapeake Bay female crabs at their most plentiful since at least 1990
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Status of forests is 'dire' as world marks 2017 Earth Day 21.4.2017 LA Times: Commentary

They cover a third of the world’s landmass, help to regulate the atmosphere, and offer shelter, sustenance and survival to millions of people, plants and animals.

But despite some progress, the planet’s woodlands continue to disappear on a dramatic scale.

Since 1990 the world has lost the equivalent...

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Antarctica's biodiversity 'falling between the cracks' 20.4.2017 New Kerala: Technology
Antarctica's biodiversity 'falling between the cracks'
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Dow Chemical is pushing Trump administration to ignore studies of toxic pesticide 20.4.2017 LA Times: Business

Dow Chemical is pushing the Trump administration to scrap the findings of federal scientists who point to a family of widely used pesticides as harmful to about 1,800 critically threatened or endangered species.

Lawyers representing Dow — whose chief executive also heads a White House manufacturing...

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Scientists search for 25 ‘lost’ species 20.4.2017 Washington Post
These animals haven’t been officially declared extinct. But collectively, they haven’t been seen in more than 1,500 years, according to the Global Wildlife Conservation.
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Not Just For Foreign Foods: Fair-Trade Label Comes To U.S. Farms 19.4.2017 NPR News
Since 1998, Fair Trade USA has been certifying farms overseas that met its standards for workers and the environment. Now, the group is looking closer to home, starting with an Arizona organic farm.
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Study: Bird population in Vermont forests drop 14.2 percent 15.4.2017 Seattle Times: Local

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The bird population in Vermont’s forests has declined 14.2 percent over 25 years, largely due to several factors, including invasive species, climate change, and the natural cycle of maturing forests, scientists with the Vermont Center for Ecostudies say. The Norwich-based environmental research group says other factors for the decline include acid […]
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Washington Post Editorial: Invasive searches at the border 15.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Pretty much everyone can agree that Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents should be able to freely search travelers’ bags at the border. Their job is to stop everything from illegal weapons to illicit drugs to invasive species from entering the country. But searching through every last email on your cellphone? That’s much less defensible. Even so, CBP has the legal authority to thumb through every personal detail on Americans’ electronic devices without meeting any standard of suspicion, as... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Border agents can look at everything on your cell phone. Congress should change that. 13.4.2017 Washington Post: Editorials
Don’t wait for the courts to ensure sensible privacy protections.
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There Are 60,000+ Species Of Tree Worldwide, Scientists Say 13.4.2017 NPR News
More than half of those species are only found in a single country, and many of them face extinction. The scientists hope that this database will be an important tool for conservationists.
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