User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Protection :: Conservation Efforts
Last updated: Aug 24 2016 13:14 IST RSS 2.0
 
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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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Opinion: We are letting our national parks go to ruin 23.8.2016 CNN: Top Stories
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Expedition documents sea life, habitat around Channel Islands 21.8.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Beneath the waves, flame-colored rockfish slipped past coral fans, brittle stars lay in wait for prey, and anemones swayed with the current.

It’s a scene often featured in photo spreads of tropical atolls and islets, but these coral gardens are in the chilly waters off California’s Channel Islands,...

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Op-ed: Allowing wheels in wilderness would benefit lands and Utah economy 21.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
People could be forgiven for thinking most conservation news these days is gloomy. From global warming to species depletion, the problems are complex and solutions difficult. Happily, our Utah senators have brightened the picture with a bill they brought to Congress on July 13: the Human-Powered Travel in Wilderness Areas Act. To the benefit of outdoor adventurers — mountain bikers, hikers, equestrians, canoeists and climbers — the bill will restore Utah’s Wilderness areas to the glory Congress ...
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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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Even scientists take selfies with wild animals. Here’s why they shouldn’t. 17.8.2016 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Don't say cheese.
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Scientists find the world’s most mysterious mammal 17.8.2016 Washington Post
It may look like an ugly squirrel, but the Zenkerella insignis is a living fossil that has evolved very little over the past 49 million years and until now has been known only by its fossils.
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Land use plan for California desert turns frequent allies into foes 16.8.2016 Washington Post
Though typically united behind conservation causes, solar-energy advocates and environmentalists have split over a plan to divide up the desert’s public lands between renewable energy and conservation areas.
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Idaho plant at center of legal battle listed as threatened 16.8.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A small, flowering plant found only in southwest Idaho will again be listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Monday announced the listing of slickspot peppergrass to take effect Sept. 16. The plant was originally listed in 2009, but Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” […]
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To Save an Endangered Fox, Humans Turned Its Home Into a War Zone 14.8.2016 Wired Top Stories
To Save an Endangered Fox, Humans Turned Its Home Into a War Zone
Santa Cruz Island is just one battleground in a larger war, as humans grapple with the threat of invaders—including themselves. The post To Save an Endangered Fox, Humans Turned Its Home Into a War Zone appeared first on WIRED.
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US announces plans to protect rare Colorado, Utah birds 14.8.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
Federal land managers announced long-awaited plans to protect the rare Gunnison sage grouse, a bird found only in Colorado and Utah.
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Can America's National Parks defeat the developers at their gates? 13.8.2016 LA Times: Commentary

To learn what most endangers national parks, on the occasion this month of the National Park Service’s 100th birthday, look no farther than Mojave National Preserve, a vast swath of exquisite desert panoramas halfway between Los Angeles and Las Vegas. These days, national parks struggle with all...

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Feds aim to protect Gunnison sage grouse 13.8.2016 Durango Herald
DENVER – Federal land managers announced long-awaited plans to protect the rare Gunnison sage grouse, a bird found only in Colorado and Utah.The Bureau of Land Management released a nearly 1,000-page document late Thursday proposing restrictions on energy development, roads and grazing. The proposals include closing or...
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Wildlife officials in Washington state kill two gray wolves, plan to remove others 13.8.2016 LA Times: Commentary

State wildlife officials in helicopters have shot and killed two gray wolves in northeastern Washington, and authorities plan on removing more of the animals. 

Two adult female wolves that roam Ferry County, including this year's breeding female, were killed on Aug. 5, the Department of Fish and...

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US announces plans to protect rare Colorado, Utah birds 13.8.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

DENVER (AP) — Federal land managers have announced long-awaited plans to protect the rare Gunnison sage grouse, a bird found only in Colorado and Utah. The Bureau of Land Management released a nearly 1,000-page document late Thursday proposing restrictions on energy development, roads and grazing. The proposals include closing or limiting the use of some […]
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State is years behind on projects to protect wildlife at Salton Sea, officials and activists say 12.8.2016 LA Times: Commentary

The Salton Sea is in big trouble and plodding state officials are to blame, local authorities and environmentalists say. 

The California Legislature appropriated money to start designing projects to restore wildlife habitat and control dust at the steadily receding salt lake in 2010.

But lawmakers did...

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Mexican authorities investigate reports of tiger sighting 12.8.2016 Washington Post: World
Mexican authorities are investigating reports of a tiger sighting nine months after another Bengal tiger escaped into a mangrove forest in another part of the country and was never recaptured.
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Channel Island foxes removed from endangered species list 12.8.2016 LA Times: Science

Not long ago, foxes native to the Channel Islands off the California coast teetered on the edge of extinction.

They have rebounded to the point where U.S. wildlife officials on Thursday removed three subspecies of island fox from the roster of federally endangered species, hailing their comeback...

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Sickly sweet: This dastardly virus uses smell to make bees do its bidding 12.8.2016 Washington Post
Sickly sweet: This dastardly virus uses smell to make bees do its bidding
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Species in southeast Asian forests face risk of extinction 11.8.2016 New Kerala: World News
London, Aug 11 : Species endemic to Southeast Asia's natural forests face a much higher risk of extinction from habitat loss than previously thought, a recent study has revealed.
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