User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Protection :: Conservation Efforts
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Giraffes, rarer than elephants, put on extinction watch list 8.12.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

WASHINGTON (AP) — The giraffe, the tallest land animal, is now at risk of extinction, biologists say. Because the giraffe population has shrunk nearly 40 percent in just 30 years, scientists put it on the official watch list of threatened and endangered species worldwide, calling it “vulnerable.” That’s two steps up the danger ladder from […]
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Giraffes, rarer than elephants, put on extinction watch list 8.12.2016 AP Top News
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The giraffe, the tallest land animal, is now at risk of extinction, biologists say....
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Rebounding California gray wolf holds onto protection 8.12.2016 AP Washington
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- The California gray wolves will keep their endangered species protections even once the rebounding animal hits a population of at least 50, state wildlife officials said Wednesday....
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Rebounding California gray wolf holds onto protection 8.12.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The California gray wolves will keep their endangered species protections even once the rebounding animal hits a population of at least 50, state wildlife officials said Wednesday. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife published its plan for managing wolves late Tuesday, setting its policy for the species that is making […]
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Last-minute push for California drought legislation creates friction between Feinstein and Boxer 6.12.2016 LA Times: Commentary

House Republican leaders and California’s senior senator announced Monday a new attempt to pass legislation that would increase water deliveries to San Joaquin Valley agribusiness and Southern California.

The 90-page proposal was added to a water infrastructure bill that Congress is expected to...

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UAE highlights efforts on biodiversity protection 5.12.2016 New Kerala: World News
UAE highlights efforts on biodiversity protection
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Rare weasel-like mammal makes a comeback in Washington state 4.12.2016 AP Washington
MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK, Wash. (AP) -- Pacific fishers have declined on the West Coast over the decades, but the forest-dwelling, weasel-like mammals are slowly making a comeback in Washington state....
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Once extinct in Washington, fishers return to Mount Rainier 4.12.2016 Seattle Times: Local

The reintroduction of fishers to Mount Rainier National Park represents the latest step to return the member of the weasel family back to Washington state.
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Visiting Qatari royals hunt endangered 'Houbara' in Pakistan 4.12.2016 New Kerala: World News
Visiting Qatari royals hunt endangered 'Houbara' in Pakistan
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Iconic Australian wallaby brought back from brink of extinction 4.12.2016 New Kerala: World News
Iconic Australian wallaby brought back from brink of extinction
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Mysterious willow die-off in northern San Diego County 29.11.2016 LA Times: Commentary

A mysterious pest has damaged willows along the Escondido Creek watershed of northern San Diego County, leaving conservation officials scrambling for answers to the die-off.

Officials with the Escondido Creek Conservancy originally suspected the damage was caused by the shot hole borer beetle,...

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Connecticut Audubon calls for protecting endangered birds 27.11.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Audubon Society has released a sharply worded report, warning that many birds in the state are suffering slow, steady population declines because of a loss of nesting areas. The saltmarsh sparrow, in particular, is at risk from rising sea levels, which threaten coastal habitats. Scientists say the bird could […]
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Ivory Ban Hurts Native Alaskans Who Legally Carve Walrus Tusks 24.11.2016 NPR News
Strict bans on ivory trade are aimed at preventing elephant poaching. But the measures are causing unintended consequences for Alaska Natives who hunt walruses and carve their tusks for a living.
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Toxic amphibian defenses at higher risk of extinction 23.11.2016 New Kerala: World News
Toxic amphibian defenses at higher risk of extinction
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Massive project proposed to remove juniper trees in Idaho 23.11.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Boise, Idaho • Federal officials are proposing one of the largest ever projects to remove juniper trees to protect habitat for imperiled sage grouse and might also benefit cattle ranchers. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management on Monday announced it’s taking public comments through Jan. 3 on the plan to eliminate the trees from 940 square miles in Owyhee County in southwest Idaho. “For juniper, these numbers are unprecedented,” said Karen Launchbaugh, director of the University of Idaho’s Rangeland...
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Enviros sue over Alaska Railroad LNG project 22.11.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Anchorage • An environmental group filed a lawsuit Monday against the Federal Railroad Administration for failing to disclose the approval process for the Alaska Railroad’s application for rail shipments of highly volatile liquefied natural gas. The Alaska Railroad would make the nation’s first rail shipments of LNG. The Center for Biological Diversity filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Washington D.C. on Monday. Miyoko Sakashita, a senior attorney for the organization, said the federal... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Humpback whale in cleaner Hudson River may be chasing a meal 22.11.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

NEW YORK (AP) — A humpback whale that has cavorted in the Hudson River for nearly a week, with sightings reported from the Statue of Liberty to well north of the George Washington Bridge about 20 miles away, may be after a meal. The U.S. Coast Guard said it has received dozens of calls reporting […]
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Group sues over lack of info in Alaska Railroad LNG project 22.11.2016 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An environmental group filed a lawsuit Monday against the Federal Railroad Administration for failing to disclose the approval process for the Alaska Railroad’s application for rail shipments of highly volatile liquefied natural gas. The Alaska Railroad would make the nation’s first rail shipments of LNG. The Center for Biological Diversity filed […]
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Beetle reintroduction paying off in southwest Missouri 19.11.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A colorful beetle that was once common in southwest Missouri is showing signs of a comeback, thanks to a joint effort by the St. Louis Zoo and conservation organizations. The zoo said 850 American burying beetles, which disappeared in the state in the 1970s, have been found in traps it placed […]
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Community Agriculture Alliance: Every drop counts 18.11.2016 Steamboat Pilot
It may be no surprise that agriculture is the nation’s thirstiest industry; simply put, it takes water to grow food and fiber. Rising demands from competing water users in the municipal and industrial sector, paired with a growing population, puts strain on balancing the water budget and adds pressure to agriculture’s share of water rights. In addition to competing sectors, prolonged drought and interstate legal obligations are forcing water users to conserve this vital, limited resource. The good news is, some Colorado growers and agricultural producers are taking a proactive approach to water scarcity by adopting farming practices that use less water. In Routt County, ag producers are conserving water by implementing innovative irrigation techniques that increase their water use efficiency, keeping better records of water use by installing measuring devices and installing closed pipelines to convey water through leaking or eroding irrigation ditches. Routt County is also home to landowners who are ...
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