User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Protection :: Conservation Efforts
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Yellowstone grizzly bears to lose protections after 42 years on endangered species list 23.6.2017 Washington Post
Yellowstone grizzly bears to lose protections after 42 years on endangered species list
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After 42 Years, Yellowstone Grizzly Will Be Taken Off Endangered Species List 23.6.2017 NPR News
Citing a population rebound, the Interior Department has announced it plans to strip the bear of federal protection. But some groups are skeptical, and they've signaled they're prepared to resist.
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What happens once the seals have fully recovered? 23.6.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
What happens once the seals have fully recovered?
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U.S. officials to lift Yellowstone grizzly bear protections 23.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Protections that have been in place for more than 40 years for grizzly bears in the Yellowstone National Park area will be lifted this summer after U.S. government officials ruled Thursday that the population is no longer threatened.

Grizzlies in all continental U.S. states except Alaska have been...

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Protection of deep-sea Atlantic corals up for debate 22.6.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A federal panel is considering new protections for deep-sea corals in the Atlantic Ocean that would impact commercial fishing interests off New England. The New England Fishery Management Council is focusing on corals in waters south of Georges Bank off the Massachusetts coast. Georges Bank is an important fishing area for […]
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke releases $1.1 billion in funds for state wildlife, fish restoration 15.6.2017 Denver Post: All Political News
U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Wednesday he would be releasing $1.1 billion in funds collected for state fish and wildlife restoration efforts, including $28 million for Colorado.
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Experts: Keystone XL pipeline power lines will hurt cranes 15.6.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Environmental experts in Nebraska say transmission lines to power pumping stations for the planned Keystone XL pipeline would threaten endangered whooping cranes. Representatives from environmental groups, including the Sierra Club and Bold Nebraska, submitted written testimony on Monday to the Nebraska Public Service Commission, saying they object to the $8 billion […]
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Trump wants to deny nursing-home residents and their families the right to sue 13.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Let’s say your elderly parent was neglected or abused in a nursing home. In the past, your only recourse might have been arbitration, rather than going to court.

But thanks to a rule put in place last fall by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, nursing homes that receive federal funding...

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Mnuchin calls for major rollbacks of Dodd-Frank financial reforms 13.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin on Monday proposed sweeping changes to the tough Dodd-Frank regulations put in place after the 2008 financial crisis, including a major reduction in the power of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and other rollbacks long desired by Wall Street.

In a 149-page...

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Trump administration cancels proposed limits on marine mammals and sea turtles trapped in fishing nets 13.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The Trump administration announced Monday that it has canceled proposed limits on the number of endangered whales, dolphins and sea turtles that can be killed or injured by sword-fishing nets on the West Coast.

Although the restriction, proposed in 2015, was supported by both the fishing industry...

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US cancels new protection for endangered West Coast whales 13.6.2017 AP Washington
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The Trump administration on Monday threw out a new rule intended to limit the numbers of endangered whales and sea turtles getting caught in fishing nets off the West Coast, even though the fishing industry had proposed the measure....
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US cancels new protection for endangered West Coast whales 12.6.2017 Seattle Times: Local

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Trump administration on Monday threw out a new rule intended to limit the numbers of endangered whales and sea turtles getting caught in fishing nets off the West Coast, even though the fishing industry had proposed the measure. The National Marine Fisheries Service said it decided the new protection was […]
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Kids' clothing chain Gymboree files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection 12.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Children’s clothing retailer Gymboree Corp. has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as it looks to reorganize and reduce its debt.

As part of the reorganization, the San Francisco firm said it plans to close “certain stores,” but the exact timing and final list of closures are still being...

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Decision time at the Supreme Court: Rulings expected soon on religion, free speech and immigration 12.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary

It’s decision time at the Supreme Court, as the justices prepare to hand down the final rulings of their current term by the end of this month. They are due to rule in 21 cases, including disputes over religion, free speech and immigration that could have broad significance.

This year’s term has...

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The sage grouse and its habitat need federal protection 12.6.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
The sage grouse and its habitat need federal protection
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Ever wanted to live in a house in 2 nations at once? Here's your chance 11.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary

For sale: A 1782 fixer-upper with thick granite walls, 1950s decor and armed 24-hour security provided by both Canada and the United States of America.

The nearly 7,000-square-foot house, cut into five vacant apartments, is on a lot of less than a quarter-acre that, along with the building itself,...

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Dozer the walrus leaving Washington state zoo 10.6.2017 AP Washington
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- A 3,100-pound (1400-kilogram) walrus named Dozer who enthralled visitors the last seven months at the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in Washington state is leaving at the end of this month....
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Instead of taking away our guns, why not arm law-abiding citizens as protection from an attack? 10.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: The Times Editorial Board again mistakenly focuses on one instrument use to commit violence — firearms — rather than the underlying causes of violence. It seems doubtful that absent a firearm, those who decide to commit suicide would not find other means, and many of the U.S. homicides...

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What is an HOA to do when a resident claims diplomatic immunity in a dispute? 10.6.2017 LA Times: Business

QUESTION: A couple of properties in our common interest development belong to titleholders of foreign countries. These properties are often occupied by employees and families of different foreign embassies. Their vehicles have diplomatic license plates. While the properties are well-maintained,...

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California officials say they'll move ahead on cutting emissions despite Trump's delay of ozone rules 10.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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