User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Protection :: Conservation Efforts
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Trump Plan Could Open This Giant Sequoia Monument to Logging 16.8.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by The Guardian and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  For the largest living things standing on the planet, California’s giant sequoias have an unassuming, almost gentle aura to them. The recognizable cinnamon-colored bark is soft and fibrous. Its cones are modest. When cut down, the trees tend to shatter and […]
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Accidental deaths of endangered whale threatens its survival 16.8.2017 AP National
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- A high number of accidental deaths this year among the endangered North Atlantic right whale threaten the survival of the species, according to conservation groups and marine scientists....
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Rare crocodile eggs hatched at Cambodian conservation center 15.8.2017 Washington Post: World
Nine eggs of an endangered crocodile species found in the wild in June and taken to a conservation center in southern Cambodia have hatched, conservationists announced Tuesday.
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Rare crocodile eggs hatched at Cambodian conservation center 15.8.2017 Seattle Times: Local

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Nine eggs of an endangered crocodile species found in the wild in June and taken to a conservation center in southern Cambodia have hatched, conservationists announced Tuesday. The New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society and Cambodia’s Fisheries Administration said the eggs of nine Siamese crocodiles have hatched at the Koh Kong […]
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Groups call for ban on cyanide traps that kill predator animals 12.8.2017 Seattle Times: Local

The Center for Biological Diversity and other conservation groups petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency to outlaw the spring-activated devices called M-44s.
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New hope for endangered eels, Japanese summer delicacy 11.8.2017 AP Business
FUJISAWA, Japan (AP) -- The Japanese summer delicacy of roasted eel, braised with a tangy sauce and sprinkled with prickly mountain pepper, is in question as the creatures with their mysterious migrations become increasingly endangered....
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Groups move to ban cyanide traps that kill predator animals 11.8.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Environmental groups have started a legal process to ban predator-killing cyanide traps used mostly in the U.S. West after one of the traps sickened a boy in Idaho and killed his dog. The Center for Biological Diversity and other conservation groups petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday to outlaw the […]
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Conservationists look for answers in unprecedented North Atlantic right whale deaths 10.8.2017 New Kerala: World News
WASHINGTON, Aug. 10, 2017 : Endangered North Atlantic right whales have experienced a shocking number of fatalities in 2017, causing alarm among biologists and conservationists for their depleting population of only 500 animals.
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Trump administration urged to avoid salmon protection rules 10.8.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A group that represents farmers is calling the costs of saving imperiled salmon in the largest river system in the Pacific Northwest unsustainable and is turning to the Trump administration to sidestep endangered species laws. The Columbia-Snake River Irrigators Association wants the government to convene a Cabinet-level committee with the power […]
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Trump administration urged to avoid salmon protection rules 10.8.2017 AP Top News
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- A group that represents farmers is calling the costs of saving imperiled salmon in the largest river system in the Pacific Northwest unsustainable and is turning to the Trump administration to sidestep endangered species laws....
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New hope for endangered eels, Japanese summer delicacy 10.8.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

FUJISAWA, Japan (AP) — The Japanese summer delicacy of roasted eel, braised with a tangy sauce and sprinkled with prickly mountain pepper, is in question as the creatures with their mysterious migrations become increasingly endangered. Soaring demand for Japanese eel, or Anguilla japonica, helped put the creatures on the International Union of Conservation of Nature’s […]
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Sponsored: Terminal 107 park: Hidden gem preserves past and future 9.8.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

A waterfront park, located along the Duwamish Waterway in South Elliott Bay, offers a window into Seattle’s history and a vision for a sustainable future. The Port of Seattle acquired this shoreline site in the late 1970s for industrial development. But the plans were waylaid when shells, bones of fish and birds, and cultural materials […]
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Sage grouse conservation changes draw mix of praise, alarm 9.8.2017 Denver Post: All Political News
President Donald Trump's administration has opened the door to industry-friendly changes to a sweeping plan imposed by his predecessor to protect a ground-dwelling bird across vast areas of the U.S. West.
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Sponsored: Working forests help purify water sources for salmon habitat 8.8.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

Buffers of trees and vegetation along streams protect fish habitat.
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Trump Administration Revises Conservation Plan For Western Sage Grouse 8.8.2017 NPR News
A task force lays out changes that could loosen protections for the bird species renowned for its elaborate mating dance. The rules take into account "local economic growth and job creation."
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Trump team relaxes land-use rules for saving sage grouse, opening more of the West for fossil fuels development 8.8.2017 Denver Post: Business
Trump administration officials on Monday advanced an overhaul of land-use rules aimed at opening more of the West to fossil-fuels development, shifting the nation's strategy for saving imperiled sage grouse away from protecting habitat.
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Feds to give states more flexibility in protecting wild bird 8.8.2017 AP Washington
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Interior Department on Monday unveiled a plan to protect the threatened sage grouse that gives Western states greater flexibility to allow mining, logging and other economic development where it now is prohibited....
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War on Science: Here Are Some of the Banned Words at Trump’s Ag Department 7.8.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by the Guardian and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Staff at the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) have been told to avoid using the term climate change in their work, with the officials instructed to reference “weather extremes” instead. A series of emails obtained by the Guardian between staff at […]
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Interior to give states economic flexibility on sage grouse 7.8.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Interior Department on Monday unveiled a plan to protect the threatened sage grouse that gives Western states where the bird lives flexibility for economic development. Miners, ranchers and some Western governors had argued Obama-era policies jeopardized logging and other businesses. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced the new strategy for the ground-dwelling […]
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Interior to give states economic flexibility on sage grouse 7.8.2017 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Interior Department on Monday unveiled a plan to protect the threatened sage grouse that gives Western states where the bird lives flexibility for economic development. Miners, ranchers and some Western governors had argued Obama-era policies jeopardized logging and other businesses....
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