User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Protection :: Conservation Efforts
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Moth named for Trump. It's the hair. 19.1.2017 CNN: Top Stories
No doubt Donald Trump will be showered with honors at his inauguration, but none will be quite as unique as this little moth.
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Meet the new moth named after Donald Trump 18.1.2017 New Kerala: Technology
Meet the new moth named after Donald Trump
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Interior secretary nominee Ryan Zinke tells lawmakers he opposes the sale of public land 18.1.2017 LA Times: Nation

Rep. Ryan Zinke, the Montana Republican nominated by President-elect Donald Trump to be the next Interior secretary, said Tuesday that his “No. 1 job is to restore trust” between Americans and the federal agencies that manage land and water across the West.

Referring to what he called the “top-down”...

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Trump's EPA choice stood by as fracking battle shook his home state 18.1.2017 CNN: Top Stories
Oklahoma is one of the more unlikely places in the United States to experience earthquakes. But in the six years that Scott Pruitt has served as the state's attorney general, Oklahoma has been rattled by hundreds of quakes with a magnitude of 3.0 and greater, with some areas facing the same level of risk as high-hazard parts of California.
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Interior secretary nominee says overhaul of national parks should be part of Trump infrastructure plan 18.1.2017 Washington Post
Montana Congressman Ryan Zinke's comments are some of the first by a Trump nominee on infrastructure spending, a topic that congressional Republicans have been eyeing warily amid concerns about the cost and scope of Trump’s ambitions.
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Interior nominee is Teddy Roosevelt acolyte 17.1.2017 CNN: Top Stories
President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for interior secretary will kick off this week of confirmation hearings, and he's expected to face tough questions on climate change and the use of public lands from both sides of the aisle.
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Jane Goodall: A lifetime in the field 17.1.2017 CNN: Top Stories
In the not too distant past, scientists refused to believe humans shared behavioral traits with other species. Despite accepting the work of Darwin a century before, it was thought a sharp line divided us from the animal kingdom. Personality and emotion were the dominions of man.
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GOP targets landmark Endangered Species Act for big changes 17.1.2017 AP National
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- In control of Congress and soon the White House, Republicans are readying plans to roll back the influence of the Endangered Species Act, one of the government's most powerful conservation tools, after decades of complaints that it hinders drilling, logging and other activities....
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GOP targets landmark Endangered Species Act for big changes 17.1.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — In control of Congress and soon the White House, Republicans are readying plans to roll back the influence of the Endangered Species Act, one of the government’s most powerful conservation tools, after decades of complaints that it hinders drilling, logging and other activities. Over the past eight years, GOP lawmakers sponsored […]
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Endangered bighorn sheep sharing a controversial lush life on the greens at La Quinta's desert golf courses 16.1.2017 LA Times: Commentary
LA QUINTA, Calif. - This is a sunbaked oasis of walled and gated neighborhoods, chic boutique hotels and verdant golf courses at the base of the rugged Santa Rosa Mountains. So officials were caught off guard by a divisive controversy that erupted in 2012 after large numbers of federally endangered...
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The bald and the bold: Eagles’ resurgence comes at a price 15.1.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The eagle has landed — on chickens and rare birds, with talons at the ready. The resurgence of the bald eagle is one of America’s greatest conservation success stories. They have come back so strong that in some areas, they are interfering with efforts to preserve more jeopardized species, such as […]
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The bald and the bold: Eagles' resurgence comes at a price 15.1.2017 AP National
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- The eagle has landed - on chickens and rare birds, with talons at the ready....
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With an actual alligator involved, a ‘drain the swamp’ everyone can get behind 15.1.2017 Washington Post
With an actual alligator involved, a ‘drain the swamp’ everyone can get behind
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Scientists discover that white rhino dung has a lot in common with a Facebook post 14.1.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Here’s a social networking site you can find with your nose. Scientists studying the communal pooping areas of white rhinos in South Africa have found that the animals use them like social messaging boards – to leave notes about their status and to read the “posts” of others.

The discovery, published...

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Killer whales could have quiet space off Washington coast 14.1.2017 Seattle Times: Local

Most motorized vessels would be banned under a proposed whale-protection zone sought by three conservation groups.
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High-cost, tough year for Washington wolf management in 2016 14.1.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

A year-end report and a review under way this winter and spring could bring changes in wolf recovery policy before the next grazing season.
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Feds weigh petition asking for whale protection zone 14.1.2017 AP Washington
SEATTLE (AP) -- The federal government is considering a petition that calls for a whale protection zone on the west side of Washington's San Juan Island....
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Feds weighing petition calling for whale protection zone 13.1.2017 AP Washington
SEATTLE (AP) -- The federal government is weighing a petition calling for a whale protection zone on the west side of Washington's San Juan Island....
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Obama names five new national monuments, including civil rights sites 13.1.2017 Washington Post
President Obama, who has named 34 national monuments, has used the Antiquities Act more than any other president in history.
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Love ’em or not? Here’s how to have your say about grizzly bears in North Cascades 13.1.2017 Seattle Times: Local

National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife slate open houses, webinars in February.
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