User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Protection :: Conservation Efforts
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Otter spotted eating trout at Colorado toxic mine site raises hope for new kind of cleanup 17.12.2017 Denver Post: Business
An otter spotted chewing a fish at a toxic mine site along the Dolores River has raised hopes that new kind of clean up that harnesses nature is working.
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A sudden change in Ryan Zinke's travel plans cost taxpayers nearly $2,000, documents show 12.12.2017 Washington Post
A sudden change in Ryan Zinke's travel plans cost taxpayers nearly $2,000, documents show
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We need to talk about genetically modifying animals 12.12.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
We need to talk about genetically modifying animals
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2 wolves monitored by wildlife officials found shot dead 11.12.2017 AP Washington
COLVILLE, Wash. (AP) -- Officials say two wolves that were being monitored have been found shot dead in eastern Washington....
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Mysterious disease wastes South Florida's corals, and scientists are racing to find a cure 10.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary

A mysterious epidemic continues to sweep South Florida’s reefs, transforming corals into lifeless skeletons and threatening undersea structures that support tourism, provide hurricane protection and serve as homes to a vast range of marine life.

Called white plague, white blotch and other names,...

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In Theory: What ethical questions come to mind over the ‘de-extinction’ movement? 6.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary

A new book examines the questions raised by the proposed reintroduction of extinct species into their native habitats. In “Rise of the Necrofauna,” CBC broadcaster and science writer Britt Ray examines a number of perspectives on using genetic engineering to foment “de-extinction.”

These include...

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The Latest: Zinke recommends shrinking Nevada monument 6.12.2017 AP National
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The Latest on President Donald Trump's decision to shrink two national monuments in Utah (all times local):...
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2 kiwi birds are rare bright spot in grim extinction report 5.12.2017 Hindu: S & T
The International Union for the Conservation of Nature upgraded the Okarito kiwi and the Northern Brown kiwi from endangered to vulnerable thanks to New Zealand’s progress in controlling predators like stoats and cats.
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Blakeslee’s “American Wolf” navigates the political, scientific and cultural impacts of wolf restoration in the West 2.12.2017 Denver Post: Entertainment
In the opening pages of Nate Blakelee’s captivating “American Wolf,” a hunter is trudging through snow, not far from a road, blasting on a whistle that mimics the wail of an injured cottontail. He’s an elk hunter but that’s not what he’s after on this day.
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The Environmental Disaster Tucked Into the Tax Bill 1.12.2017 Mother Jones
The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge—recognized for its picturesque vistas and wildlife—has been a battleground for Democrats and Republicans for years. The 20-million-acre park sits above large oil and gas reserves, which Republicans, including Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), have eyed as a huge source of revenue for the state. Several efforts to allow drilling over the […]
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Is the Ballona Wetlands restoration project truly a 'restoration'? 30.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: Focusing on the possible discovery of a rare plant at the Ballona Wetlands ignores a number of other reasons why the “restoration” project should not occur. (“A rare plant and a renegade environmental activist could derail Ballona Wetlands restoration,” Nov. 23)

This is not a restoration,...

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The shot hole borer beetle could kill 38% of all trees in the L.A. region 30.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Pick a tree at random anywhere in Southern California and examine it closely. Chances are good that you will find small wet stains on its trunk. Those wet stains are most likely signs of a fatal tree disease that is spreading throughout the region at an alarming rate, and which has the potential...

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Hunting Can Be Good for Lions and Elephants 29.11.2017 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
A government report makes the case for easing the ban on importation of big-game trophies.
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Remains of ancient sea cow unearthed off Channel Islands 29.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Scientists say they’ve unearthed fossil remains of a sea cow that lived in the shallow waters off Southern California's Channel Islands some 25 million years ago.

The fossil skull and rib cage were discovered last summer on Santa Rosa Island, about 50 miles northwest of Los Angeles, the National...

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The Energy 202: The other corner of Alaska the GOP wants to open up 27.11.2017 Washington Post
The Energy 202: The other corner of Alaska the GOP wants to open up
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Yellowstone’s grizzly bear population rebounds, creating challenges, fears 27.11.2017 Washington Post
After being saved from the brink of extinction, grizzly bears are spreading far beyond Yellowstone National Park. That’s raising uneasy questions among ranchers, conservationists and others in the region: Can people and the bears coexist?
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Black bears back in eastern Nevada after 80-year absence 27.11.2017 AP Washington
RENO, Nev. (AP) -- More than 500 black bears have returned to parts of their historic range in the Great Basin of Nevada where the species disappeared about 80 years ago, scientists say....
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Plan to change New England ocean stewardship up for debate 24.11.2017 AP Business
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- The federal government is close to enacting new rules about New England ocean habitat that could mean dramatic changes for the way it manages the marine environment and fisheries....
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A rare plant and a renegade environmental activist could derail Ballona Wetlands restoration 23.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

With his long ponytail, floppy sun hat and a peace symbol dangling from his neck, retired federal biologist Robert “Roy” van de Hoek looks like a man bent on saving the environment.

And when he’s crawling through a hole in the fence to sneak into the Ballona Wetlands, it’s clear he’s intent on...

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Forest Service is rethinking protection plans for sage grouse in Colorado, five other Western states 23.11.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
The U.S. Forest Service is rethinking protection plans for sage grouse in six Western states after a U.S. court sided with mining companies
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