User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Protection :: Conservation Efforts
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Prince Charles orders grey squirrel cull on duchy estate 19.10.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Humane and lawful measures introduced on Duchy of Cornwall estate in attempt to protect red squirrel population

The Prince of Wales has ordered a cull of the grey squirrel on his estate in an attempt to protect the indigenous red variety.

Humane and lawful measures to control the population of greys, which carry a poxvirus that is deadly to red squirrels, have been introduced on the Duchy of Cornwall estate.

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UK is breaking EU's conservation laws on porpoises 17.10.2014 Guardian: Environment

European commission could take Britain to court within two months for failure to protect harbour porpoises

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Britain's migrating birds are declining in number 16.10.2014 Guardian: Environment

Fewer birds, including nightingales and cuckoos, are migrating between Europe and Africa due to combined factors of habitat loss, hunting and climate change

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Birds that migrate from UK to Africa in winter declining drastically, RSPB says 16.10.2014 Guardian: Environment
Nightingale and turtle dove among populations that have seen dramatic long-term fall in number, annual RSPB report says Continue reading...
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Feds face heat over push to save yellow-billed cuckoo, delays rescue 15.10.2014 Headlines: All Headlines
Federal wildlife officials facing pressure from members of Congress on Tuesday delayed action on their proposal to designate nearly 550,000 acres in nine states, including parts of Colorado, as habitat for the imperiled yellow-billed cuckoo.
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Must Environmentalists and Labor Activists Find Themselves at Odds With Each Other? 13.10.2014 American Prospect
“I think the American people right now have been so focused, and will continue to be focused, on our economy and jobs and growth, that if the message is somehow we’re going to ignore jobs and growth simply to address climate change, I don’t think anybody is going to go for that. I won’t go for that.” --President Barack Obama, November 14, 2012, two weeks after Hurricane Sandy   It has been a tough couple of years in the effort to unite labor, community, and environmental groups, an alliance that has always been strained. The extractive energy sector—coal, gas, oil—has historically had strong union representation and well-paying jobs. Tensions rose in 2011 after the Sierra Club escalated their campaign to close coal plants and 350.org, the climate protection group led by activist Bill McKibben, called for a halt to the Keystone XL Pipeline project.  Even Obama’s relatively mild order this past June on reducing pollution from power plants was opposed by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers ...
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Must Environmentalists and Labor Activists Find Themselves at Odds? 13.10.2014 American Prospect
“I think the American people right now have been so focused, and will continue to be focused, on our economy and jobs and growth, that if the message is somehow we’re going to ignore jobs and growth simply to address climate change, I don’t think anybody is going to go for that. I won’t go for that.” --President Barack Obama, November 14, 2012, two weeks after Hurricane Sandy   It has been a tough couple of years in the effort to unite labor, community, and environmental groups, an alliance that has always been strained. The extractive energy sector—coal, gas, oil—has historically had strong union representation and well-paying jobs. Tensions rose in 2011 after the Sierra Club escalated their campaign to close coal plants and 350.org, the climate protection group led by activist Bill McKibben, called for a halt to the Keystone XL Pipeline project.  Even Obama’s relatively mild order this past June on reducing pollution from power plants was opposed by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers ...
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Minnesota's newest wildlife management area is a quiet oasis 40 miles from the Twin Cities 13.10.2014 Star Tribune: Business
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Syngenta's GMO product dispute widens as farmers file class-action lawsuits 12.10.2014 Star Tribune: Business
They’re seeking damages because China won’t accept Syngenta’s GMO corn.
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Pheasant hunting season begins despite population decline 11.10.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The declining population could be a bad sign for other species.
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Bison roam Illinois prairies again 10.10.2014 Star Tribune: Latest
Wild bison have been reintroduced on the prairies east of the Mississippi River for the first time since the 1830s, one in a larger set of bison experiments, from Minnesota to Montana to Utah.
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Wild panda land threatened by China's forest reforms 9.10.2014 New Scientist: GM Organisms
Chinese government legislation could see 15 per cent of panda habitats sold off for commercial use, but they could be protected for just $1.3 ...
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Rare Monarch butterflies spotted on England's south coast 9.10.2014 Guardian: Environment

Five sightings of Monarch butterflies - one of Britains rarest migrant species - have been made in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

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Fight over piping plover halts Sandy recovery 8.10.2014 AP National
BAY SHORE, N.Y. (AP) -- A court fight to protect the piping plover is holding up a $207 million plan to replenish sand along a 19-mile stretch of shoreline on New York's Fire Island....
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Court fight over federally protected bird puts temporary halt to Sandy recovery on Fire Island 8.10.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Montana mulls proposal to keep wildlife trappers' identities secret 8.10.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Officials say proposal was prompted by hunters and trappers who complained about harassment and threats from public

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NOAA: Army Corps must improve dam to protect fish 8.10.2014 AP Washington
SEATTLE (AP) -- Federal fisheries biologists told the Army Corps of Engineers it must improve dam operations on the White River to protect endangered salmon, a report released Tuesday shows....
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Altadena-based group has its eye on wildlife-rich Cottonwood Canyon 7.10.2014 LA Times: Opinion
On a modest stretch of Linda Vista Avenue near the La Cañada Flintridge-Pasadena border lies a nondescript piece of land whose dry shrubs and trees hide a rich biodiversity of life.
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Seeds for bees: Worries drive new plantings for pollinators 7.10.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Honey bee deaths are generating new demand for seed mixes to grow habitat for pollinating insects. Observers say that's good for the seed business and the environment.
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After a century, bison return to Illinois 7.10.2014 Chicago Tribune: Nation
The hulking animals that stepped from trailers to corrals here late at night drew a hushed, attentive audience of about 25 people. The hulking animals that stepped from trailers to corrals here late at night drew a hushed, attentive audience of about 25 ...
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