User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Protection :: Conservation Efforts
Last updated: Sep 22 2016 02:00 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Interior Department touts efforts to protect sage grouse 22.9.2016 AP Washington
DENVER (AP) -- Interior Secretary Sally Jewell is in Colorado to tout efforts to save the greater sage grouse across the West one year after the federal government decided not invoke the Endangered Species Act to protect the rare bird....
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Court gives lynx ‘fighting chance’ in Southwest Colorado 19.9.2016 Durango Herald
A U.S. District Court has ordered U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to reconsider its decision to exclude the Canada lynx’s entire southern Rocky Mountain range — which includes Southwest Colorado — from designation as critical habitat.Lynx were re-introduced into Southwest Colorado in the late 1990s and have since...
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Judge allows contested departure of chimps to English zoo 18.9.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

The antivivisection society and other groups have tried to block the export of the Yerkes chimps because they fear that the English zoo, Wingham Wildlife Park, may breed them, producing more chimps in captivity.
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Snow leopards’ return brings hope to remote Afghan region 17.9.2016 Durango Herald
WAKHAN, Afghanistan – In a picturesque corner of Afghanistan, a unique conservation effort has helped bring the elusive snow leopard back from the brink and given hope to one of the poorest and most isolated communities on earth. The leopards range across the snowy mountains of a dozen countries in Central and South Asia, but...
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BRICS nations unite to save environment 16.9.2016 New Kerala: World News
BRICS nations unite to save environment
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Wisconsin wolf summit leans toward delisting, killing animals 16.9.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Participants at a summit in northwestern Wisconsin talked about solutions to wolf problems, including attacks against domestic animals, in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan.
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AP Exclusive: Deep-sea volcano a hotspot for mysterious life 16.9.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

GEOLOGIST SEAMOUNTS, Hawaii (AP) — The turquoise waters became darker and darker, and squiggly glow-in-dark marine creatures began to glide past in the inky depths like ghosts. The three-man submarine went down, down, down into the abyss and drew within sight of something no human had ever laid eyes on: Cook seamount, a 13,000-foot extinct […]
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Fishermen upset over creation of Atlantic’s first monument 16.9.2016 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Fishermen in New England say President Barack Obama needlessly dealt a big blow to their industry when he created the Atlantic Ocean’s first marine national monument and circumvented the existing process for protecting fisheries. The new Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument consists of nearly 5,000 square miles of underwater […]
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AP Exclusive: Deep-sea volcano a hotspot for mysterious life 16.9.2016 AP Top News
GEOLOGIST SEAMOUNTS, Hawaii (AP) -- The turquoise waters became darker and darker, and squiggly glow-in-dark marine creatures began to glide past in the inky depths like ghosts....
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Fishermen upset over creation of Atlantic's first monument 16.9.2016 AP Business
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Fishermen in New England say President Barack Obama needlessly dealt a big blow to their industry when he created the Atlantic Ocean's first marine national monument and circumvented the existing process for protecting fisheries....
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A plan to keep rivers flowing for fish triggers another water fight 16.9.2016 LA Times: Commentary

State regulators want to leave more water for fish and wildlife in the heavily tapped tributaries of the San Joaquin River, setting the stage for another bruising California water fight.

The proposal to keep more water flowing in the Merced, Tuolumne and Stanislaus rivers could spread the pain...

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How did he get here? Meet Minnesota's newest invasive pest 16.9.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The red swamp crayfish has been found for the first time in a Minnesota lake, the DNR said Thursday. The agency suggested the creatures could be castoffs from a classroom aquarium or crawfish boil.
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Polar bears losing life-sustaining sea ice: Study 15.9.2016 New Kerala: World News
Polar bears losing life-sustaining sea ice: Study
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Obama to create national monument in Atlantic Ocean 15.9.2016 CNN: Top Stories
President Barack Obama plans to designate on Thursday an undersea range of canyons and peaks off the US Eastern seaboard as the country's first Atlantic marine national monument.
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Plan divvies up desert for conservation, energy projects 15.9.2016 AP Business
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Swaths of public land in the California desert will be opened to solar and wind farms under a federal plan released Wednesday that preserves much of the landscape for conservation and recreation....
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Plan divvies up desert for conservation, energy projects 15.9.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Swaths of public land in the California desert will be opened to solar and wind farms under a federal plan released Wednesday that preserves much of the landscape for conservation and recreation. The long-awaited blueprint finalized by the U.S. Interior Department after a yearslong process seeks to balance renewable energy development […]
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Why the biggest animals in the ocean are more likely to go extinct 14.9.2016 LA Times: Science

What happens when you remove all the biggest animals from the ocean? Stick around for the next few thousand years and you might find out.

A new study finds that in our modern era, large marine animals are significantly more likely to go extinct than small ones.

It’s a disturbing pattern that has...

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It's a boy! Orangutan born at National Zoo, 1st in 25 years 14.9.2016 AP Top News
WASHINGTON (AP) -- National Zoo officials are celebrating the birth of a Bornean orangutan, the first at the zoo in 25 years....
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Researchers find new bat species in Wisconsin 14.9.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Department officials say the discovery of the evening bat is the first new bat species found in the state since 1954.
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Mostly cheers for Jerry Brown's climate action 14.9.2016 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: Thank you, Bettina Boxall and Dan Weikel, for reminding us to stay vigilant — our fight for Banning Ranch is far from over.

The Banning Ranch Conservancy’s plan for developing this land is in accordance with how Californians see themselves, as opposed to the real estate intensive...

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