User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Protection :: Conservation Efforts
Last updated: Apr 24 2014 11:03 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Steamboat briefs: Merchant yard sale to be May 10 at Eighth and Oak streets 24.4.2014 Steamboat Pilot
A merchant’s yard sale will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 10 in the parking lot of Eighth and Oak streets. Merchants will need to bring their own tent, tables, chairs, racks and bank. Setup is from 8 to 10 a.m. If you have questions, contact Tracy at 970-846-1800 or tracy@mainstreetsteamboat.com. Tee ball signups open in Hayden through Friday Tee ball registrations are being taken for in Hayden until Friday. Children ages 4 to 7 can play.  Forms can be picked up at Hayden Valley Elementary or at www.haydentotallykids.com . USFS, institute to premiere bark beetle video series The U.S. Forest Service and the University of Wyoming Ruckelshaus Institute will host a premiere screening of their video series, “Our Future Forests: Beyond Bark Beetles,” on Tuesday in Laramie, Wyo. The event will be held on the UW campus at the Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center, starting at 5:30 p.m., and admission will be free. “Our Future Forests: Beyond Bark Beetles” is a series of 10 short videos exploring effects ...
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UN marks Mother Earth Day, urges protection of planet (Cached) 23.4.2014 New Kerala: World News
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Silverton flirting with Superfund? (Cached) 23.4.2014 Durango Herald
SILVERTON x2013 For years, the Environmental Protection Agency has tried to designate parts of Silverton a Superfund site. Yet for years, many locals have considered the word x201cSuperfundx201d dirtier than Cement Creek.But tonight, the EPA is going to explain that word x2013 and the years-long cleanup process a Superfund...
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Shark cull to be assessed by Western Australias environmental watchdog 23.4.2014 Guardian: Environment

Environmental Protection Authority will evaluate the WA governments plan to resume the cull on 15 November

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Zoo launches 'endangered song' to help save tigers 22.4.2014 Seattle Times: Nation & World
Indie rock band Portugal. The Man and the Smithsonian's National Zoo released an "endangered song" Tuesday for Earth Day to demonstrate the dwindling number of about 400 Sumatran tigers left in the world.
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Zoo launches 'endangered song' to help save tigers 22.4.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
Indie rock band Portugal. The Man and the Smithsonian's National Zoo released an "endangered song" Tuesday for Earth Day to demonstrate the dwindling number of about 400 Sumatran tigers left in the world.
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Are we passing disease to gorillas? 22.4.2014 CNN: Top Stories
They are the world's largest primates and yet the constant threat of illegal poaching, deforestation and now human diseases mean that soon the world's mountain gorillas could be completely wiped out. Meet the woman trying to fix the situation before it's too late.
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Letter: Bundy vs. biodiversity 22.4.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Thank you for the editorial, “Bundy is a lawbreaker, not a hero” (April 15). In addition to Cliven Bundy flaunting federal authority over public land, he’s violating the Endangered Species Act. The lands that his livestock are trespassing on are designated critical habitat for the Mojave desert tortoise, a species threatened with extinction. If human-caused threats to a species aren’t removed from critical habitat, the very survival of that animal or plant is compromised, and this also affects t...
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Butterfly makes a last stand in Benton County 22.4.2014 AP Washington
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) -- On a spring afternoon, ecologist Tom Kaye leads the way into a small meadow in the wooded hills west of Corvallis, stepping carefully as he peers at clumps of grass, flower stalks and fiddlehead ferns....
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Conservationists and marksmen of Malta battle over annual bird hunt 20.4.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
Hunters try to block referendum on traditional spring shoot, while British volunteers help patrol countryside to protect birds Continue reading...
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Earth's extinction rate highly exaggerated: Study (Cached) 20.4.2014 New Kerala: Technology
New York, April 20 : Contrary to the current belief that about half of earth's plants and animals would go extinct over the next century because of human activities, a study has found that this extinction rate is overly exaggerated.
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New Aquarium of the Pacific exhibit to honor the steelhead 20.4.2014 LA Times: Science
$850,000 display will depict the steelhead's journey from mountain streams to the Pacific. It's meant to spawn support for restoring the fish's habitat.

Steelhead trout once packed the natural pools of Southern California's spawning rivers — that is, until the waterways were transformed into concrete drainage canals in the 1930s to protect the burgeoning flatlands from flooding.
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Illinois' spreading forests build state's economy 19.4.2014 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Lone forest cheerleader promotes Prairie State's expanding, little known economic giant — On a remote patch of Livingston County, Jim and Dixie Vogel's 266-acre Hidden Ranch offers a glimpse of a sleeping giant in Illinois' ...
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DR Congo: UN condemns attack on Virunga National Park director (Cached) 17.4.2014 New Kerala: World News
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The trade in rhino horn: asset stripping on an apocalyptic scale 17.4.2014 Guardian: Environment

The South African governments plan to legalise rhino horn sales will simply make life easier for the organised crime cartels that are exterminating the species

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Grey squirrel tops garden wildlife survey 17.4.2014 Guardian: Environment
RSPB results show introduced species is the most spotted in the UK's gardens, with few people seeing the indigenous red squirrel Continue reading...
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California panel postpones decision on protecting gray wolves 17.4.2014 LA Times: Top News
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California mulls wolf listing amid hunts elsewhere 17.4.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Fresno, Calif. • While much of the country has relaxed rules on killing gray wolves, California will consider protecting the species after a lone wolf from Oregon raised hopes the animals would repopulate their historic habitat in the Golden State. The California Fish and Game Commission on Wednesday postponed for three months a decision on whether to list the gray wolf as endangered. Commissioners heard impassioned arguments from environmentalists who want the wolves to again to roam the state ...
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Inside the Galapagos Islands’ Giant Tortoise Rehab Effort 16.4.2014 Wired Top Stories
  You’re sailing from the Spice Islands across the open ocean to the South American port of Guayaquil, your financial motives rooted somewhere along a broad spectrum of morality and lawfulness. Several months have passed, and food stores and morale are low. Fortunately, you know a spot that will save the day, a cluster of ...
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California considers protecting rare gray wolf 16.4.2014 AP Washington
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- A state board will consider granting the gray wolf endangered species status on Wednesday, giving it a chance at returning to California in significant numbers after a decades-long hiatus....
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