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Category: Biodiversity :: Species Loss
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African wildlife protectors get a hand in detective training in Commerce City 24.9.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Saving African wild cats, elephants and other species from extinction takes serious police work. That's why some of the continent's conservation officers came to Commerce City, Colorado.
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Long-endangered snow leopard upgraded to ‘vulnerable’ status 15.9.2017 Washington Post: World
The elusive snow leopard — long considered endangered — has been upgraded to “vulnerable,” though conservations warned the new classification does not mean they are safe.
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Scientists: Ash tree species pushed to brink of extinction 14.9.2017 AP National
NEW YORK (AP) -- A scientific group says five prominent species of ash tree in the eastern U.S. have been driven to the brink of extinction from years of lethal attack by a beetle....
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Scientists hope to restore extinct Galapagos turtle species 14.9.2017 Washington Post: World
Scientists in Ecuador’s Galapagos islands are hoping to restore a turtle species believed extinct since the 1800s.
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Despite reintroduction, fishers to remain on endangered list 10.9.2017 AP Washington
PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) -- The rare, weasel-like fisher will remain on Washington state's endangered species list, despite signs that it's making a comeback since being reintroduced....
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Seeding the future? 'Ark' preserves rare, threatened plants 10.9.2017 AP National
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) -- An ordinary-looking freezer in a sturdy cinderblock shed at a suburban Boston botanical garden holds what might be New England's most important seed catalog....
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The NFL wants you to think Colin Kaepernick isn't being sidelined by politics. The NFL is wrong — again 8.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Charles Goodell was a Republican senator from New York and the father of National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell. The elder Goodell represents one of the last of a now-extinct species known as liberal Republicans, and he made President Nixon’s enemies list in 1969 after introducing...

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Tuna-fishing nations agree on plan to replenish severely depleted Pacific bluefin stocks 1.9.2017 Washington Post: World
Japan, by far the world’s largest consumer of the fish, gave in to pressure for limits
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To Avoid Climate Catastrophe, We'll Need to Remove CO2 From the Air 25.8.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Klaus Lackner has a picture of the future in his mind, and it looks something like this: 100 million semi-trailer-size boxes, each filled with a beige fabric configured into what looks like shag carpet to maximize surface area. Each box draws in air as though it were breathing. As it does, the fabric absorbs carbon dioxide, which it later releases in concentrated form to be made into concrete or plastic or piped far underground, effectively cancelling its ability to contribute to climate change. Though the technology is not yet operational, it's "at the verge of moving out of the laboratory, so we can show how it works on a small scale," says Lackner, director of the Center for Negative Carbon Emissions at Arizona State University. Once he has all the kinks worked out, he figures that, combined, the network of boxes could capture perhaps 100 million metric tons (110 million tons) of CO2 per day at a cost of US$30 per ton -- making a discernible dent in the climate-disrupting overabundance of CO2 that has ...
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Riverside County teen accused of trying to smuggle tiger cub into U.S. from Mexico 25.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

A Riverside County teenager has been charged with trying to smuggle an endangered Bengal tiger cub into the country from Mexico, federal prosecutors said Thursday.

Luis Valencia, 18, of Perris, was charged with one count of unlawful importation of wildlife after agents with U.S. Customs and Border...

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Farmed Atlantic salmon escape into Washington state waters. Here's why fishermen are worried 24.8.2017 LA Times: Nation

Washington state officials are asking anglers to come catch as many Atlantic salmon as they can pull from the waters around the San Juan Islands. No restrictions on hours, size or limit. No kidding.

But the reason behind the sudden open season is worrying. A fish-farm spill occurred Saturday off...

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Vanishing kelp: Warm ocean takes toll on undersea forests 22.8.2017 AP National
APPLEDORE ISLAND, Maine (AP) -- When diving in the Gulf of Maine a few years back, Jennifer Dijkstra expected to be swimming through a flowing kelp forest that had long served as a nursery and food for juvenile fish and lobster....
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Accidental deaths of endangered whale threatens its survival 16.8.2017 AP National
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- A high number of accidental deaths this year among the endangered North Atlantic right whale threaten the survival of the species, according to conservation groups and marine scientists....
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It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s a prehistoric gliding mammal 12.8.2017 Washington Post
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s a prehistoric gliding mammal
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New hope for endangered eels, Japanese summer delicacy 11.8.2017 AP Business
FUJISAWA, Japan (AP) -- The Japanese summer delicacy of roasted eel, braised with a tangy sauce and sprinkled with prickly mountain pepper, is in question as the creatures with their mysterious migrations become increasingly endangered....
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Discovery of 13 million-year-old ape skull shows what human ancestors may have looked like 10.8.2017 Washington Post
Scientists have nicknamed the ape skull “Alesi,” after a word in the local Turkana language for “ancestor.”
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Trump administration urged to avoid salmon protection rules 10.8.2017 AP Top News
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- A group that represents farmers is calling the costs of saving imperiled salmon in the largest river system in the Pacific Northwest unsustainable and is turning to the Trump administration to sidestep endangered species laws....
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Oregon warns that Willamette Steelhead face extinction 8.8.2017 AP Washington
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- State officials warned Monday that if California sea lions continue feeding below Willamette Falls, they could push winter steelhead trout to the brink of extinction....
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Feds to give states more flexibility in protecting wild bird 8.8.2017 AP Washington
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Interior Department on Monday unveiled a plan to protect the threatened sage grouse that gives Western states greater flexibility to allow mining, logging and other economic development where it now is prohibited....
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Deforestation and Climate Disruption Are Degrading the Amazon, Endangering Our Survival 7.8.2017 Truthout.com
The Amazon Rainforest, the most biologically diverse place on Earth, is threatened by deforestation and anthropogenic climate disruption. (Photo: CIAT ; Edited: LW / TO) As human beings, our survival depends upon respecting the complexity of the Earth's ecosystems and protecting them, say the experts in Brazil tasked with protecting the Amazon rainforest from the effects of human-caused climate disruption. The Amazon is one of the most important and biodiverse ecosystems, and it is being deforested at an astonishing rate. The Amazon Rainforest, the most biologically diverse place on Earth, is threatened by deforestation and anthropogenic climate disruption. (Photo: CIAT ; Edited: LW / TO) Sao Paolo and Brasilia, Brazil -- Warwick Manfrinato, the director of Brazil's Department of Protected Areas, has a deep understanding of biological interdependence, as well as its importance. "If we are of utter service to nature, then we provide the benefits to all other living things on the planet," Manfrinato told ...
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