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This is your chance to help name the Denver Zoo’s new red panda cubs 21.10.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
The Denver Zoo is hosting a naming contest until Oct. 26 to decide the names of the red panda brothers who were born on Aug. 27. The brothers are the second litter from parents Faith and Hamlet.
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Searchers in Mexico find, but release, vaquita porpoise calf 20.10.2017 Washington Post: World
Researchers trying to catch and enclose the last survivors of the vaquita porpoise species captured a calf but released it because it was too young to survive without its mother.
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Man who illegally imported turtles from Vietnam pleads guilty 20.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary

A man from the Little Saigon area of Westminster pleaded guilty today to a felony charge for illegally importing more than a dozen federally protected turtles and fish species from Vietnam.

Kevin Duc Vu, who sold fish and turtles on the internet, faces up to 20 years behind bars when he is sentenced...

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Funding to trap wolves preying on livestock extended 20.10.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Wolf advocates have urged an emphasis on nonlethal means of protecting livestock, saying the species' recovery remains fragile.
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The Daily 202: Ex-CIA officers running for Congress as Democrats 18.10.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Candidates tout intelligence experience in the face of an unsteady president and a dangerous world.
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Man smuggled 93 'good luck' songbirds from Vietnam in his luggage — all but eight died, authorities say 17.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary

A Fountain Valley man was sentenced today to six months in home detention, followed by a year behind bars, for smuggling nearly 100 tiny “good luck” songbirds — most of which died in transit — in his luggage on a flight from Vietnam.

Kurtis Law brought 93 of the colorful birds — worth an estimated...

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La Plata sheriff’s deputy found dead in burned house, CBI called to investigate 16.10.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
Firefighters found a dead sheriff’s deputy in a burned house in southwestern Colorado, and La Plata County authorities have called the Colorado Bureau of Investigation to help determine what happened.
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Interior readies a behind-the-scenes land swap to build a road through an Alaska wilderness refuge 16.10.2017 Washington Post
The deal to benefit a remote town would violate the decades-old founding principle of federal wilderness: that areas are to remain off-limits to vehicles. Opponents warn the development could disrupt the habitat for a variety of animals and set a precedent that could endanger other refuges.
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Too fat to fight: Colorado nonprofit says military threatened by childhood obesity 16.10.2017 Denver Post: Local
The military has long bemoaned America's tubby youth, and the Council for a Strong America says Colorado is part of the problem, with more than 27 percent of the state's children categorized as overweight.
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Was the fall of Rome a biological phenomenon? 15.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Bill Gates is worried. The tech entrepreneur and philanthropist has been using his megaphone to warn us of the catastrophic risk posed by infectious diseases. In the Western world, where mortality from lethal germs has mostly receded into the background, the burden of infectious disease can seem...

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Slow trees and climate change: Why bristlecone pine will still outlive you 13.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary

In a time of relentless change, it’s soothing to contemplate deeply rooted, long-lived trees. But now our climate of uncertainty affects even Great Basin bristlecone pine, Pinus longaeva, the species with the world’s oldest known individuals. How should we respond? With alarm, indifference or something...

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World's largest trees given new hope for preservation 12.10.2017 Planet Ark News
A new project will decode genetic make-up of world's largest trees in order to better understand and protect them.
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Warming to Blame for Western Wildfires? 10.10.2017 FactCheck
Q: Did climate change cause the wildfires out West? A: Scientists say a hot and dry summer — conditions more likely in a warmer world — caused widespread wildfires in ...
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The Energy 202: Here's how Trump's sage grouse fix could backfire 6.10.2017 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Here's how Trump's sage grouse fix could backfire
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Experts to start capturing rare vaquita porpoises in Mexico 6.10.2017 Washington Post: World
U.S. Navy-trained dolphins and their handlers arrived in Mexico Thursday to participate in a last-ditch effort to catch, enclose and protect the last few dozen surviving vaquita porpoises to save them from extinction.
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Interior Department to officially reexamine sage grouse protection plan 6.10.2017 Washington Post: Politics
More power over how to protect the chickenlike bird may be transferred to the states.
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Interior Department rejects 25 endangered species petitions, including several linked to climate change 5.10.2017 Washington Post
Interior Department rejects 25 endangered species petitions, including several linked to climate change
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Federal government: No threatened species listing for walrus 4.10.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Trump administration says it will not list the Pacific walrus as a threatened species based on diminished Arctic Ocean sea ice, concluding that the marine mammals have adapted to the loss. The decision could be challenged in court by environmental groups.
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Federal government: No threatened species listing for walrus 4.10.2017 AP Top News
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- The Trump administration announced Wednesday it will not list the Pacific walrus as a threatened species based on diminished Arctic Ocean sea ice, concluding that the marine mammals have adapted to the loss....
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World Animal Day 2017: 7 unusual pets you might be interested in 4.10.2017 Life-style – The Indian Express
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