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Once nearly extinct, California condor comeback reaches 1,000 chicks 22.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
In the 1980s, there were less than two dozen California condors left. Today, more than 500 exist in the world, thanks to the efforts of conservationists.
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Can birds help connect North Korea to the world? 19.7.2019 L.A. Times - World News

Amid missile tests and nuclear threats in recent years, longtime South Korea-based birder Nial Moores, who has made frequent trips to North Korea to study birds, explains the important role they play.

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Mummified 'Ape' Fetus Found Hidden in Airplane Bathroom 19.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Officials found the mysterious remains during a routine aircraft inspection.
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‘Unprecedented’ decline of plants and animals as Global ‘Red List’ reveals nearly one-third of assessed species under threat 18.7.2019 Raw Story
“We must act now both on biodiversity loss and climate change.” Calling on global policymakers to act immediately to preserve biodiversity and save tens of thousands of species from extinction, the group behind the world’s most definitive list of endangered animals and plants has added more than 2,600 threatened species to its annual report. The […]
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Former Interior scientist calls out ‘culture of fear, censorship, and suppression’ under Trump 18.7.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
There is a “culture of fear, censorship, and suppression” within the Trump administration that is impeding government scientists from doing their best work, former Interior Department policy director and scientist turned whistleblower Joel Clement warned on Wednesday. Speaking to lawmakers on the House Science Committee, scientific experts spoke about the need for stronger rules to […]
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'Genius' Runaway Bear That Scaled Three Electric Fences Captures Hearts on Social Media 17.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Local authorities believe the bear is a danger to public safety, but animal lovers raced to defend the creature on Twitter.
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Apes and Monkeys Have an Awareness of Death, Performing Grieving Rituals and Mourning the Deceased, Study Suggests 16.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Researchers analyzed 200 years of research relating to non-human primates and how they deal with death.
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Fireflies’ glow could soon be extinguished by human actions 16.7.2019 Raw Story
Species’ extinction rates are accelerating on a global scale. We need solutions that match the severity of the problem. Say goodbye to one of the dreamiest things about childhood. In the Midwest, fireflies are dying off. For many Americans, it’s hard to imagine summer nights without the magical glow of dozens of bioluminescent bodies fluttering above […]
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Battle to save Colorado high-country toads goes microbial with ground-breaking Purple Rain treatment 13.7.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
These boreal toad tadpoles, however, have a chance. They darted out of tubs in which Colorado scientists had bathed them in a lab-grown anti-fungal bacteria called Purple Rain that, when coating amphibians, protects them.
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PHOTOS: Highly endangered high alpine Boreal Toads reintroduced in Colorado 13.7.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the CU-McKenzie Lab Research Team joined forces to reintroduce over 5,500 highly endangered high alpine Boreal Toads into ponds near Brown's Creek Falls almost 3 miles up Brown's Creek drainage near Mount Antero.
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Mediterranean sharks risk ‘disappearing’: conservationists 13.7.2019 Raw Story
Sharks — the sea’s top predators for millions of years — are at risk of disappearing from the Mediterranean as overfishing and plastic pollution choke populations of the endangered hunters, conservationists warned Friday. The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) said that more than half of shark and ray species in the Mediterranean were under threat, and […]
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Truck Heists, Dog Poisonings, and Murder: Inside the Brutal World of the Truffle Trade 13.7.2019 Mother Jones
Why does it cost so much to have a chef shave the bulbous fungus we call a truffle over some pasta? Most truffle species, unlike their mushroom brethren, develop underground, giving them protection and time to produce “small, potato-like structures,” scientists say, with “fruit-bodies” packed with aroma and flavor. These growing conditions lead to a […]
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A black market in wildlife trafficking thrives on Facebook and Instagram 12.7.2019 LA Times: Business

Ali Ahamed’s black satchel was overflowing with turtles, their tiny heads poking out. Just a few feet away, on the hotel room floor, roughly 20 larger turtles with dark brown shells were removed from black suitcases and flipped onto their backs to keep them from crawling under the couch.

Ahamed...

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Coastal Commission considers fate of off-roading at Oceano Dunes 11.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The California Coastal Commission on Thursday will consider a recommendation to begin phasing out off-road riding at Oceano Dunes, the only seaside state park that allows vehicles on its beaches and dunes.

The commission meeting in San Luis Obispo follows decades of controversy over the use of...

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Photos: Once-threatened peregrines flying high across Minnesota 11.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
In less than 20 years' time, the peregrine falcon has bounced back from "endangered to fully recovered." Staff and volunteers at Tettagouche State Park just wrapped up their peregrine banding program for the year.
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California moves to block Trump from rolling back its environmental protections 11.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

There’s a new twist in the California-Trump brawl in the state Legislature. It’s aimed at overriding the president’s power to weaken environmental protections.

Put simply, any federal protections President Trump tried to gut would immediately become state regulations in their original, strong form.

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Worldwide smuggling crackdown rescues endangered wildlife 11.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
In a joint operation organized by the World Customs Organization and Interpol, thousands of protected animals, plants and wildlife products were seized in more than 100 countries.
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Giant Manta Ray Spotted off Alabama Coast: 'An Amazing Experience, I Am a Better Man for It' 10.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The Atlantic Manta is the biggest species of ray in the world, reaching up to 30 feet in width in rare cases.
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Requiem for Lobo, the misunderstood killer wolf of Bemidji 9.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Displayed for decades outside Morrell's Chippewa Trading Post, Lobo's snarling, stuffed remains fed his legend as a North Woods monster. These days, Lobo kindles more pity than fear. With attitudes shifting toward wolves, some in Bemidji say it's time to bury the past.
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California could end off-roading at Oceano Dunes as beach access battle heats up 9.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

For generations, off-road vehicle riders have flocked to this windy stretch of the Central Coast to camp on the shore, build bonfires in the sand, and gun their engines in the only state park in California that allows motor vehicles on the beach and dunes.

And for nearly as long, the surfside playground...

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