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Category: Biodiversity :: Endangered Species
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Some endangered frogs may be leaping back from extinction 17.5.2018 Washington Post: World
Some endangered frogs may be leaping back from extinction
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As salinity grows and toxic dust spreads, patience wears thin at Salton Sea 17.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia watched with ill-disguised frustration as a hearing aimed at expediting state projects to restore habitat and control dust storms at the shrinking Salton Sea instead dissolved into discussion of why the efforts were falling further behind schedule.

“We have a plan, we...

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Mountain lions are being killed on freeways and weakened by inbreeding. Researchers have a solution 16.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

For humans, Southern California’s freeways link distant communities that are otherwise separated by rugged mountains, vast deserts and inland valleys.

For mountain lions, however, those multilane speedways are concrete killing fields that divide animals into isolated genetic pools, researchers...

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If House Republicans Get Their Way, Rural Americans Are Screwed 16.5.2018 Mother Jones
Back in 2016, the Republican Party won the presidency and both chambers of Congress with strong support in rural areas, particularly among farmers. But since that triumph, the Grand Old Party hasn’t exactly been a champion of rural interests. As I’ve written in recent months, President Donald Trump’s crackdown on immigration is essentially an attack […]
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The Energy 202: Wilbur Ross declined to endorse his own department's climate science findings 16.5.2018 Washington Post: Politics
The Commerce Secretary did not defend the work of NOAA's climate scientists.
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Federal appeals court orders halt to work on Atlantic Coast Pipeline 16.5.2018 Washington Post
Federal appeals court orders halt to work on Atlantic Coast Pipeline
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Stanley Falkow, microbiologist who studied bacteria and the diseases they cause, dies at 84 13.5.2018 Washington Post
Stanley Falkow, microbiologist who studied bacteria and the diseases they cause, dies at 84
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We’re Running Out of Clean Water. Bats Know Where to Find It. 12.5.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Undark and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Desert life depends on reliable access to water. In Namibia’s stark Namib Desert, where I spent 18 months doing research for my Ph.D., wildlife concentrates around natural springs. Increasingly, animals there also rely on man-made ponds intended for livestock. But water can […]
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Tech can help save endangered plants. But sometimes what you really need is luck. 12.5.2018 Washington Post
Tech can help save endangered plants. But sometimes what you really need is luck.
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Just in time for Mother's Day: zoo babies in the West 6.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

It’s hard not to smile at the site of a baby, especially a furry one. Moms make it hard to spot their offspring in the wild, but you can get a look at adorable zoo babies in San Diego, Anchorage and Denver.

Each zoo is actively engaged in education, conservation and helping save species from extinction.

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At U.S. parks and zoos, it’s prime time for baby animals 6.5.2018 Washington Post
Where visitors can see new arrivals including bison calves, white-tailed deer, grizzly bears, goats and storks.
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Denver Zoo, bursting at the seams and back in the city’s good graces, retools for the future 5.5.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
The Denver Zoo is on the verge of hiring a new chief executive. It marks the end of a rocky year and a start to a new master plan that deals with crowding and improvements to the historic nonprofit's grounds.
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Scientists say Chinese-backed dam risks orangutan habitat 4.5.2018 Washington Post: World
Scientists are calling for cancellation of a Chinese-backed hydroelectric dam in Indonesia that threatens the habitat of a newly discovered orangutan species numbering only 800 animals.
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Beloved Denver Zoo cheetah, Marvin, leaves behind brother, mourning zoo staff 4.5.2018 Denver Post: Local
Marvin the cheetah leaves behind his brother Mojo and a mourning zoo staff after a host of health issues resulted in his passing on Wednesday night, zoo officials said Thursday.
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Chad gets 6 rhinos nearly 50 years after losing the species 3.5.2018 Washington Post: World
Six critically endangered black rhinos are being transported from South Africa to Chad, restoring the species to the country in north-central Africa nearly half a century after it was wiped out there.
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The Existential Question of Whom to Trust 3.5.2018 ConsortiumNews.com
With the fallout from the White House Correspondent’s dinner still swirling, and as we continue to celebrate Bob Parry’s life, we republish an extraordinary piece he wrote about last year’s dinner and the careerism undermining American professional life. By Robert…Read more →
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Federal agents peered into a duffel bag on the Mexico border. They found a tiger cub. 1.5.2018 Washington Post
Federal agents peered into a duffel bag on the Mexico border. They found a tiger cub.
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'The illegal trade of wildlife is one of the great disgraces of humanity' 27.4.2018 Washington Post
'The illegal trade of wildlife is one of the great disgraces of humanity'
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As Kim walks across border, Germany has an idea how to tear down that ‘wall’ for real 27.4.2018 Washington Post: World
It may sound like a strange plan amid the nuclear threat, but Germany wants to help South and North Korea turn their border into a wildlife refuge.
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Vast survey finds far more gorillas in Africa than previously believed — and some bad news, too 27.4.2018 Washington Post: World
Researchers found that the western lowland gorilla population is quickly declining, meaning that it's still critically endangered.
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