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Category: Biodiversity :: Protection :: Conservation Efforts
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Land conservation key to bringing back Minnesota bird population 21.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Like the rest of the country, Minnesota is seeing a steep decline in population numbers for certain birds.
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Missing: Nearly 3 billion birds that used to live in North America 20.9.2019 LA Times: Science

North America has lost nearly 3 billion birds since 1970, and the continent has also seen widespread population declines among hundreds of bird species.

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North America has lost 3 billion birds, scientists say 20.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Researchers estimate that the bird population has fallen by a quarter since 1970. More than 90 percent of the loss can be attributed to just a dozen bird families, including sparrows, blackbirds and finches.
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Editorial: Gavin Newsom just decided to carry Trump's water by vetoing an endangered species bill 19.9.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Gov. Gavin Newsom is carrying President Trump's water by rejecting a bill to protect salmon and other endangered species.

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The battle over fish farming in the open ocean heats up, as EPA permit looms 19.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Advocates say farmed seafood is more sustainable than wild-caught. Critics say these farms pollute surrounding waters. Federal waters have been off-limits to aquaculture, but that may soon change.
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A Colorado wildlife refuge will allow hunting and fishing for the first time 11.9.2019 Denver Post: Local
The Colorado wildlife refuge is one of 77 national wildlife refuges that will now be open to hunting and fishing.
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How the bizarre tale of the Bundy brother’s ‘Oregon standoff’ explains what happened to America in 2016 9.9.2019 Raw Story
Anthony McCann’s “Shadowlands: Fear and Freedom at the Oregon Standoff” is one of those extraordinary books that seems to be about one thing, and turns out to be about almost everything. I raved to people a lot while I was reading it, drawing unwise comparisons to “Moby-Dick” and “Beyond Good and Evil.”I’m still somewhat OK […]
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Texas Hospital Tries to Stop Birds Living in Nearby Trees, Accidentally Creates Haven for North America's Most Venomous Caterpillar 9.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The pain of the attack of the so-called "asp" caterpillar has been compared to a broken limb.
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California becomes first state to ban fur trapping after Gov. Newsom signs law 5.9.2019 LA Times: Environment

A new ban on fur trapping for animal pelts makes California the first state in the nation to outlaw the practice statewide, bringing an end to a centuries-old livelihood that was intertwined with the rise of the Western frontier.

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Hurricane Dorian Probably Just Made a Species of Bird Go Extinct 4.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"Our thoughts are with the people and biodiversity in this tragedy," Diana Bell—a professor of Conservation a Biology—said
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National Wildlife Day: Most Endangered Species and How You Can Help 4.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
A landmark U.N. report recently warned that one million species around the world are at risk of extinction due to human pressures and climate change.
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Great Barrier Reef Is Becoming a 'Theme Park' With Underwater Hotels and Attractions As Its Beauty Fades, Tour Operator Warns 2.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"The tourism industry, desperate to maintain tourist numbers, is looking beyond the natural beauty of the reef because it's not quite what it was," said dive operator Tony Fontes.
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It's a mammal. It looks like an artichoke. And China is driving it toward extinction 1.9.2019 LA Times: Nation

Instead of protecting confiscated pangolins -- already critically endangered -- a local government body is accused of sending them back to smugglers.

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Critics of federal oil, gas leasing in Colorado focus on fate of fancy-dancing bird and public lands 1.9.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Public land and wildlife advocates are voicing concerns about the fate of wildlife in general, and the greater sage grouse in particular, as the Bureau of Land Management prepares to auction off oil and gas leases on 64,745 acres in Colorado Sept. 26.
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First 'Extreme Corals' at Great Barrier Reef Mangrove Lagoons Discovered, Could Be 'Hot Spots' of Resilience 29.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"The presence of corals in these extreme mangrove habitats challenges our understanding of the conditions some corals are capable of living in," researcher Emma Camp said.
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Trump to Lift Logging Restrictions in America's Largest National Forest: A Climate Change Threat 'Like the Fires Burning in the Amazon,' Warns Expert 29.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The latest moves could potentially open up more than half of Alaska's Tongass National Forest to logging, mining and energy projects.
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What Is Happening to the Animals in the Amazon? 29.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Experts say the fires are effectively endangering and eliminating the animals of the Amazon.
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Swimming with Whale Sharks in Mexico 28.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Fishermen in the Gulf of Mexico turn to conservation through tourism in Isla Mujeres as they take advantage of the whale shark migration.
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Editorial: Trump is trying to unload America's public lands to oil companies before the election 28.8.2019 LA Times: Opinion

The Trump administration is in a rush to sell oil leases in part of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and is racing to open former areas of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah.

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President Trump, Despite Rolling Back Over 80 Environmental Regulations, Calls Himself an Environmentalist 28.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"I'm not going to lose that wealth, I'm not going to lose it on dreams," he said. "I want clean air, I want clean water, I want a wealthy country... I'm an environmentalist."
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