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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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‘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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Wary US swimmers share waves with deadly sharks off Cape Cod 17.7.2019 Raw Story
At the entrance to Newcomb Hollow Beach, at the tip of the Cape Cod peninsula, the picture of a great white shark reminds swimmers that the US shores of the Atlantic must be shared with the ocean’s most feared predator. The great whites swim to this region in the northeastern United States to hunt for […]
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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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Here’s how lies and hypocrisy took over the Republican Party and hit an all-time high 15.7.2019 Raw Story
Last week, before Trump’s buffoonish cave on his attempt to hijack the census, Greg Sargent wrote about Attorney General William Barr’s emerging role as Trump’s enabler in undermining the rule of law — first in the census case, then in the challenge to the Affordable Care Act. The connection between the two is straightforward, according […]
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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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Chevron spills 800,000 gallons of oil and water in Kern County canyon 13.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

California authorities said Friday that crews are beginning to clean up a massive oil spill that dumped nearly 800,000 gallons of oil and water into a Kern County canyon, making it larger — if less devastating — than the state’s last two major oil spills.

The seep, which has been flowing off 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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Man Kills Polar Bear in Front Yard, Allegedly Leaves Carcass to Rot for Months 12.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The animal was shot and killed because it was trying to eat "improperly stored whale meat," prosecutors alleged.
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Largest Expanse of Private Land in California Now Open to Wilderness Travelers 11.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
California's iconic Tejon Ranch is opening the gates to its 270,000 acres for the first time to the public.
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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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Two Solitary Great White Sharks Interacting With One Another Captured in Incredible Drone Footage 9.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The video was captured by a team of researchers from the non-profit Atlantic White Shark Conservancy.
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Jawless Lamprey Fish Attract Females by Releasing Smelly Aphrodisiac Pheromone in Semen 9.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Lampreys engage in a special kind of mating called lekking.
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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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Florida Man Captures 16-Foot Python and Nearly 50 Hatching Eggs Beneath Home 9.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Researchers estimate there are nearly 30,000 pythons in the Florida Everglades, and most grow to be 8 to 10 feet long.
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High-Value Opportunities Exist to Restore Tropical Rainforests Around the World 7.7.2019 Truthout.com
Replenishing forests is an urgent global imperative.
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The U.S. wants to dump 1.5 tons of rat poison on the Farallon Islands. Biologists say it’s for the best 7.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

For most humans, life on these jagged islands off the coast of San Francisco would be a nightmare: Waves lash the shore with treacherous force, the stench of guano fills the air, and the screech of seagulls is so loud that resident scientists wear earplugs to bed.

But wildlife thrive on “the Devil’s...

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