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Category: Biodiversity :: Protection :: Wildlife Protection
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Atlantic haven is a test bed for planet’s sickly oceans 3.12.2019 Raw Story
Clad in diving gear or oilskins and gumboots, a team of scientists and activists spent weeks in the South Atlantic, enduring storms and choppy seas to check up on a place almost no-one has heard of. Their mission: To monitor an underwater mountain for clues of global warming and plastic pollution — and vet the […]
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Palm Oil in Snack Foods Could Be Destroying the World’s “Orangutan Capital” 2.12.2019 Truthout.com
A deforested landscape stretches out to the horizon as snack foods crowd the foreground
Food manufacturers may be causing the destruction of a nationally protected wildlife reserve in Indonesia.
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How the Interior Department Got Swamped 1.12.2019 Mother Jones
This article originally was published in HuffPost and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. In October 2017, Ben Cassidy walked away from his lucrative lobbying gig at the National Rifle Association, where he raked in as much as $288,333 per year, for a post at the Department of the Interior. He’d spent nearly […]
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Minnesota warns EPA against crippling the state’s authority 26.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Minnesota officials have warned a federal agency that a proposal to streamline water quality laws would cripple their authority to protect drinking water, streams and wildlife from dozens of new projects each year.
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Decapitated Sumatran elephant found dead in Indonesia 20.11.2019 Raw Story
A Sumatran elephant was found decapitated with its tusks ripped off in an apparent poaching of the critically endangered subspecies, an Indonesian conservation official said. The rotting corpse of the 40-year-old male creature was discovered by a plantation worker on Monday in Riau province on Sumatra island. “The elephant’s head had been cut off and […]
Endangered Species Act at work in protecting butterflies at Fort Bragg’s artillery range 19.11.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
In the unlikely setting of the world’s most populated military installation, amid all the regimented chaos, you’ll find the Endangered Species Act at work.
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A Beautiful World: Roadless wilderness under attack 19.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
For two decades the roadless rule has protected millions of acres of pristine national forests from road construction, mining, and logging. The policy is now threatened by new proposed laws.
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Mosquito-borne horse disease found in Minnesota grouse 19.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The discovery of eastern equine encephalitis in three ruffed grouse in Itasca County marks the first time the virus has been confirmed to sicken a Minnesota wild animal. Nationwide 13 people have died from the disease this year.
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Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep advocates sue over plans to build Vail worker housing on animals’ habitat 15.11.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Lawsuit seeks re-do after Vail officials approved construction of housing where herd of bighorn sheep forages during winter
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Aggressive deer wearing a dog collar attacks Franktown couple, 10-year-old boy 15.11.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
A deer, human raised, gored a man in Franktown on Wednesday causing injuries that required medical attention at a local hospital.
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Raccoon with peanut butter jar on its head is rescued by firefighters 14.11.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
A raccoon with a peanut butter jar stuck on its head was rescued from a tree in Roxborough on Wednesday.
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DNR rejects petition for lead ammo, tackle ban 6.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Conservation and environmental groups pushed the DNR for a ban due to the lead’s threat as a toxin for humans and wildlife. But the agency said the proposed rules were too broad and didn’t come with enough data to prove they’d be successful and necessary.
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Trump’s Reckless Push to Drill in the Arctic Is Meeting Fierce Opposition 1.11.2019 Truthout.com
The Arctic Refuge is one of the U.S.’s last wild places, and the coastal plain is its biological ...
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Letters to the Editor: A win for endangered fish and California farmers who need water 25.10.2019 LA Times: Opinion

A farm water lobbyist says new rules from the Trump administration will help protect endangered fish and ensure a reliable water supply for food growers.

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Gunnison sage grouse population numbers decline to alarming low, nonprofit says 24.10.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado Gunnison sage grouse population numbers are down to alarming levels, according to a nonprofit environmental conservation group.
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Acid rain, that ’70s scourge, comes back 24.10.2019 Raw Story
Starting in the 1970s acid rain turned hundreds of lakes and streams in Adirondack Park in upstate New York so acidic that fish could not survive. Acid rain can be so toxic that it etches paint off cars. The good news is that some naturally reproducing trout were recently found in one body of Adirondacks […]
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Climate change not on agenda for next G7 summit: Trump White House 17.10.2019 Raw Story
Climate change will not be on the agenda of next year’s G7 summit, to be held at US President Donald Trump’s Florida golf club, the White House said on Thursday. The announcement marks the latest development in Trump’s running battle against nearly all forms of environmental regulation that has seen his administration pull out of […]
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Editorial: Climate change is wiping out California's Joshua trees. Of course we should protect them 17.10.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Scientists have repeatedly warned that hotter, drier conditions being fueled by climate change are causing mature western Joshua trees to die off, and fewer younger ones are able to grow to replace the dwindling population.

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Owl killings spur moral questions about human intervention 15.10.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
The federal government has been trying for decades to save the northern spotted owl, a native bird that sparked an intense battle over logging across Washington, Oregon and California decades ago.
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Retrofitting busy highways, like U.S. Highway 285 in Colorado, to let wildlife travel safely, too 14.10.2019 Denver Post: Local
U.S. Highway 285 was once a death zone for the dwindling herds of elk and mule deer on Colorado’s Western Slope. But today it offers a lifeline, helping them travel from their summer range high in the mountains to winter foraging grounds along the Arkansas River.
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