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Category: Biodiversity :: Protection :: Wildlife Protection
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Father Drowns While Taking Son and Boy Scouts Rafting Along Arkansas River 12.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Sameer Prasla fell into water near Canon City, Colorado. The area is near to several rivers hit with major flooding.
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On this island off Duluth, it's terns versus gulls 12.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
For decades, in the middle of an island teeming with gulls, scientists and wildlife managers have worked to preserve another bird -- the common tern -- whose habitat humans have nearly destroyed.
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State to ask Colorado BLM to defer action on some oil, gas leases proposed in wildlife habitat 11.6.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
State officials and conservationists want action delayed on at least some of the new federal oil and gas leases proposed in Colorado, citing potential impacts on deer, elk, greater sage grouse and a bird being considered for the endangered species list.
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These tortoise-killing ravens are so smart, scientists must use drones to stop them 9.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The sun was rising over the Mojave Desert as crews prepared to demonstrate a devastating new weapon in the war among man, bird and reptile.

Standing on a windswept plain, a group of government and utility officials locked their eyes on a drone as it hovered beside a twisted Joshua tree. As the...

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Wolves, deer and a new state bee: How the environment fared at the Legislature 3.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
There was a lot of give-and-take at the last minute between the DFL-controlled House and Republican-controlled Senate. Some provisions -- like establishing grants to get kids outdoors -- made it through, while others -- like lifting the state's ban on new nuclear power plants -- were abandoned.
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On World Reef Day, reminders of what you can do to keep coral safe 1.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

June 1 marks World Reef Day, created by a partnership of Hawaiian businesses. Their goal? To bring awareness to the declining health of the ocean's coral reefs.

Although reefs occupy less than 1% of the ocean floor, they are home to more than 25% of marine life. Worldwide, coral is dying because...

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Scientists find flaws in plan to lift U.S. wolf protections 1.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Scientists tasked with reviewing government plans to lift protections for gray wolves across most of the U.S. said in a report released Friday that the proposal has numerous factual errors and other problems.
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Celebrate World Reef Day 2019 at these Ultimate Scuba Diving Locations 31.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Celebrate World Reef Day 2019 in Style at these beautiful beaches.
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Canadian Man Smuggled 4,700 Live Leeches In Carry-On Luggage, Officials Say 29.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Ippolit Bodounov, of Niagara Falls, a city in Ontario, pleaded guilty last week to smuggling thousands of live, blood-sucking leeches on a flight from Russia to Toronto.
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Grizzlies on the move in Rockies as plans for hunting are in limbo 27.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Grizzly bears are expanding their range in the Northern Rockies, spreading from remote wilderness into farmland amid a legal fight over proposed hunting.
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Fight over wolf hunting in Minnesota is heating up again 25.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
As the federal government prepares to cut gray wolves from the Endangered Species Act again, long simmering debates over wolf hunting in Minnesota are emerging anew.
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Colorado’s largest utility, Xcel Energy, seeks rate hike that would start next year 23.5.2019 Denver Post: Local
Xcel Energy-Colorado, the state's largest electric utility, is seeking a rate a rate increase that would net an additional $158 million a year for upgrades to the grid.
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A bald eagle chick on Catalina encounters the guy who helped save the species 21.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Peter Sharpe, a 53-year-old wildlife biologist who has dedicated his career to reviving the once-endangered bald eagle, stood in front of a tall oak tree in a steep island canyon. His chin tilted up as his eyes scanned the branches.

His legs, shielded by snake chaps, were planted firmly on the...

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Endangered Species Day: List of Most Threatened Animals in the World 17.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
There are 18 animals on the WWF's critically endangered list.
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Lawmakers crafting budgets turn to dedicated funds 15.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Some environmental groups say lawmakers are turning with greater frequency to the dedicated Legacy and lottery funds to cover expenses that had, in earlier years, been paid for through more traditional means.
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Visit Borneo’s orangutan, proboscis monkey and sun bear sanctuaries 14.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Impress your friends by taking a trail less traveled: a wildlife tour in the rainforests of Borneo. This 12-day Classic Escapes tour includes bird and wildlife viewing and visits with organizations working to protect endangered species.

Participants will see proboscis monkeys at the Labuk Bay Proboscis...

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Rat poison is killing California's mountain lions. We need to act 13.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Rats multiply by the millions, transmit horrible diseases and are just about the last thing you’d want to see in your kitchen, attic, garage or office. Densely populated cities with steady supplies of trash are havens for rats. Los Angeles City Hall had an infestation so bad that officials considered...

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Trump Plans to End Endangered Species Protections, Disregards UN Report 11.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
“We didn’t start doing them to not do them,” David Bernhardt said of his policies to limit protections for threatened animals and to factor the cost to corporations into protecting endangered species in an interview with The Washington Post published Friday.
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Endangered Moon Bear Photographed in Mine-filled Korean Border zone 9.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The demilitarized stretch of land acts as a buffer between North and South Korea.
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Baby Kakapo, a Bird on the Brink of Extinction, Gets Life-saving Brain Op 9.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
There are only 144 kakapos left in the world.
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