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Wouldn’t you want to monitor these critters? 22.7.2014 Durango Herald
The Mountain Studies Institute has two training sessions involving classroom and field work scheduled for people who want to monitor a high-elevation relative of the rabbit that may be losing its home to global warming.The pika, which resembles a hamster, is disappearing in some Western mountains. Biologists say the tiny member of the...
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Northwest wildlife refuges to phase out pesticide 22.7.2014 AP Washington
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) -- Federal wildlife refuges in the Northwest and Hawaii will phase out a class of pesticides that are chemically similar to nicotine because they pose a threat to bees and other pollinators key to crop growth....
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Wildlife refuges in Northwest, Hawaii are 1st in nation to phase out bee-killing pesticide 22.7.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Do Not GM My Food! 21.7.2014 Truthout.com
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Do Not GM My Food! 21.7.2014 Truthout.com
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As numbers of gray seals rise, so do conflicts 20.7.2014 AP National
ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) -- Decades after gray seals were all but wiped out in New England waters, the population has rebounded so much that some frustrated residents are calling for a controlled hunt....
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As numbers of gray seals off New England rise, so do conflicts with fishermen and beachgoers 20.7.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Diverse worlds of animals and plants disappearing 18.7.2014 The Earth Times Online Newspaper - Health News
We need help to preserve the fantastic variation found in some areas of the world, alongside a full-blooded conservation effort for all plants and animals such as the widespread but unique Echidna here !
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Endangered Florida Forest Will Be Destroyed To Make Room For Walmart And Chik-Fil-A 16.7.2014 Think Progres

A section of rare and endangered forest in Florida's Miami-Dade County will soon be a Walmart, Chik-fil-A, Chili's, 900 apartments, and an LA Fitness.

The post Endangered Florida Forest Will Be Destroyed To Make Room For Walmart And Chik-Fil-A appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Mountaintop removal for coal hurts water quality and harms fish, study says 14.7.2014 Washington Post

In West Virginia’s Appalachian mountains, fish are vanishing. The number of species has fallen, the populations of those that remain are down, and some individual fish look a little skinny.

A new government study traces the decline in abundance to mountaintop removal, the controversial coal mining practice of clear cutting trees from mountains before blowing off their tops with explosives.

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Minnesota researcher tries to get handle on state's native bee population 12.7.2014 Star Tribune: Local
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California Supreme Court to review opinion in Newhall Ranch dispute 12.7.2014 LA Times: Opinion
The California Supreme Court has agreed to review a petition filed by environmental and Native American groups opposed to a recent state appellate court opinion in the decades-long dispute over plans to build a community of 60,000 residents about 35 miles north of Los Angeles.
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Tropical Fish Are Taking Over Temperate Oceans, Causing Underwater Deforestation 11.7.2014 Think Progres

Warming ocean waters are helping tropical fish invade temperate waters with devastating consequences for native kelp forests and the species they support.

The post Tropical Fish Are Taking Over Temperate Oceans, Causing Underwater Deforestation appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Hundreds Of Miles Of Coast Now Protected For Turtles 10.7.2014 Think Progres

Over 685 miles of nesting beach and more than 300,000 square miles of ocean were officially protected on Wednesday, in the largest critical habitat designation in U.S. history.

The post Hundreds Of Miles Of Coast Now Protected For Turtles appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Does climate change affect the wolverine? 8.7.2014 Durango Herald
BILLINGS, Mont. – A top federal wildlife official said there’s too much uncertainty about climate change to prove it threatens the snow-loving wolverine – overruling agency scientists who warned of impending habitat loss for the “mountain devil.”There’s no doubt the high-elevation range of...
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Utah wolverine visit cited in move from endangered listing 8.7.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Citing the recent confirmed sighting of a wolverine in Utah to support her decision, a federal wildlife official has told staff to work on withdrawing a proposal to protect the animal under the Endangered Species Act. Noreen Walsh, regional director for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Mountain-Prairie Region, said the impact of climate change on the wolverine is unclear, in a memo acquired by the Center for Biological Diversity. A wolverine’s visit to Utah’s Uinta Mountains this past winte...
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Feds doubt climate change's impact on wolverines 8.7.2014 AP Washington
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- A top federal wildlife official said there's too much uncertainty about climate change to prove it threatens the snow-loving wolverine - overruling agency scientists who warned of impending habitat loss for the so-called "mountain devil."...
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Federal official: warming climate as a threat to snow-loving wolverine is "speculation" 7.7.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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US reverses proposal to list wolverine as threatened species - Los Angeles Times 6.7.2014 us - Google News
US reverses proposal to list wolverine as threatened species Los Angeles Times A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service official has ordered federal biologists to withdraw their conclusion that the last 300 wolverines in the continental United States deserve threatened species status. The biologists had recommended the protection on ...
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In elections, sage grouse may rule the roost 6.7.2014 Durango Herald
DENVER – An obscure, chicken-sized bird best known for its mating dance could help determine whether Democrats or Republicans control the U.S. Senate in November.The federal government is considering listing the greater sage grouse as an endangered species next year. Doing so could limit development, energy exploration, hunting...
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