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California considers protecting rare gray wolf 16.4.2014 AP Washington
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- A state board will consider granting the gray wolf endangered species status on Wednesday, giving it a chance at returning to California in significant numbers after a decades-long hiatus....
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The Surprising Gut Microbes of African Hunter-Gatherers 16.4.2014 Wired Top Stories
In Western Tanzania tribes of wandering foragers called Hadza eat a diet of roots, berries, and game. According to a new study, their guts are home to a microbial community unlike anything that's been seen before in a modern human population -- providing, perhaps, a snapshot of what the human gut microbiome looked like before our ancestors figured out how to farm about 12,000 years ...
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Carbon destroys ocean life as well as our climate 15.4.2014 The Earth Times Online Newspaper - Health News
Air pollution is rarely linked to water pollution, but the strong links will soon be obvious, just as the surface air movement is influenced by the ocean currents and the temperatures of both. While scientific models can tell us what is going to happen as the earth warms, climate change will also be influenced by small so far neglected fluctuations in chemistry such as these pH changes in our oceans, affecting billions of creatures, and of course, us.
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Kuntur: A New Birdwatching App Launched in Colombia (Cached) 14.4.2014 Global Voices
Kuntur, a new android app, promises to make birdwatching easier for both experienced and amateur birders in Colombia.
AP Goes to Occupy Movement-Supporting Enviro Group For Comment on Bundy Ranch Standoff 14.4.2014 NewsBusters
Guess who's all of a sudden standing up for law and order? Why, it's radical environmentalists, who despite their general disdain for lawful behavior have felt compelled to speak out in support of the Bureau of Land Management's attempts to round up Cliven Bundy's cattle and ultimately force the Nevada rancher to abandon his family's century-old business. Martin Griffith at the Associated Press relayed the comments of one such group in a Sunday report in the aftermath of the BLM's abandonment of its roundup efforts, in Griffith's words, "after hundreds of states' rights protesters, some of them armed militia members, showed up at corrals outside Mesquite to demand the animals' release" (There's much to it than that; go this archived Drudge Report page for more; bolds are mine throughout this ...
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Feds to try to end dispute with rancher 14.4.2014 Twincities.com: Nation

A day after blinking in a showdown on the range, federal land managers pledged to pursue efforts to resolve a conflict with a southern Nevada rancher who has refused to pay grazing fees for 20 years.

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BLM to pursue effort to end dispute with rancher 14.4.2014 Boston Globe: Latest
A day after blinking in a showdown on the range, federal land managers pledged to pursue efforts to resolve a conflict with a southern Nevada rancher who has refused to pay grazing fees for 20 ...
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Conservationists seek more protection for grouse (Cached) 11.4.2014 Durango Herald
DENVER x2013 Conservation groups say they will go to court to force the Obama administration to do more to save the lesser prairie chicken, arguing a recent federal ruling doesnx2019t stop the energy industry from killing the grouse or encroaching on its habitats in Colorado, New Mexico, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas.Defenders of...
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Ravenous Deer Might Not Destroy Biodiversity After All 9.4.2014 Wired Top Stories
Frequently cast as plant-gobbling, biodiversity-destroying villains, deer may actually play a vital role in making their forests more lush and ...
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Dogs and Cats Are Blurring the Lines Between Pets and People 8.4.2014 Wired Top Stories
Cats and dogs occupy a unique place in the animal kingdom's vast menagerie. They've come out of the wild and into our living rooms, an extraordinary evolutionary and sociological journey that now raises profound questions about what it means to be a ...
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Diversity bolsters forest in Roaring Fork Valley 7.4.2014 Denver Post: Local
The forest of the Roaring Fork Valley dodged the mountain pine beetle epidemic that turned much of Colorado's mountain landscape brown, but it's not out of the ...
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Home to vast biodiversity, Myanmar parks protected only on paper from blast fishing, poachers 5.4.2014 Star Tribune: World
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Rare Myanmar ecosystems protected only on paper 5.4.2014 Boston Globe: Latest
LAMPI ISLAND, Myanmar (AP) — Off a remote, glimmering beach backed by a lush tropical forest, Julia Tedesco skims the crystalline waters with mask and fins, looking for coral and fish ...
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Rare Myanmar ecosystems protected only on paper 5.4.2014 AP Top News
LAMPI ISLAND, Myanmar (AP) -- Off a remote, glimmering beach backed by a lush tropical forest, Julia Tedesco skims the crystalline waters with mask and fins, looking for coral and fish life....
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Loving the alien: A defence of non-native species 3.4.2014 New Scientists HIV
Introduced species generally get a bad press – but not all alien invaders are villains, says Ken Thompson in Where Do Camels ...
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U.S. Navy credited with recovery of island night lizards 1.4.2014 LA Times: Top News
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Rare Alaska wolf may get Endangered Species Act protection 29.3.2014 LA Times: Top News
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Pterosaurs: Winged, awesome, and surprisingly rare (Cached) 28.3.2014 Boing Boing
Pterosaurs: Winged, awesome, and surprisingly rare
Army Corps to begin killing birds 28.3.2014 AP Washington
CLARKSTON, Wash. (AP) -- The Army Corps of Engineers this spring will begin killing birds at some Snake and Columbia river dams to help protect juvenile salmon and steelhead....
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Prairie chicken listed as threatened 28.3.2014 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration said Thursday it is placing a grassland grouse known as the lesser prairie chicken on a list of threatened species, a move that could affect oil and gas drilling, wind farms and other activities in five central and southwestern states....
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