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By Mead Gruver The Associated Press CHEYENNE>> Two more black-footed ferrets have been cloned from the genes used for the first clone of an endangered species in the U.S., bringing to three the number of slinky predators genetically identical to one of the last such animals found in the wild...
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             By Wendy Keefover Writer’s on the Range It’s legal in Wyoming to chase coyotes and run over them with snowmobiles, but recently, a man used his snowmobile to run down a wolf until it was disabled. Then he taped the wolf’s mouth shut and paraded th...
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          By Matthew Brown The Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont.>> The Biden administration on Thursday restored rules to protect imperiled plants and animals that had been rolled back under former President Donald Trump. Among the changes, the U.S. Fish and Wildli...
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  By Elise Schmelzer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. A bat infected with a fungus that has killed millions of bats across the country was found in Longmont last month. Testing this month confirmed the little brown bat was infected with white-nose syndrome — a deadly fungus that could devastate Co...
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By Susan Montoya Bryan The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE>> Northern New Mexico or bust — that seems to be the case for at least one Mexican gray wolf that is intent on wandering beyond the boundaries set for managing the rarest subspecies of gray wolf in North America. Federal and state wild...
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U.S. regulators say they will review the use of a chemical found in almost every tire after a petition from West Coast Native American tribes that want it banned because it kills salmon as they return from the ocean to their natal streams to spawn. The Yurok tribe in California and the Port Gamble ...
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ENVIRONMENT   By Remy Tumin The New York Times Over the past decade, the sunflower sea star has gone from a mighty predator of the Pacific Ocean floor to nearing extinction. The Nature Conservancy estimates that 5.75 billion sunflower sea stars died over the span of three years, a 94% globa...
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By Patrick Whittle The Associated Press PORTLAND, Maine>> Whales, dolphins and seals living in U.S. waters face major threats from warming ocean temperatures, rising sea levels and decreasing sea ice volumes associated with climate change, according to a first-of-its-kind assessment. Resear...
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Oregon will provide up to 10 animals this winter, Parks and Wildlife says By Elise Schmelzer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Oregon will provide the first gray wolves for Colorado’s voter-mandated reintroduction of the species, wildlife officials announced Friday after a months-long search for a state ...
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             By Todd Richmond The Associated Press David Willard has been checking the grounds of Chicago’s lakefront exhibition center for dead birds for 40 years. On Thursday morning he found something horrible: Hundreds of dead songbirds, so thick they look...
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Advocates to pursue ballot initiative on management of mountain lions, bobcats By Elise Schmelzer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Three years after a successful ballot initiative push to reintroduce wolves, wildlife advocates will try again to put decisions about managing Colorado’s carnivores in the h...
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By Ryan Spencer Summit Daily The Tuesday after Labor Day, a few volunteers worked as busily as beavers, wading knee deep into dammed waters along North Tenmile Creek in Frisco. A chain saw, three corrugated plastic pipes, wire and rebar lay around the picnic table where Alton Penz and Frank Ricci...
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UNITED NATIONS By Manuela Andreoni The New York Times Thousands of invasive species introduced to new ecosystems around the world are causing more than $423 billion in estimated losses to the global economy every year by harming nature, damaging food systems and threatening human health, a wide-r...
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By Anthony Ham The New York Times A male saltwater crocodile approached a female saltie — as they’re known in Australia — in the same enclosure at Australia Zoo. He snapped at her aggressively. But then in a change of heart that wasn’t what you’d expect from one of Australia’s most fearsome preda...
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In its most aggressive move yet to protect federal land from oil and gas exploration, the Biden administration announced Wednesday it would prohibit drilling in 13 million acres of pristine wilderness in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska and cancel all drilling leases in the Arctic National W...
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By Jack Dura The Associated Press BISMARCK, N.D.>> The beloved wild horses that roam freely in North Dakota’s Theodore Roosevelt National Park could be removed under a National Park Service proposal that worries advocates who say the horses are a cultural link to the past. Visitors who driv...
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By Amelia Nierenberg The New York Times Sara Grant was inside her home this month in Sherman, Conn., a small town near the New York state line. Her 2-year-old was upstairs. Her newborn daughter was in her arms. Suddenly, she saw her 4-year-old son, Gavin, running up the driveway, sobbing. A bear ...
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All-out effort started to save creatures, habitat   By Tammy Webber The Associated Press POTTER, Neb.>> When Reed Cammack hears the first meadowlark of spring, he knows his family has made it through another cold, snowy winter on the South Dakota prairie. Nothing’s better, he says, th...
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BLACK SEA As more dead dolphins wash ashore, Ukraine builds a case against Russia By Marc Santora The New York Times ODESA, Ukraine>> The victim was found along a stretch of beach near the port city of Odesa in southern Ukraine early this summer, cause of death unknown. As a light rain fe...
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By Olivia Doak Daily Camera Paleontologists, led by a University of Colorado Boulder professor, discovered a new tiny mammal in northern Alaska that lived in extremely cold temperatures during the age of the dinosaurs. The tiny fossil mammal lived about 73 million years ago and is guessed to have...
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