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By Becky Bohrer The Associated Press JUNEAU, ALASKA » The U.S. government held its first-ever oil and gas lease sale Wednesday for Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, an event critics labeled a bust, with major oil companies staying on the sidelines and a state corporation emerging...
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By Rebecca Mitchell Guest Commentary Colorado is headwaters to a hardworking river that provides for 40 million people. The importance of the Colorado River to the state and the nation cannot be overstated, and its recent hydrology serves as a reminder that we must continue to find workable soluti...
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By Matthew Brown The Associated Press BILLINGS, MONT. » The Trump administration has completed a review of plans to ease protections for a struggling bird species in seven states in the U.S. West, including Colorado, but there’s little time to put the relaxed rules for industry into...
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Traverse City Mich, The interior least terms  whose habitat was destroyed by dams and was hunted for plummage has recovered after 35 years protection. This is a great victory brought about by extensive cooperation across many groups and sectors. The Associated Times 
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Paris, The Denver Post Wire Service At least 30 countries committed to protecting 30% of the planet, including land and sea, over the next decade to halt species extinction and address climate change issues, during a global summit Monday aimed at protecting the world's biodiversity. About 30 leader...
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Donate Flooded fields offer food and habitat for sandhill cranes, egrets and other species. But changing crop choices and rising temperatures are a growing threat. By Liza Gross December 6, 2020   KNIGHTS LANDING, Calif.—On a warm, sunny afternoon in late November, Roger Cornwell stopped h...
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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA » When they’re hungry, they’ll let you know by coming up to you and looking beseechingly at you and the container of food. If that doesn’t work, they’ll sniff and paw at your leg. No, we’re not talking about dogs. We’re talking about kangaroos. Researchers at the University o...
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  By Anita Snow The Associated Press GUADALUPE CANYON, ARIZ. » Work crews ignite dynamite blasts in the remote and rugged southeast corner of Arizona, forever reshaping the landscape as they pulverize mountaintops in a rush to build more of President Donald Trump’s border wall before his term ...
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      By John Flesher The Associated Press TRAVERSE CITY, MICH. » Federal officials on Tuesday declared the monarch butterfly “a candidate” for threatened or endangered status, but said no action would be taken for several years because of the many other species already awaiting ...
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Climate change, beetles, and disease imperiling long term survival of high elevation pine tree, key source for grizzly bears and found across the US West. Fish and Wildlife Study published Wed. would protect the whitebark pine tree under Endangered Species Act. The trees can live up to 1,000 ye...
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By Mead Gruver  The Associated Press CHEYENNE » The life-or-death journey made by mule deer during the second-longest big game migration in North America came down to their ability to squeeze through a fence — a discovery made by scientists using wildlife GPS tracking techniques...
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  By Nicholas K. Geranios The Associated Press SPOKANE, WASH. » The Trump administration announced plans Thursday that ease protections for sage grouse in the West, prompting an outcry by critics who say the move paves the way for widespread mining and drilling and ignores a federal cour...
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    By Jim Robbins © The New York Times Co. Are the wolves of Yellowstone National Park the first line of defense against a terrible disease that preys on herds of wildlife? That is the question for a research project underway in the park, and preliminary results suggest that the answ...
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By Bruce Finley The Denver Post Gray wolves gained a hardfought path to “paws on the ground” in Colorado with the approval Thursday of a controversial reintroduction measure, the first time a state’s voters have forced their government to re-introduce an imperiled species. Colorado Parks and ...
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR By Bruce Finley The Denver Post Trump administration officials on Thursday ended endangered species protection for gray wolves nationwide, rankling conservationists who contend wolves still are vulnerable — and raising the stakes in Colorado’s citizendri...
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Yahoo News October 24, 2020 The population of Galapagos penguins and flightless cormorants, two species endemic to the islands, has seen a record increase, study results released Friday showed. The Galapagos penguin is one of the smallest species of penguins in the world, measuring up to 35 centim...
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Shared from the 10/10/2020 The Denver Post eEdition Rob Griffith, The Associated Press Tasmanian devils, the carnivorous marsupials whose feisty, frenzied eating habits won the animals cartoon fame have returned to mainland Australia for the first time in some 3,000 years. “Seeing those devils re...
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Shared from the 10/9/2020 The Denver Post eEditionBy Scott SonnerThe Associated Press RENO, NEV.» Citing the government’s repeated reversals and refusals to protect a cousin of the greater sage grouse the past two decades, conservationists are suing again to try to force the federal listing of...
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Shared from the 10/7/2020 The Denver Post eEdition   By Patrick Whittle and Michael Casey
The Associated Press  PORTLAND, MAINE» Nick Muto has fished up and down the New England coast and there is nothing that gets his blood boiling more than the sight of a seal. Muto, whose two boats fis...
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Shared from the 9/16/2020 The Denver Post eEdition  A decade-long global effort to save Earth’s disappearing species and declining ecosystems has mostly stumbled, with fragile habitats such as coral reefs and tropical forests in more trouble than ever, researchers said in a report Tuesday. In...
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