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Feeders allowed only in winter; officials expect bear to hibernate when it runs out of easy meals By Kaya Williams Aspen Times Snowmass Village residents Michael Rusinek and Nancy Goeres found an unexpected ursine visitor on their lower deck recently when they spotted a bear cub making himself at...
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By Matthew Brown The Associated Press 
BILLINGS, MONT. » Twenty of Yellowstone National Park’s renowned gray wolves roamed from the park and were shot by hunters in recent months — the most killed by hunting in a single season since the predators were reintroduced to the region more t...
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  By Curt Anderson The Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, FLA. » Normally giving food to wild animals is considered off limits, but the dire situation in Florida with more than 1,000 manatees dying from starvation due to manmade pollution is leading officials to consider an unprecedented feedi...
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  By John Flesher The Associated Press TRAVERSE CITY, MICH. » It’s a ghastly sight: ticks by tens of thousands burrowed into a moose’s broad body, sucking its lifeblood as the agonized host rubs against trees so vigorously that much of its fur wears away. Winter tick infestation i...
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  I-25 tunnels expected to reduce wildlife-vehicle collisions by 90% By John Aguilar The Denver Post PALMER LAKE » Trying to dodge and weave across six lanes of interstate highway traffic between Colorado’s two largest cities — where 87,000 vehicles a day move through at 75 mph — ...
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    By Hannah Reyes Morales © The New York Times Co. TAN-AWAN, PHILIPPINES » In the predawn light, Lorene de Guzman paddles out to sea in his tiny wooden outrigger to hand-feed the giants living in the water. One of the behemoths, a whale shark known as 180, swims up, its enormous mou...
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By Ian Austen © The New York Times Co. TALGONQUIN PROVINCIAL PARK, ONTARIO » The beaver may be one of Canada’s official national symbols, as iconic as the maple leaf, but Canadians have a love-hate relationship with the creature, with the emphasis for many more on the second emotion. Some commun...
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By Matthew Brown The Associated Press BILLINGS, MONT. » The Biden administration on Friday said it will consider new measures to protect greater sage grouse, a bird species once found across much of the U.S. West that has suffered drastic declines in recent decades because of oil and gas...
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    By James Anderson The Associated Press As gray wolves are under pressure from a federal delisting and increased hunting in some Rocky Mountain states, Colorado wildlife officials heard detailed options Thursday for implementing a voter-approved reintroduction of the species west of...
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By Matthew Brown and Gillian Flaccus The Associated Press PORTLAND, ORE. » Political appointees in the Trump administration relied on faulty science to justify stripping habitat protections for the imperiled northern spotted owl, U.S. wildlife officials said Tuesday as they struck down a rule that...
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  By Marion Renault © The New York Times Co. Geographically speaking, it would be almost impossible for this bird to get any more lost. A rogue eagle popped up Wednesday in eastern Canada — about 4,700 miles away from home. For months, the Steller’s sea eagle has been tantalizing North Amer...
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Wildlife advocates, scientists sued after 2018 status change   By Matthew Brown The Associated Press BILLINGS, MONT. » U.S. wildlife officials have agreed to keep federal protections in place for the snow-loving Canada lynx, under a court settlement approved Monday by a judge in M...
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By Matthew Brown   The Associated Press BILLINGS, MONT. » President Joe Biden’s administration announced Tuesday plans to cancel two environmental rollbacks under former President Donald Trump that limited habitat protections for imperiled plants and wildlife. The proposal to drop...
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  PORTLAND, MAINE » A type of whale that is one of the rarest marine mammals in the world lost nearly 10% of its population last year, a group of scientists and ocean life advocates said on Monday. The North Atlantic right whale numbered only 366 in 2019, and its population fell to ...
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  An Illinois woman will spend four days in jail and will be barred for a year from Yellowstone National Park for not moving out of the way of a grizzly bear and three cubs while visiting the park in May. The woman, Samantha Dehring, 25, of Carol Stream, Ill., pleaded guilty to “willfully rem...
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By John Aguilar The Denver Post In the face of unrelenting development across Colorado, state officials on Wednesday rolled out a plan that aims to preserve as much land — and provide as many migration routes as possible — for the state’s declining big game populations. The report, dubbed the Big...
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  By Matthew Brown The Associated Press BILLINGS, MONT. » Death’s come knocking a last time for the splendid ivory-billed woodpecker and 22 more birds, fish and other species: The U.S. government on Wednesday declared them extinct. It’s a rare move for wildlife officials to give u...
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  By Shannon Francis The Denver Post, Guest Commentary Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and President Joe Biden promised to expand the protections of Bears Ears and the Grand Staircase national monuments. We are still waiting, and with the current allowances of the oil and gas indus...
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  By Jennie Erin Smith © The New York Times Co. FLORENCIA, COLOMBIA » In June 1912, Leo Miller, a collector with the American Museum of Natural History, arrived in the Caquetá region of Colombia, where the eastern foothills of the Andes melt into the forested lowlands of the Amazon basin. M...
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  Experts blame warming temps, less rain, plus thefts By Conrad Swanson The Denver Post About this time every year, southeastern Colorado towns like La Junta see more visitors looking to glimpse saucer-sized Texas brown tarantulas as they scurry out of their burrows and across fields and ro...
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