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  PROVIDENCE, R.I. >> Swimming in two plastic bins inside a brightly lit and sterile quarantine room at a Rhode Island zoo, 16 quarter-sized turtle hatchlings represent a growing worry for conservationist Lou Perrotti. These eastern musk turtles, known for spending much of their lives i...
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State officials lost track of North Park pack after collars stopped working By Conrad Swanson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Three of Colorado’s few gray wolves might have been killed just across the state line in Wyoming, state wildlife officials confirmed. Travis Duncan, a spokesman for Colorado Park...
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By Susan Montoya Bryan The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE>> An environmental group is suing U.S. wildlife managers, saying they have failed to protect a rare grouse found in parts of the Midwest that include one of the country’s most prolific areas for oil and gas development. A lawsuit filed...
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This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. The tiny round-bodied, yellow-bellied bird in Meredith McBurney’s hands looked delicate, a creature to be handled with a lot of TLC. “They’re long-distance migrants. They’re tough birds,” McBurney said of the Wilson’s warbler, squirming and trying to flutter away. “But boy, ...
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  Project turns to technology to protect animal from climate change By Kiara Demare The Denver Post Above 8,000 feet in Colorado, pikas — a tiny, furry animal with large mouse-like ears — can be seen and heard on hiking and rock-climbing trails. “When I’m up in the mountains, one of my fav...
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By The Associated Press BILLINGS, MONT.>> An environmental group filed a lawsuit against U.S. Forest Service officials on Tuesday for allegedly polluting waterways during their battles against wildfires by inadvertently dropping large volumes of chemical flame retardant into streams. Governm...
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By Amanda Wight Writers on the Range The story of a Montana woman who recently killed and skinned a domestic dog then proudly posted photos on her social media pages has sparked a flood of public outrage. It should. The woman allegedly mistook the dog for a wolf, saying she was excited to share t...
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WILDLIFE Icon under pressure World-class elk herd in bull’s-eye of outdoor recreation boom, report warns By Judith Kohler The Denver Post Along with heading to the mountains to see the gold aspen leaves, a must-do for a lot of Coloradans in the fall is to hear bull elk bugle. The male elk’s hig...
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By John Flesher and Brittany Peterson The Associated Press AMALIA, N.M. » Biologist Bryan Bakevich unscrewed the top of a plastic bucket and removed a Rio Grande cutthroat trout that squirmed from his grasp and plopped onto the grassy bank of Middle Ponil Creek. “He wants to go home,” Bakevich sa...
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  By Aniruddha Ghosal and Sibi Arasu The Associated Press NEW DELHI » Seven decades after cheetahs died out in India, they’re back. Eight big cats from Namibia made the long trek Saturday in a chartered cargo flight to the northern Indian city of Gwalior, part of an ambitious and hotly cont...
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SCIENCE & NATURE Scientists are using machine learning to eavesdrop on various animals By Emily Anthes © The New York Times Co. The naked mole rat may not be much to look at, but it has much to say. The wrinkled, whiskered rodents, which live, as many ants do, in large, underground colonies,...
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By Mike Ives © The New York Times Co. The dugong, a species of socalled sea cow that roams the ocean floor in Asia and Africa and is said to have inspired ancient legends of mermaids, has been spotted off China’s southern coast for centuries. But not lately. A new study suggests the dugong has be...
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By Scott Sonner The Associated Press RENO, NEV. » Conservationists who are suing to block a geothermal power plant where an endangered toad lives in western Nevada are now seeking U.S. protection for a rare butterfly at another geothermal project the developer plans near the Oregon line. The Cent...
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By Nick Coltrain The Denver Post With the conservation-aimed CORE Act stalled in Congress — having passed the House of Representatives four times but deadlocked in an evenly divided Senate — leading Colorado Democrats are now pushing President Joe Biden to pursue executive action. On Tuesday, Sen...
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By Matthew Brown The Associated Press CODY, WYO. » The rush to build wind farms to combat climate change is colliding with preservation of one of the West’s most spectacular predators — the golden eagle — as the species teeters on the edge of decline. Ground zero in the conflict is Wyoming, a str...
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By John Flesher, Christina Larson and Patrick Whittle The Associated Press GLEN ARBOR, MICH. » Concealed behind trees near Lake Michigan, two scientists remotely manipulated a robotic owl on the forest floor. As the intruder flapped its wings and hooted, a merlin guarding its nest in a nearby pine ...
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  By Conrad Swanson The Denver Post Colorado’s U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert and 23 other Republican members of Congress wrote federal officials this month, asking that they remove the gray wolves from the federal endangered species list. A northern California judge’s February ruling placed the ...
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  By Henry Fountain © The New York Times Co. Adélie penguins have had a rough time of it on the western side of the Antarctic Peninsula, where warming linked to climate change has occurred faster than almost anywhere else on the planet. That and other factors have led to sharp declines in Ad...
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    By The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE » It will be illegal to use wildlife traps, snares and poison on public lands across New Mexico under a ban that took effect Friday. New Mexico is joining a handful of Western states that have limited trapping on public lands, with supporters say...
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  WASHINGTON » Scientists have figured out why vampire bats are the only mammals that can survive on a diet of just blood. They compared the genome of common vampire bats to 26 other bat species and identified 13 genes that are missing or no longer work in vampire bats. Over the years, those ...
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