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Hundreds of plants, animals up for new protections

(AP) -- The Obama administration is taking steps to extend new federal protections to a list of imperiled animals and plants that reads like a manifest for Noah's Ark - from the melodic golden-winged warbler ...

dateSep 29, 2011 in Ecology
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Researchers study threats to white sturgeon

University of Georgia researchers are working to understand why the nation's largest freshwater fish, the white sturgeon, is struggling in northern California's Sacramento-San Joaquin Bay Delta, an environmentally endangered ...

dateAug 08, 2011 in Ecology
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Nesting turtles give clues on oil spill's impact

(AP) -- Nearly hidden by brownish sand, the Kemps ridley sea turtle digging furiously with her back flippers as she carved out a flask-shaped hole to lay her eggs wasn't aware of the excitement she was generating ...

dateJun 01, 2011 in Ecology
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Native groups sue over polar bear critical habitat

(AP) -- Alaska Native groups worried about losing tax revenues and royalties from oil development filed a lawsuit Friday challenging the federal government's designation of critical habitat for threatened polar bears on ...

dateMay 14, 2011 in Ecology
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Bad news for us, or just for the birds?

Roughly 5,000 dead and dying blackbirds fell from the Arkansas sky on New Year's Eve. That mysterious event was followed by the appearance of about 500 dead birds along a Louisiana highway and additional bird-falls in Kentucky, ...

dateJan 11, 2011 in Ecology
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Despite oil, baby turtles being released to Gulf

(AP) -- Federal biologists are releasing thousands of endangered baby sea turtles into the western Gulf of Mexico, betting that by the time the silver dollar-sized swimmers make it to the oil-fouled waters ...

dateJul 24, 2010 in Ecology
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Petition seeks to have wolves howl across US

(AP) -- Tens of thousands of gray wolves would be returned to the woods of New England, the mountains of California, the wide open Great Plains and the desert West under a scientific petition filed Tuesday with the federal ...

dateJul 21, 2010 in Ecology
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Alaska sues feds over predator control

(AP) -- The state of Alaska sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Friday, seeking a court order allowing it to go ahead with a controversial predator control program.

dateMay 29, 2010 in Ecology
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