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A [US] federal judge just granted grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone a huge favor ahead of hunting season

By Laura Zuckerman, Reuters From Business Insider A federal judge on Monday ordered Endangered Species Act protections restored to grizzlies in and around Yellowstone National Park. The move effectively puts on ice plans for the first licensed trophy hunts of…

Zinke: One-third of Interior Employees Not Loyal to Trump

From Newsmax WASHINGTON — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Monday that nearly one-third of employees at his department are not loyal to him and President Donald Trump, adding that he is working to change the department’s regulatory culture to be…

US Forests

The state of US forests: 6 questions answered By Thomas J. Straka, The Conversation From Business Insider Editor’s note: The first Earth Day, on April 22, 1970, catalyzed a wave of laws to protect the environment and natural resources. Here…

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Corals grown in labs help restore critically endangered reefs

By Samantha Mathewson From Nature World News For the first time, researchers have successfully raised laboratory-bred colonies of a Caribbean coral species to sexual maturity. The hope, they say, is to restore and repopulate threatened reefs. This revolutionary initiative was led…

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Rare Caribbean lizards on the verge of extinction

From Jamaica Observer ST PETERSBURG (CMC) – The US Fish and Wildlife Service on Monday announced that seven species of Caribbean skinks or lizards may qualify for Endangered Species Act protection. The rare lizards from Puerto Rico and the Virgin…

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USA rejects petition to list Queen Conch as endangered species

The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) has congratulated member states after a US government review of the status of the Queen Conch keeps the region’s conch fishery alive. The review follows a petition to have the Queen Conch listed as…

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As planet warms, 20 coral species added to endangered species list

By Becky Oskin, LiveScience Senior Writer From The Christian Science Monitor The US government listed 20 new corals as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, bringing the total number of threatened coral species to 22. A tenfold increase in the…

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Nine Caribbean skinks petitioned for inclusion on endangered species list

By Jonathan Losos From Anole Annals A while back, we reported on a monograph Hedges and Conn that described an enormous number of new skink species (35) from the Caribbean. Now efforts are being made to prevent some of these…