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Fish and Wildlife Service unveils plan to combat white-nose syndrome in bats
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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has unveiled a national management plan to address the threat posed by white-nose syndrome, which has killed more than a million hibernating bats in eastern North America since it was discovered near Albany, New York, in 2006. More

Judge puts hold on endangered species deal
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A federal judge has put on hold a settlement that would require the government to consider greater protections for hundreds of imperiled species. Attorneys said U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan ordered the Obama administration to resume negotiations with environmentalists over the deal. More

Scientists: Water and wildlife at risk from sweeping changes to forest rule
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has set out a bold vision for the 193 million acres of national forest in the U.S., which is broadly applauded by scientists. However, scientists are worried by the lack of clear guidance. After a 90-day public review period, more than 300,000 comments from people across the U.S. have urged the administration to develop a more direct policy on how to manage national forests. More

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Animals fleeing floods cause people problems
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Flooding from the Mississippi and other rivers is disrupting wildlife as it brings activities to nearly a standstill in many areas of the Delta. The river flooding is already displacing wildlife, moving them to higher and drier areas, where they sometimes cause problems as they interact with humans. Deer, raccoons, opossums, snakes and ants are all often found in unexpected places during times of flooding. More

The climate of conservation in America: 50 stories in 50 states
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For 50 consecutive weekdays beginning Earth Day, April 22, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and its partners are publishing a series of stories that explores the many ways in which accelerating climate change is affecting fish and wildlife across America. All stories can be accessed on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's blog here.

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Agency to allow killing of sea lions at dam
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Washington and Oregon have won authorization from a federal agency to kill sea lions eating endangered salmon at the Bonneville Dam. The move marks the second time the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Fisheries Service has approved killing the sea lions, which travel up the Columbia River to eat salmon trying to pass the dam on their way to spawn. More

EU: Europe faces extinction of many species
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Hundreds of European animal species — up to a quarter of the total native to the continent — are threatened with extinction according to a warning issued by the European Union. The threatened species include mammals, amphibians, reptiles, birds and butterflies. Plant life is under threat as well. The crisis is due to several factors, including loss of habitat, pollution, alien species encroachment, climate change and overfishing. More

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Deforestation up in part of Brazil with forest protections on chopping block
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As politicians consider rolling-back longtime legal protections for Brazil's forests, new data shows a massive increase in deforestation in part of the country. More

Bali coral reefs reveal nine new species
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A bubble coral that resembles underwater daisies and a decorated garden eel are among the nine potentially new species discovered in Bali's coral reefs, researchers have announced. The downside: The divers found few reef sharks, possibly signaling an unhealthy reef. More

Mammal rediscovered after 113 years    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A unique and mysterious guinea-pig-sized rodent, not seen since 1898 despite several organized searches, bizarrely showed up at the front door of an ecolodge at a nature reserve in Colombia, South America. The red-crested tree rat stayed for almost two hours while research volunteers took the first photos ever of a creature the world thought would never be seen again. More


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