Legal action targets federal authorization of off-road roads, grazing threatening endangered species in California deserts

by on September 16, 2021 0

SAN FRANCISCO – Environmental groups today sued the Home Office, the Bureau of Land Management and the US Fish and Wildlife Service for authorizing damaging activities in the California Desert Conservation Area, including an extensive network of all-terrain vehicle roads in the Western Mojave Desert. The routes bring desert turtles and other endangered and...

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Butterflies released in Finland contained parasitic wasps – with more wasps inside | Butterflies

by on September 14, 2021 0

When the caterpillars of a beautiful butterfly were introduced to the small island of Sottunga in the Åland archipelago, scientists hoped to study how the emerging butterflies would disperse across the landscape. But the researchers did not realize that their introduction of the Glanville fritillary (Melitaea cinxia) led to the emergence of three other...

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“Too Precious”: How the fight to save endangered species on the Missouri River lost funding | Local company

by on September 4, 2021 0

He erected dams, built dikes, lined the river, and stacked rocks in structures called “wing dams” that jut out into the river, directing the current to self-scour, leaving a channel. 9 feet deep in the middle. Then, in the early 2000s, the US Fish and Wildlife Service determined that the Corps’ management jeopardized the...

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