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2009-02-02 10:30:00

An environmental group released a report on Monday suggesting prairie dogs are being threatened across the West due to habitat loss, shooting and poisoning, the Associated Press reported.North America's five species of prairie dogs have lost more than 90 percent of their historical range, according to the WildEarth Guardians report.The report graded three federal land management agencies and a dozen states on their actions over the past year to protect prairie dogs and their habitat.Arizona...

2008-06-24 09:02:46

By Geoffrey Fattah Deseret News Like Bill Murray in the movie "Caddyshack," Cedar City's fight to remove the endangered Utah prairie dog from its golf course will continue, a federal judge ruled Monday. After hearing legal arguments U.S. District Judge Dee Benson denied a motion by the Forest Guardians and Utah Environmental Congress for an injunction against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The group wanted to stop the federal government from issuing permits to allow city workers to...

2005-08-24 06:37:42

SANTA FE (AP) -- Federal workers eating lunch this month on Otero Mesa spotted two endangered aplomado falcons, the first sighting of the rare birds in years and another weapon in a battle by state officials and environmentalists against drilling on the mesa. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has proposed allowing drilling on parts of the mesa in south-central New Mexico. Earlier this year, it approved a plan to guide such development. Otero Mesa contains the nation's largest contiguous...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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