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2011-07-14 11:27:00

VICTORIA, Texas, July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Texans for a Sound Energy Policy (TSEP) report that in the proceedings before the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board (ASLB) on Exelon's Early Site Permit (ESP) application for a proposed nuclear power plant, Exelon recently disclosed a two and a half year old letter from the U.S.

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2011-07-06 06:10:00

After an 88-year-long hiatus North America’s tallest bird, the statuesque whooping crane (Grus americana), is once again on exhibit at the Bird House at the Smithsonian’s National Zoological Park.

2011-01-05 09:29:00

ATLANTA, Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power has announced two new and two continuing grants to conservation and natural resource agencies through the Power of Flight partnership program to protect birds in Georgia through habitat and species restoration and environmental education.

2010-10-08 10:06:00

ATLANTA, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- As Operation Migration begins its 10th annual multi-state trek, designed to conserve the whooping crane, Southern Company is once again on board as a sponsor. Southern Company will be a sponsor of the migration for the third consecutive year.

2010-03-10 23:01:00

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The Aransas Project (TAP) filed a federal lawsuit today in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Corpus Christi Division, against several officials of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) in their official capacities for illegal harm and harassment of Whooping Cranes at and adjacent to Aransas National Wildlife Refuge in violation of the Endangered Species Act.

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2010-02-24 10:55:00

The United Nations reported on Wednesday that several countries, including Russia, Iran and China, are working together to bring back the Siberian Crane form the brink of extinction.

2009-05-02 14:01:44

Scientists are considering how best to reintroduce whooping cranes to the eastern United States, experts say. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Saturday that a $10 million-plus effort to reintroduce the birds was dealt a blow recently when all but one pair of 12 cranes abandoned their nests. Experts say they are using minnow nets, electronic monitoring, crane feces and dry ice to help them study the birds' behavior. The International Crane Foundation said the rare cranes in inexplicably...

2009-04-29 13:00:00

- Texas A&M Scientists Release Results of 7-year, $2 million-Study - Impact to Whooping Cranes Is More Complex Than Previously Thought SEGUIN, Texas, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- At a joint meeting of the boards of directors of the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority and the San Antonio River Authority on Wednesday, April 29, 2009, researchers from Texas A&M University presented the results of a seven-year, $2 million study known as the San Antonio Guadalupe Estuarine System (SAGES)...


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Hooded Crane, Grus monacha
2013-04-24 12:13:58

The Hooded Crane (Grus monacha) is a small, dark colored crane. Its body is grey and the top of the head and neck is white, except for a patch of bare red skin above they eye. It’s one of the smallest cranes, but is still a fairly large bird, a 3.3 ft in length, weighing 8.2 pounds and a wingspan of 6.2 feet. It breeds in south-central and southeastern Siberia. Breeding is also assumed to occur in Mongolia. Over 80% of its population winters at Izumi, southern Japan. There are also...

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2009-03-28 15:46:42

The Common Crane (Grus grus), also known as the Eurasian Crane, is a species of bird found in the northern parts of Europe and Asia. It has a global population of 210,000 to 250,000 individuals. The largest number of these birds nest in Russia and Scandinavia. In Great Britain the Common Crane became extinct in the 17th century, but a tiny population now breeds again in the Norfolk Broads and is slowly increasing. It is migratory and winters in areas of Africa, southern Europe, and southern...

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2009-03-28 15:44:15

The Brolga (Grus rubicunda), formerly known as the "˜Native Companion', is a species of bird found in tropical and eastern Australia. The bird has also been given the name "Australian Crane", a term coined in 1865 by well-known ornithological artist John Gould in his Birds of Australia. These birds are abundant in north and northeast Australia, especially Queensland. They are also common as far south as Victoria. They are also found in New Guinea and rarely in New Zealand. They are also...

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2009-03-28 14:17:07

The Siberian Crane (Grus leucogeranus), also known as the Siberian White Crane or Snow Crane, is a species of bird found in arctic Russia in Yakutia and western Siberia. It is a migratory species. Eastern populations winter on the Yangtze River and Lake Poyang in China. Central populations winter at Keoladeo National Park, India. Western populations winter in Fereidoonkenar and Esfahan in Iran. It is a bird of wetlands both in breeding and wintering habitats. This is a large white crane,...

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2009-03-28 14:08:37

The Sarus Crane (Grus antigone) is a species of bird found in northernPakistan and India, Nepal, Southeast Asia and Queensland, Australia. It is a permanent resident of freshwater marshes and plains with little seasonal movement. This species is classified as Vulnerable, as the total global population has drastically declined since about 1980. This decline is expected to continue until at least 2010. Threats include habitat destruction, hunting, pollution, disease and competition from other...

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