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2009-12-09 12:59:00

Judge Prevents Project That Will Kill Hundreds of Thousands of Bats From Proceeding Without Federal Permit WASHINGTON, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Federal district court Judge Roger Titus of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland has issued a comprehensive ruling that an industrial wind energy facility in Greenbrier County, West Virginia will kill and injure endangered Indiana bats, in violation of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The court concluded that "the...

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2009-03-03 16:05:00

President Obama reversed a Bush Administration rule on Tuesday that environmentalists believed weakened protection for endangered species and their natural habitats. The new policy, which marks yet another reversal of former president George W. Bush's environmental legacy, restored rules requiring U.S. agencies to consult with independent federal experts to determine if their actions might harm threatened and endangered species. "We've restored the scientific process to its rightful...

2008-08-25 12:00:50

Parts of the Endangered Species Act may soon be extinct. The Bush administration wants federal agencies to decide for themselves whether highways, dams, mines and other construction projects might harm endangered animals and plants. New regulations, which don't require the approval of Congress, would reduce the mandatory, independent reviews government scientists have been performing for 35 years, according to a draft obtained by The Associated Press. The draft rules also would bar federal...


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conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin