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Grants Awarded For White-Nose Syndrome Research
2013-06-28 05:42:58

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced grant awards to twenty-eight states for white-nose syndrome (WNS) projects. The grants, which range in size from just under $7,000 to approximately $50,000, will be used by state natural resource agencies to support research, monitor bat populations and detect and respond to white-nose syndrome, a disease that afflicts bats. "White-nose syndrome has spread rapidly from one state in...

Grizzly Bear Recovery Estimates Flawed, Population May Be In Decline
2013-06-25 07:19:23

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Yellowstone grizzly bears were first given endangered species status in 1973 after extensive hunting and killing had decimated the wild populations of this apex predator. Through the years since, the populations of these grizzlies have been closely monitored by the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), with numbers reportedly rebounding from a mere 200 animals in the 1970s to more than 700 today. The steady increase in grizzly...

US Fish And Wildlife Service Looks To Give Chimpanzees Greater Protection
2013-06-12 10:38:37

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Even though chimpanzees are commonly seen in films, television shows, circuses, and at the zoo — the great apes are considered endangered and the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is proposing a new rule that would give greater protection to our fellow primates. “I was so pleased to hear about the proposed rule,” said renowned primate expert Jane Goodall in response to the FWS proposal. “This is exceptional...

Gray Wolves Losing Endangered Species Protection
2013-06-08 09:17:01

April Flowers for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online This week, the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced that the nation´s gray wolf population has recovered to the point that it can safely be removed from the threatened and endangered species list. Environmental groups are concerned that this move is premature. According to an NBC News report, the FWS submitted two proposals. In the first, the wildlife service would delist the wolves and return management of them...

Climate Change Threatens The Wolverine
2013-02-02 05:55:49

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Officials with the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) revealed on Friday that they will be proposing Endangered Species Act (ESA) protections for wolverines in the lower 48 states, various news outlets have reported. According to the New York Times, the agency´s announcement that they are looking to list the animal as a threatened species comes after they had “repeatedly” deferred such consideration. The...

Government Hatching Plan To Save One Owl, Kill Another
2012-03-01 12:50:59

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says it is constructing a plan to try and save the endangered northern spotted owl, by conserving habitat and killing its rival. The government has already set aside millions of acres of forest to protect the owl, but the bird's population has declined 40 percent in 25 years, and continues to drop. The plan would see that more forest habitat critical for the bird's survival would be set off limits.  Habitat loss and competition from barred owls...

Loggerhead Sea Turtle Listing Revised
2011-09-19 11:26:37

  US agencies issued a final ruling on Friday changing the listing of loggerhead sea turtles under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) from a single threatened species to nine unique population segments, reports AFP. Scientists for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) believe the new ruling will help them focus conservation efforts on the specific needs of the distinct populations. NOAA and FWS share jurisdiction for...

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2011-07-02 06:15:34

A District Court Judge has ruled that the US Fish and Wildlife Service acted correctly in listing polar bears as a threatened species, rebuffing a pair of opposing legal challenges to the creature's classification on the endangered species list. Environmental groups, including the Center for Biological Diversity, sued claiming that global warming and melting sea ice should afford the polar bear greater protection on the endangered list, while the state of Alaska and Safari Club International...

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2011-06-29 11:21:12

Two bat species found in the US are another step closer to being declared an endangered species by the US Fish and Wildlife Service, reprots the Associated Press (AP). Dying off from a devastating fungus that has killed off caves full of bats, the very existence of two bat species is in jeopardy. The agency is launching a 90-day investigation into whether the eastern small-footed bat and the northern long-eared bat need protection under the Endangered Species Act. The two species would be...

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2010-11-26 11:23:31

The Obama administration is being criticized by environmental groups for not doing enough to save the growing accumulation of plants and animals that are need of protection under the Endangered Species Act. The US Fish and Wildlife Service says there are currently 251 candidates for endangered species status, four more than a similar review found last year. Environmental groups say the evidence shows the Obama administration has done little to improve on the growing number of endangered...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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