Journal archives for February 2017

February 01, 2017

Ranching groups challenge gray wolf’s endangered status in California.

A lawsuit filed Tuesday by a conservative legal foundation on behalf of California farmers and ranchers alleges a state commission illegally listed gray wolves as an endangered species.

http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/article129837699.html

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March For Science

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February 05, 2017

H.R.861 - To terminate the Environmental Protection Agency.

Sponsor: Rep. Gaetz, Matt [R-FL-1] (Introduced 02/03/2017)

Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Agriculture; Transportation and Infrastructure; Science, Space, and Technology

https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/861/committees?r=5

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February 12, 2017

The marches for science, on one global interactive map.

The March for Science will be held on 22 April in Washington, D.C.; Science advocates in more than 100 cities around the world say they will hold allied demonstrations the same day.

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/02/marches-science-one-global-interactive-map?utm_source=sciencemagazine&utm_medium=facebook-text&utm_campaign=marchmap-10996

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February 18, 2017

In photos: Horn shark is on the menu for California sea lions.

We've seen California sea lions gobble down thresher and leopard sharks, but during a recent cruise in Newport Beach, tourists spotted a spiky species heading down the hatch: horn shark.

http://www.earthtouchnews.com/oceans/sharks/in-photos-horn-shark-is-on-the-menu-for-california-sea-lions

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February 21, 2017

Mole Study Shows Anyone Can Be Backyard Scientist.

A UT research assistant professor of psychology, recently completed a study on moles’ behavior that proves the concept. His laboratory? A molehill-dotted city lawn in downtown Chico, California.

http://tntoday.utk.edu/2017/02/20/mole-study-shows-backyard-scientist/

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February 22, 2017

Recovery: Bats with Your Tequila.

I tell them how lesser long-nosed bats pollinate plants all over our country, including 180 species of agave.”

Tequila is made from Agave tequilana (blue agave). For up to 14 years a plant will store sugar in order to produce one enormous flower spike; then it dies.

http://blog.nature.org/science/2017/02/20/recovery-bats-with-your-tequila/

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February 27, 2017

Learning the secret life of flying squirrels.

Flying squirrels have inhabited southern California’s San Bernardino Mountains for thousands of years, but most people have never seen one.

Now, a group of 50 citizen scientists, supported by a number of federal, state and local organizations, are trying to change that.

https://www.fws.gov/cno/newsroom/highlights/2017/san_bernardino_flying_squirrel/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

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