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Forest Service Proposes Reopening Road Through Grizzly Habitat

The southern border isn’t the only place where Trump Administration proposals are stirring controversy. Officials with the Idaho Panhandle National Forests issued a draft record of decision to rebuild a long-abandoned stretch of road just south of the Canadian border for use by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents. Wildlife advocates cried foul, saying the …

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Clematis vitalba-Old man’s beard

Clematis vitalba (also known as old man’s beard and traveller’s joy) is a shrub of the Ranunculaceae family.   Scientific classification: Kingdom: Plantae Clade: Angiosperms Clade: Eudicots Order: Ranunculales Family: Ranunculaceae Genus: Clematis Species: C. vitalba   Description: It is a spinach whose stem is four-edged, longitudinally abraded, with a diameter of up to 10 cm, …

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Abies nordmanniana

Abies nordmanniana Scientific classification: Kingdom: Plantae Division: Pinophyta Class: Pinopsida Order: Pinales Family: Pinaceae Genus: Abies Species: A. nordmanniana Abies nordmanniana, the Nordmann fir or Caucasian fir, is a fir indigenous to the mountains south and east of the Black Sea, in Turkey, Georgia and the Russian Caucasus. It occurs at altitudes of 900–2,200 m on mountains …

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Bill Removing Protections for Wolves Passes House

On a largely party-line vote, the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday passed legislation that would remove Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves, with the exception of Mexican gray wolves in the Southwest. Republican Rep. Sean Duffy of Wisconsin sponsored the “Manage Our Wolves Act.” The legislation now heads to the Senate, where its …

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