Plan Mulls Killing More Sea Lions to Save Salmon

Decades of efforts, including billions of dollars spent, to prevent the extinction of 13 species of Columbia River salmon and steelhead were stymied by the resurgence of gregarious mammals who themselves returned from the brink. Now, a new plan backed by Native American tribes and three states would attempt to protect the fish by killing more sea lions.

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Colorado Dig Offers Insight on the Rise of Mammals, Post-Extinction Event

Most professional and amateur paleontologists had written off the Corral Bluffs in Colorado Springs as a site where everything that could be found had been found. Then vertebrate paleontologist Tyler Lyson had an idea: Instead of looking for bones, he started looking for concretion – minerals known to form around bones.

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House Dems Push Legislation to Protect Endangered Species

Climate scientists believe Earth is in the middle of its sixth mass extinction event, and in light of that, House Democrats Tuesday renewed calls for legislation that would reverse the Trump administration’s rollback of key protections for endangered wildlife and plant species.

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