San Diego Aquarium Breeds Rare Weedy Sea Dragon in Captivity — TIME

(SAN DIEGO) — A Southern California aquarium has successfully bred the rare weedy sea dragon, the lesser known cousin of the sea horse that resembles seaweed when floating. San Diego’s Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography said in a news release Thursday that two weedy sea dragons have hatched this week, making the aquarium…

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L.A. Workers Bulldozed Endangered Plants in Topanga to Ease Fire Danger, Prompting Outrage — KTLA

Crews for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power recently bulldozed hundreds of federally endangered plants in Topanga State Park, and both state and city authorities have launched investigations into DWP’s actions, part of a wildfire prevention project aimed at replacing wooden power poles with steel ones. “In response to recent community concerns about…

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Endangered Baby Penguins Hatch at San Diego Zoo for First Time — KTLA

The San Diego Zoo has two new arrivals: a pair of endangered African penguin chicks. The zoo announced Wednesday that the fluffy chicks, named Doug and Barbara, hatched two months ago. The eggs came from two breeding couples. The zoo says it’s the first time eggs laid by its adult penguins have hatched there. Staff…

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The BLM Deletes Information on the Endangered Sage Grouse, Just Ahead of Public Comment Period — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

by Francie Diep as published on the Pacific Standard “One webpage, now removed, touted the current policies’ successes—and praised the bird’s mating dances…” As the federal government was gathering public input on changes to its plans for conserving an endangered Western bird, it removed webpages describing its current policies, inherited from the previous administration, an […]

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