Friday, May 19, 2017

Loose Feathers #596

Whooping Cranes / Photo by Mike Umscheid/USFWS
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Friday, May 12, 2017

Loose Feathers #595

Marbled Godwit / Photo: Tom Koerner/USFWS
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Friday, May 05, 2017

Loose Feathers #594

Black-and-white Warbler / Photo: Tom Koerner/USFWS
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Friday, April 28, 2017

Loose Feathers #593

Spotted Sandpiper / NPS Photo
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Friday, April 21, 2017

Loose Feathers #592

Rufous Hummingbird on its nest at Glacier NP / Photo by Jacob W. Frank/NPS
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  • The EPA may be more vulnerable to attack under Trump than previous Republican presidents because of right-wing control of the government and because the agency's successes have made environmental issues seem less pressing for the public.
  • Antarctica's remoteness gives it some protection from ecological degradation, but still faces threats from climate change, pollution, and overuse of natural resources. 
  • The laws governing water rights in many western states need updating to take account of current and future environmental needs.
  • Here is a gallery of insects carrying milkweed pollinia.
  • Biologists expect additional wolf packs to form in western and southern Oregon.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Loose Feathers #591

Atlantic Puffins / USFWS Photo
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Friday, April 07, 2017

Loose Feathers #590

Sharp-tailed Grouse / Photo by Rick Bohn/USFWS
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Friday, March 31, 2017

Loose Feathers #589

Mountain Bluebird / Photo by Tom Koerner/USFWS
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Friday, March 24, 2017

Loose Feathers #588

Golden Eagle / Photo by Tom Koerner/USFWS
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Friday, March 17, 2017

Loose Feathers #587

American Woodcock / Photo by Jim Hudgins/USFWS
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