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...there are as many blue whales living off the coast of California as there were before humans started hunting them to near extinction 110 years ago.The Los Angeles Times reports there are about 2,200 blue whales swimming on the eastern side of the Pacific...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/2014-09-06-1

...biology says if they are going to drop those goals, they are not going to recover bull trout," Garrity said. "It's an extinction plan, not a recovery plan."They are writing off areas based on politics, not science."The service issued draft recovery...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/jeff-barnard/2014-09-03
What others say: Court should move quickly to address timber lawsuits

...recognize that.The court should move quickly to address these lawsuits. Alaskans and their livelihoods are depending on a just outcome that doesn't continue to whittle the timber industry into extinction.- Ketchikan Daily News,Aug. 23

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-08-27/what-others-say-court-should-move
Opinion

...Michael Bay sequel "Transformers: Age of Extinction" and the Melisa McCarthy comedy "Tammy...little competition.Overseas, "Age of Extinction" is performing exceptionally well...a movie ("Transformers: Age of Extinction") held the top spot at the box office...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-07-06
News
DNA tests to start on zoo's bison

...Zoo will be part of a growing effort to rebuild bison genetics.By the late 1800s, bison numbers had reached the brink of extinction with a low of just a few hundred, thanks to hunting, encroachment and other factors, said Keith Aune, bison program coordinator...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-08-07/dna-tests-to-start-on-zoos-bison
Outdoors
Refuge Notebook: Tracking time in the New and Old Worlds

...developing the technology to harvest and store wild foods. Although early humans in the New World likely contributed to the extinction of large mammals like woolly mammoths, their collective impact on the natural world was comparatively minimal. In contrast...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-07-10/refuge-notebook-tracking-time-in
Outdoors

...jaw-droppingly delicious, and I was really proud: it was sourced locally, organically and was an ancient grain, headed for extinction.I went up to visit his farm a few years later. I was standing in the middle of his field - 1,500 to 1,800 acres - and...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/food/2014-07-01-3
Food

...symbol, the okapi, is on the brink of extinction.The Switzerland-based group says...as endangered - two steps away from extinction in the wild.The update published...species surveyed are threatened with extinction.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/community/2013-12-02
Community
Inlet whales face 1-in-4 chance of extinction in 100 years

The threat of extinction for Cook Inlet?s beluga whales...better than one-in-four chance of extinction within a century, NMFS said. ?Based...conclude the species is in danger of extinction throughout all of its range because of...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/042007/news_0420new001.shtml
News
Another summer of discontent

...Instead, we have the same old objections by property owners and land developers that eventually led to failures and outright extinctions of salmon runs throughout the Pacific Northwest. One good thing on this front: On Tuesday of this week, the Borough Assembly...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2013-06-20/another-summer-of-discontent
Outdoors

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