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...skull and teeth from a newly described species of beaver that lived 28 million years...significant, he said, because unlike the other species of ancient beavers found at the monument...flag. The others all went extinct. The species is named Microtheriomys brevirhinus...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/jeff-barnard/2015-05-28
Mushroom hunters find tasty harvest on the Kenai Peninsula

...Refuge. "It's one of the first mushroom species of the year," Spady said. "People...a symbiotic relationship with another species to survive," Spady said. Kenai National...is easy to tell morels apart from the species that have even the closest resemblance...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-23/good-for-morel
News

...the National Defense Authorization Act that would prohibit listing the lesser prairie chicken as a threatened or endangered species until 2021. Opponents of listing the bird as threatened say it places unfair restrictions on farmers, ranchers and oil companies...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/2015-05-18

...because of concerns with the program and the lack of an updated recovery plan for wolves.Officials with the Turner Endangered Species Fund said while it's frustrating that the plan hasn't been updated since 1982, the Ladder Ranch program should not have...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/susan-montoya-bryan/2015-05-18
Alaska boats link in giant flotilla to protest military plan

...has conducted training in the area for decades without major environmental harm. They say there is no designated endangered species habitat in the exercise zone, whose northern border is about 70 miles from Cordova. The Cordova City Council wants the Navy...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-18/alaska-boats-link-in-giant-flotilla-
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Birders flock to town

...up for another year of showing off the more than 200 unique species of birds in the area. The largely fee-free festival follows...Launch Road. Past participants have spotted more than 70 bird species in addition to moose, caribou, harbor seals and coyotes...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-10/birders-flock-to-town
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Refuge Notebook: Exotic dove continues a steady march north

...the enthusiasm built around seeing a new species that has never been noticed before. The...was only the third record ever for this species on the Kenai Peninsula! The first sighting...have been expecting the arrival of this species on the Kenai for a while now and were...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-05-14/refuge-notebook-exotic-dove-cont
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Refuge Notebook: Nature's first green is gold

...example is Scotch harebells (Campanula species), common to warm dry slopes with their...resources at the same time. Many local species flower in mid- to late summer, accumulating...it in gardens. One of the more common species on the Kenai Peninsula is P. pulcherrimum...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-05-07/refuge-notebook-natures-first-gr
Outdoors
Shell clears major US government hurdle for Arctic drilling

...Interior. The company must also obtain government opinions that find Shell can comply with terms and conditions of the Endangered Species Act.Shell spokesman Curtis Smith said the approval "is an important milestone and signals the confidence regulators have...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-11/shell-clears-major-us-government-hur
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Unhinged Alaska: When does spring really arrive?

...birder has been amazing especially when his preliminary excursion had him claiming sightings of exceptionally questionable species such as spotted thighmasters, horned geeks, a sumbitcher, two black oyster suckers and a herd of sandpiddlers.He can now...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/community/2015-05-09/unhinged-alaska-when-does-sprin
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