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Video: Florida Manatee Found with “Trump” Scraped into Back

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Video: Florida Manatee Found with “Trump” Scraped into Back

We love a good “Florida Man…” headline, but it turns out we hate writing headlines that start with “Florida Manatee…” This weekend, visitors to the Blue Hole Spring on Central Florida’s Homosassa River reported a manatee whose back had been vandalized. A video first reported by the Citrus County...
Sam Lungren Jan 12, 2021
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Can the Great Bear Survive Today’s Great Plains?

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Can the Great Bear Survive Today’s Great Plains?

Encountering a grizzly bear has long been a potential happenstance on Montana’s mountain trails. But an expanding population of grizzlies in the Big Sky prairies have created a new kind of encounter, such as “the Bear in the Barn.” This summer, 50-year-old farmer Shannun Rammell got word from a...
Ben Long Aug 18, 2020
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Photos: Goliath, The World’s Biggest Tadpole

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Photos: Goliath, The World’s Biggest Tadpole

I visited the Chiricahua Mountains on the Arizona-Mexico border for a college research project in 2015. It’s considered one of the most biodiverse places in North America. After spending a week there wading the streams in search of hellgrammites, I’d also deem it as one of the coolest places on the...
Spencer Neuharth Jun 1, 2020
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Fact Checker: Are There More Tigers in America than the Wild? 

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Fact Checker: Are There More Tigers in America than the Wild? 

Myths, lies and old wives’ tales loom large in the outdoor pursuits. Here at MeatEater, we’re dedicated to separating facts from bullsh*t, so we created this series to examine suspect yarns. If there’s a belief, rumor or long-held assumption you’d like us to fact check, drop us a note at factchecker...
Ben O'Brien Apr 28, 2020
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Feds Reject Calls to Breach Snake River Dams as Idaho Salmon Stocks Plummet

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Feds Reject Calls to Breach Snake River Dams as Idaho Salmon Stocks Plummet

On February 28, the Army Corps of Engineers and Bureau of Reclamation released a highly anticipated draft environmental impact statement regarding operation of the dams in the Columbia and Snake River Basin. The report rejected increasingly loud and united calls from tribes, anglers, and the...
Sam Lungren Mar 5, 2020
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New Coronavirus DNA Test Reveals Which Animal May Be Source

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New Coronavirus DNA Test Reveals Which Animal May Be Source

The deadly disease that has now killed more than 1,000 people in China and across the world likely jumped to humans from wildlife, most scientists agree. Exactly how or what animals involved are less than clear at this point, however. Many of the early cases of coronavirus appeared in proximity to...
Sam Lungren Feb 12, 2020
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Interior Department Changes Rules for Endangered Species Act

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Interior Department Changes Rules for Endangered Species Act

The Trump administration announced Monday that it is changing the rules regarding how the Endangered Species Act is applied and enforced. Long-time critics of the act say the new regulations from the Interior Department will reduce the economic burden associated with protecting threatened species...
Sam Lungren Aug 13, 2019
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Bar Room Banter: Arizona’s Extirpated, Native Parrots

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Bar Room Banter: Arizona’s Extirpated, Native Parrots

There’s a difference between book smart and bar smart. You may not be book smart, but this series can make you seem educated and interesting from a barstool. So, belly up, pour yourself a glass of something good and take mental notes as we talk about the native parrots of Arizona. When most folks...
Spencer Neuharth Jul 4, 2019
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Is Extinction a Path Forward for the Eastern Cougar?

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Is Extinction a Path Forward for the Eastern Cougar?

Cougars are the most widely distributed large predator in the Western Hemisphere. Known in various regions as the mountain lion, panther, puma, painter and catamount, cougars range from northern British Columbia through Latin America to the Patagonia region of southern Chile and Argentina. Cougars...
Brody Henderson Mar 22, 2019
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Obstructing Management: The Equal Access to Justice Act

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Obstructing Management: The Equal Access to Justice Act

Earthjustice cites their slogan “Because the Earth needs a good lawyer” as justification for continuing legal fights to keep grizzly bears on the Endangered Species List. That group and others like it routinely claim to speak for wild places and wild creatures. In contrast, public servants at state...
Patrick Durkin Mar 8, 2019
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USFWS Recommends Delisting Gray Wolves

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USFWS Recommends Delisting Gray Wolves

Federal officials on Wednesday proposed to remove gray wolves from the endangered species list. The decision was revealed by David Bernhardt, the acting secretary of the Department of the Interior, at the North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference in Denver. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife...
Spencer Neuharth Mar 7, 2019
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