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Stateline

Matt Vasilogambros

16 December 2020

Alaska, United States

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Thirty states including Alaska, Oregon, Montana, and California legalized "the salvaging of roadkill" as a means of reducing food waste and supplying food-insecure families with meat. The coronavirus pandemic has hamp...

Explore Big Sky

Jessianne Castle

4 March 2020

Montana, United States

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As a neurological disorder known as chronic wasting disease spreads among wildlife herds like deer and elk in Montana, the state is trying to increase testing of the fatal disease and understand if it can be transmitt...

Planet Forward

Dylan Simard

31 January 2020

Rio Verde, Arizona, United States

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Volunteers in Arizona are building plastic cube structures to create a fish habitat in some of the state’s lakes. Since many of the lakes are in the desert, the shoreline is often not very hospitable for fish. These “...

NationSwell

Monica Humphries

2 August 2019

Hickam Field, Hawaii, United States

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Fishermen are attaching LED lights to the gillnets they use to trap fish to ward off unintended captures like turtles, dolphins, and sea lions. The lights warn the wildlife that something is there so they don’t get ca...

NationSwell

Monica Humphries

24 July 2019

Florida, United States

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Visiting Florida, one will find lionfish served as food, captured in derbies, and hunted as part of ecotourism efforts. The invasive species has become widespread and is having a disastrous effect on the coastal ecosy...

Idaho Statesman

Nicole Blanchard

5 May 2019

Boise, Idaho, United States

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A group called Backcountry Hunters & Anglers, now 36,000 strong, is bringing together people from different political and ideological backgrounds over a common interest in the preservation and conservation of public l...

Changing Florida

Alex Figares

24 April 2019

West Palm Beach, Florida, United States

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A Florida Gulf Coast University graduate and his brother started a fishing apparel company where they plant a mangrove tree for every item sold. Mangroves are a key species to combatting climate change, providing a ha...

Yes! Magazine

Mason Adams

12 April 2019

Grundy, Virginia, United States

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Strip mining, a method in which the entire top few hundred feet of mountain are blown up to expose coal seams, has left Virginia and other Appalachian states with nearly a million acres of flat, problematic lands. Env...

FastCompany

Adele Peters

13 March 2019

Nassau, Bahamas

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The Guardian is a robot that uses electric shocks to catch the lionfish, an invasive species that has been detrimental across the Atlantic. The project has transformed into a non-profit called Robots in Service of the...

The New York Times

Nina Burleigh

18 February 2019

Bonaire

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Bonaire's coral reef is one of the few in the world that is thriving, rather than dying. Thanks to a combination of local efforts, such as reef maintenance and restoration as well as rules that limit fishermen and div...

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Lindsay Fendt

7 February 2019

Boulder, Colorado, United States

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Fish conservation, in the rural streams of the Western United States, requires a remarkable amount of ongoing human intervention. Take the greenback cutthroat trout, Colorado's state fish. The greenback is bred in lab...

Hakai Magazine

Leslie Anthony

22 January 2019

Haida Gwaii, British Columbia, Canada

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On the British Columbia group of islands called Haida Gwaii, a project called Restoring Balance is working to lessen invasive mammals and restore the ecosystem to what it once was. A key part of this was the targeted ...

Yale Environment 360

Gloria Dickie

19 December 2018

Churchill, Manitoba, Canada

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As sea ice melts, polar bears in the Arctic spend increasingly more time on land, leading to dangerous conflicts with people. While Inuit communities and conservationists are at odds on how to manage the bears, resear...

The New York Times

Ian Urbina

24 November 2018

Oregon, United States

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An elk hunt in Oregon shows one way states regulate lead ammunition by prohibiting hunters from firing lead bullets in some state wildlife areas. It’s part of a wider effort to eradicate lead ammunition that can conta...

The Huffington Post

Joseph Fox

16 November 2018

Villardeciervos, Zamora, Spain

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In northwestern Spain, the perception of wolves is shifting from "vermin" to "tourist attraction"--a crucial conservation step for the estimated 2,000 wolves remaining in Spain. Thanks to the efforts of conservation g...

Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

Stephanie Morse

9 November 2018

Greer, Arizona, United States

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Arizona’s Game & Fish Department is taking a proactive approach to chronic wasting disease (CWD), a neurodegenerative disease found in deer, elk, and moose. The department works with hunters during hunting season to t...

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Nick Dall

23 September 2018

South Africa

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Commercial game farming is becoming the norm in Africa where both endangered species and farmers alike were in desperate need of change. The shift in focus to rearing animals for hunting, tourism and venison has creat...

Las Cruces Sun-News

Blake Gumprecht

28 August 2018

New Mexico, United States

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Healing Waters is a fly fishing therapy group for disabled veterans. Through mutual support and outdoor activity, the group allows sufferers of PTSD or physical disability to commune with nature and find peace.

Christian Science Monitor

Eva Botkin-Kowacki

20 August 2018

Chatham, Massachusetts, United States

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Cape Cod is losing its namesake fish to climate change and overfishing, which is in turn hurting the profits of local fisherman. Adapting to the circumstances, fisherman have begun catching and marketing dogfish as th...

Public Radio International

Deepa Fernandes

17 August 2018

Agua Verde, Baja California Sur, Mexico

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In Mexico, many communities rely on fishing to sustain their livelihood. However, in Baja California Sur, this became a problem when the fish disappeared due to overfishing. Although a controversial decision, the comm...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Zachariah Hughes

22 February 2018

Shishmaref, Alaska, United States

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Adapting to climate change means making pragmatic choices for subsistence hunters. In Alaska, island communities in the Bering Strait are changing the way they secure food for their families. Where once hunters had la...

The Richmond Register

Elahe Izadi

29 April 2016

United States

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Bison in the United States went from being plentiful to near-extinct. Today, their numbers are strong once more and America's national mammal can be found in every state.

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