Monday, April 23, 2007

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In this article "Worry Flows from Arctic Ice to Tropical Waters" by Paul Wiseman and Cesar G. Soriano for USA TODAY, In Hong Kong a Tsunami rolled over the Maldives in 2004, the location got a little preview of the future for what it will be like in the world in the next forty-five years. The storms that occur also can be a very good reason on why life around the world may perish. Everything around the world is dealing with ice climates melting and in less the 100 years ships may have opportunities to sail through the polar route from Europe to Asia.

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In this article "Brave Old World" by Eric Jaffe and this source is periodical. A debate over rewilding North America with ancient animals. The species mentioned in this article talk about the sound of the animals still living and not having to be endangered and from certain areas you can hear and see the animals again. This article really shows how brave the world can be and how strong the world is by talking about the animal's survival and now people want to talk about how they would manage being in America.

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In this article "Rare Pupfish in Mojave on Brink of Extinction", In the best of times, the desert's a tough place for a fish. At a Devil's Hole, Times have been better. by Louis Sahagun a Times Staff Writer. The pupfish as a rare species is barely hanging on to exsistance and federal biologists are warned about the issue. Numbers for this fish are not high and is very close to facing extinction and are from a remote rock tub in the Mojave Desert since the Ice Age and the chances are slim for it surviving another year.

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In this article "Updating Endangered Species Act Can Save Many More Species" by Rep. Richard Pombo. In Tracy, California are trying to make this act more updated and no longer obsolete because they want to make the ESA more strict and more powerful than before because they want to save the species from extinction. Pombo and his colleagues had successfully passed the "Threatened and Endangered Species Recovery Act" (TESRA) in the U.S. House of Representatives in fall of 2005.

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In this article "Endangered Species Act Under Fire from Two Directions", Some hope to make it more difficult for plants and animals to receive protections, while others seek to strengthen the law, by Brad Knickerbocker a staff writer of the Christian Science Monitor.
Ashland, Oregon- Nobody is pleased with the "Federal Endangered Species Act" because its a major argument and debate in all of environmental protection laws. The delicacy of protecting animals can be very difficult. The endangered species act must be stronger and more protective then it is now which is our lack of making it stronger we're making it weaker.

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In This article, "Tribe Sues Interior Secretary over Endangered Species Act" By Neil Santaniello from South Florida for Sun-Sentinel (KRT). The Everglades bird from Fort Lauderdale, Florida is being protected from Federal wildlife officials and if attacked or harmed, in violation of the endangered species act alleges a new lawsuit. There is tribal lands that also get involved with people that believe in gate closings which caused "Cumulative irreparable harm", the tribe states. Tribal lands and tribal cultures are harmed by this "gate-closing period", The sparrow of the park has not been increasing in numbers which may lead to a bad sign for the species and the environment for the tribal lands.

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In this article "16,000 Species said to face extinction" by Sam Cage for Associated Press Writer, stated that Polar bears and hippos are among more than 16,000 species of animals and plants threatened with global extinction. Global warming and the melting of the ice caps around the polar bears' environment will cause the population of the polar bears to decline by thiry percent. The freshwater fishes population has started to decline because of a human cause by damaging their habitat with the activities that take place.

Friday, April 20, 2007

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In This article titled "Polar Bears' Plight Recognized by Juliet Eliperin for Los Angeles Times, is about the polar bears in Antarctica that might have to face extinction by global warming and as of now the U. S. government had stated that the Polar bear would be endangered in the next forty-five years. The people had also said that since global warming may be an issue to the well known species in Antarctica the climates around the world are getting warmer and the ice is melting. Knowing what might happen to this animal may affect children in many different ways. The summer sea ice could disappear by 2040 by the way things are going in this part of the world. There are 20,000 to 25,000 polar bears worldwide and are well known to also stay in Alaska, Canada, Russia and in other countries with arctic regions are Denmark and Norway.