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Cormorants returned to the Astoria Bridge to roost at nightfall on June 3, 2019.

In Astoria, Cormorant Birds Take Over Iconic Bridge, And Salmon Below Are On The Menu

Cormorants by the thousands have taken up residence under the landmark Astoria-Megler Bridge over the Columbia River. Their poop can corrode the bridge and that is unacceptable to the Oregon and Washington transportation departments. But what actions to take against the protected birds and whose responsibility that is are up in the air. Continue Reading In Astoria, Cormorant Birds Take Over Iconic Bridge, And Salmon Below Are On The Menu

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CREDIT: KIM RYU/NPR

Rural Health: Financial Insecurity Plagues Many Who Live With Disability

Having good access to transportation — or not — has a huge impact on the health of people living in rural parts of the country. Without that transportation — or ready access to other basics like healthy food or good housing — people can get into a vicious cycle. That cycle of poor health and poverty hits people with disabilities particularly hard. Continue Reading Rural Health: Financial Insecurity Plagues Many Who Live With Disability

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A sow grizzly bear spotted near Camas in northwestern Montana. Wildlife officials endorsed a plan in August to keep northwestern Montana's grizzly population at roughly 1,000 bears as the state seeks to bolster its case that lifting federal protections will not lead to the bruins' demise. CREDIT: MONTANA FISH AND WILDLIFE AND PARK

Timeline: A History Of Grizzly Bear Recovery In The Lower 48 States

At their peak, grizzly bears numbered more than 50,000 in the Lower 48. Facing threats from habitat loss, hunting and conflicts with people and livestock, their numbers dwindled to fewer than 1,000 in the lower 48 by the time the Endangered Species Act was implemented in 1975. Here’s a timeline of the management actions, court cases and notable events that have shaped grizzly bear recovery since their ESA listing through today. Continue Reading Timeline: A History Of Grizzly Bear Recovery In The Lower 48 States

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