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Court Halts Oil and Gas Leasing in Utah Wilderness

Court Halts Oil and Gas Leasing in Utah Wilderness

WASHINGTON, DC, January 19, 2009 (ENS) – At least 110,000 acres of pristine Utah wilderness is temporarily protected from oil and gas companies due to a ruling Saturday night by a federal judge in a case brought by conservationists. Judge Ricardo Urbina of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia granted a temporary…

Two New Mammals Found in Remote New Guinea

Two New Mammals Found in Remote New Guinea

Mammalogist Martua Sinaga holds this 1.4 kg giant rat, a species that is probably new to science. (Photo by Bruce Beehler courtesy Conservation International) ARLINGTON, Virginia, December 18, 2007 (ENS) – A miniscule possum and an enormous rat were recorded by scientists as probable new species on a recent expedition to a remote and virtually…