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NRDC: Aerial Survey Shows Extensive Whitebark Pine Damage in Yellowstone Ecosystem

Yellowstone National Park

Beetle infestations have killed off most of the whitebark pines in the eastern part of Yellowstone National Park and the Absaroka Mountains, as a Natural Resources Defense Council aerial study shows significantly more damage to the pine population that previously though -- giving fuel for the pines to be listed as an Endangered Species.

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Grizzly Deaths in Yellowstone Region on Normal Pace: Experts

Yellowstone Grizzly

Grizzly Bear

Ten grizzly bears have been killed this year in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, but experts say that pace is normal and almost identical to the number tallied last year.

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Trout Unlimited: Time For Extreme Measures to Rid Yellowstone Lake of Lake Trout

Lake Trout

The National Park Service is waging a losing battle against the invasive lake trout as it slowly takes over Yellowstone Lake to the detriment of other trout species, according to Trout Unlimited, who want to see more aggressive actions taken against the interloper.

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Study: Global Warming Could Negatively Impact Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

meadows

Climate change exacerbated by global warming could decrease the diversity of life in the Greater Yellowstone Region's montane meadows, leading to a decrease in the amount of flowers and impacting the food chain depending on them.

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Surprise, Surprise: Elk Far From Yellowstone Bison Significant Source of Brucellosis

Elk

Elk

Researchers tracing outbreaks of brucellosis in the greater Yellowstone Ecosystem have discovered "hot spots" of the disease far, far removed from Yellowstone bison -- and squarely in the midst of the elk population.

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Grizzlies Back on Endangered List

Yellowstone Grizzly

Yellowstone Grizzly Bear

Grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem should immediately be placed back on the Endangered Species List, as a federal judge rules the Bush Administration had no business removing the bears from protected status.

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