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THIS WEEK IN NEWS.BYTES:
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Wildlife Trivia Question of the Week
- Upcoming Events
- Headlines and Highlights: Assorted topics from your public lands in California
- National and Department of the Interior Items
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WILDLIFE TRIVIA QUESTION of the WEEK
What is a butterfly instar?
a) A small star-shaped area on an insect's head.
b) The location on a butterfly host plant where eggs are deposited.
c) The developmental stages of a butterfly.
d) A mark made on well used plants to recognize the most attractive and entertaining butterflies.
See answer - and more wildlife stories - near the end of this News.bytes.
HEADLINES and HIGHLIGHTS
Mercury Used to Mine Gold in California's Gold Rush Days Still Making Its Way Into Valleys Below
(USA Today, 10/28/13)
There really is gold in them thar hills, but there's something else in California's ridges, and in its valleys as well: mercury, a toxic legacy of the Gold Rush that will last for thousands of years.
RELATED: Abandoned Mine Lands
Informational Meeting on Legacy Mine Pollution in Nevada County on Nov. 4
Representatives from the BLM will be presenting the results of assessments in the Deer Creek Stocking Flat area, Hirschman's Pond and the Lonesome Lake area on the San Juan Ridge.
Feds Propose Listing Sage Grouse Sub-Population as Threatened, Angering Energy Developers
(Fox News, 10/25/13)
Federal wildlife officials on Friday proposed to list as threatened populations of greater sage grouse in Nevada and California in an effort to save the struggling species, a decision that promises to pose new challenges for ranching and energy development in the West.
RELATED: Sage Grouse Strut their Stuff
RELATED: Sage Grouse and Sagebrush Conservation
NATIONAL, OTHER STATE AND DEPARTMENT of the INTERIOR ITEMS
Video: This Week at Interior October 25, 2013
...keynote address at the American Wind Energy Association's Offshore Wind Power Conference and more.
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