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The endangered Florida Key deer’s cause wasn’t helped when developers found a loophole and put a housing development inside the Florida Key Deer NWR. The deer are hit and killed by motorists faster than they can reproduce.

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The endangered Florida Key deer’s cause wasn’t helped when developers found a loophole and put a housing development inside the Florida Key Deer NWR. The deer are hit and killed by motorists faster than they can reproduce.

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Greater sage grouse displaying near Pinedale, Wyoming. This area is being developed for natural gas drilling.

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A male sage grouse splays tail feathers to attract a mate.

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The town of Saint George a suburban sprawl in southwestern Utah.

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Suburbs surround the salt ponds of San Diego Bay, part of which may become a new National Wildlife Refuge in California.

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A copper-tailings impoundment next to a housing development in Arizona threatens leeching of chemicals into groundwater as seen in the sulfide-tinged pool of rainwater.

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Fragmentation of fragile habitat has added to the woes of the once-hardy desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizi). They are collected from soon-to-be-developed lands and sent to a center where they are adopted, euthanized (if ill), or used for research.

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South of Los Angeles the implacable sprawl of single-family homes like these has reached critical mass. Or so think local environmentalists, who are challenging new developments to safeguard dwindling parcels of coastal sage scrub, habitat of the California gnatcatcher. Increasingly, developers compromise by setting aside land for imperiled species.

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Condominiums along Sand Key along the Gulf of Mexico near Clearwater-St. Petersburg, Florida.

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A researcher surveys a ravine that was clogged by a road-widening/gravel mining project near Limon, Ecuador. The area was once prime amphibian habitat.

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A ravine is demolished by a road-widening/gravel mining project in Ecuador.

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Runoff from a road-widening project clogs up a frog breeding stream near Limon, Ecuador.

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Near Mindo, where agricultural use meets the cloud forest, Ecuador.

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A caribou (Rangifer tarandus) from the Central Arctic herd crosses an industrial road on Alaska’s North Slope, near Prudhoe Bay.

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Water and drilling mud spill from a rig near Buffalo, WY. At this site, the fluid is recirculated after it settles in the pond shown here.

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A worker samples water and drilling mud coming from a rig at a coal bed methane drill site near Buffalo, WY. The fluid goes to a pond and at this well, it is recirculated.

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Workers observe water spilling from a gas well in Wyoming.

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A worker samples water and drilling mud coming from a rig at a coal bed methane drill site near Buffalo, WY. The fluid goes to a pond and at this well, it is recirculated.

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A worker samples water and drilling mud coming from a rig at a coal bed methane drill site near Buffalo, WY. The fluid goes to a pond and at this well, it is recirculated.

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A horse and a dog on a ranch near a gas drilling area near Aztec, NM.

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A rancher and his cattle among polluting gas drilling equipment near Aztec, NM.

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Coal bed methane development threatens to end the peaceful solitude near Aztec, NM.

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Greater sage grouse displaying near Pinedale, Wyoming. This area is being developed for natural gas drilling.

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Looking out over Wyoming’s Red Desert area, which is being threatened by coal bed methane development.

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A windmill farm near Laverne, Oklahoma. These farms are badly fragmenting much needed habitat for grassland birds, especially the imperiled lesser prairie-chicken.

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A windmill farm near Laverne, Oklahoma. These farms are badly fragmenting much needed habitat for grassland birds, especially the imperiled lesser prairie-chicken.

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A windmill farm near Laverne, Oklahoma. These farms are badly fragmenting much needed habitat for grassland birds, especially the imperiled lesser prairie-chicken.

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A windmill farm near Laverne, Oklahoma. These farms are badly fragmenting much needed habitat for grassland birds, especially the imperiled lesser prairie-chicken.

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A windmill farm near Laverne, Oklahoma. These farms are badly fragmenting much needed habitat for grassland birds, especially the imperiled lesser prairie-chicken.

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