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PVC pipes staking West mine claims killing birds

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ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Wildlife officials and conservationists in Nevada say they're making progress knocking down the white plastic pipes that miners traditionally have used to stake their claims, because such markers can become death traps for hundreds of thousands of small birds that get stuck inside. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management estimates there are more than 3.4 million of the white...

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