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Salt marsh mouse: An endangered species becomes a stimulus scapegoat

The salt marsh harvest mouse (Reithrodontomys raviventris) has been on the Endangered Species List since 1970. So why, after all of this time, has it gotten so much media attention in the last few weeks? It turns out that the mouse has become a convenient scapegoat for attacks against President Obama’s stimulus package, thanks to [...]

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