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Endangered Species

A collection of news and information related to Endangered Species published by this site and its partners.

Top Endangered Species Articles

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  • Saving The New England Cottontail Rabbit

    Saving The New England Cottontail Rabbit
    This is a wild bunny alert: Our New England cottontail rabbit is in trouble. It won't be much of a surprise to learn that we're to blame. Perhaps it will lessen the guilt to know state and federal environmentalists — and a few conservation-...
  • Daytrippers: Whale Watch

    Daytrippers: Whale Watch
    The Privateer IV is docked in Gloucester, Massachusetts, one of the oldest seaports in the country. It is a high speed vessel, owned by 7 Seas Whale Watch and, every summer, visitors flock to it's decks to travel out into the open waters in hopes of...
  • Agency proposes lifting protections for most humpback whales

    The humpback whale became the unofficial symbol for the conservation movement in the last century. The iconic whale that can be found across the planet was on the verge of extinction. The international community banned whaling the species in 1966, and...
  • US to announce decision for Nevada, California sage grouse

    Interior Secretary Sally Jewell plans to announce Tuesday whether she will move forward with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's earlier proposal to order federal protection for a type of sage grouse found only in California and Nevada. Jewell plans a...
  • Most humpback whales could be removed from endangered species list

    Most humpback whales could be removed from endangered species list
    Most of the world's humpback whales could soon be removed from the endangered species list under a new plan from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the agency announced on Monday. Citing improved conservation efforts and population...
  • Biologists hope lice can attack invasive Brazilian pepper tree

    Biologists hope lice can attack invasive Brazilian pepper tree
    MELBOURNE— Biologists may soon have another biological weapon in their war against the infamous Brazilian pepper tree: an army of jumping plant lice. These tiny insects — called Calophya Latiforceps — have the gall to go up against...
  • Biologists hope lice can attack invasive Brazilian pepper

    Biologists may soon have another biological weapon in their war against the infamous Brazilian pepper tree: an army of jumping plant lice. These tiny insects — called Calophya Latiforceps — have the gall to go up against arguably the worst...
  • Gulf health 5 years after BP spill: Resilient yet scarred

    From above, five years after the BP well explosion, the Gulf of Mexico looks clean, green and whole again, teeming with life — a testament to the resilience of nature. But there's more than surface shimmering blue and emerald to the aftermath of...
  • 5 years after BP spill, Gulf resilient yet scarred

    5 years after BP spill, Gulf resilient yet scarred
    From above, five years after the BP well explosion, the Gulf of Mexico looks clean, green and whole again, teeming with life — a testament to the resilience of nature. But there's more than surface shimmering blue and emerald to the aftermath of...
  • Gray whales' Pacific crossing leads to questions of origin

    A study of the migration of rare western Pacific gray whales has led U.S. and Russian scientists to question whether they're a separate population or simply California gray whales that have expanded their feeding grounds. Researchers for decades have...
  • Plight of imperiled Montana insect draws lawsuit

    Wildlife advocates asked a judge Wednesday to force federal officials to decide if a rare aquatic insect that's found only in Montana's Glacier National Park should be protected under the Endangered Species Act. Western glacier stoneflies were first...