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Endangered Species

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Top Endangered Species Articles

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  • Obama proposes expanding oil-drilling ban in Alaska wildlife refuge

    Obama proposes expanding oil-drilling ban in Alaska wildlife refuge
    President Obama proposed designating 1.4 million acres of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as protected wilderness, drawing cheers from environmentalists but setting off a bitter new battle Sunday with the Republican-controlled Congress over oil and...
  • Boynton auction house president guilty of wildlife smuggling

    Boynton auction house president guilty of wildlife smuggling
    The president of a luxury Boynton Beach auction house pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiring to smuggle rhinoceros horns, coral and elephant ivory to China. Christopher Hayes, president of Elite Estate Buyers, admitted to participating in a complex...
  • Supreme Court keeps in place protections for California's delta smelt

    Supreme Court keeps in place protections for California's delta smelt
    The Supreme Court on Monday kept in place environmental orders in California that protect the endangered delta smelt and limit the pumping of river water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. The justices turned down appeals from several water...
  • Quinn vetoes bill that would've opened bobcats to hunting

    Quinn vetoes bill that would've opened bobcats to hunting
    One day before he is set to leave office, Gov. Pat Quinn vetoed legislation Sunday that would have allowed bobcat hunting in Illinois for the first time in 40 years. The measure would have amended the wildlife code to allow hunters to kill one bobcat in...
  • Jaindl jumps on fixes to protect toad habitat at warehouse site

    Jaindl jumps on fixes to protect toad habitat at warehouse site
    The tiny toad species said to possibly be lurking near Jaindl Land Company's planned 600-plus acre development in Lower Macungie will be protected and monitored under an agreement reached between Jaindl and the state Fish and Boat Commission. David...
  • Threatened: Birds of perpetual summer that refuel in Florida

    Threatened: Birds of perpetual summer that refuel in Florida
    A tiny-but-mighty bird that depends on a critical refueling stop in Florida during a spring migration from Antarctic to Arctic regions was designated a threatened species Tuesday by federal authorities. The announcement by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife...
  • Delta smelt legal battle heads to Supreme Court

    Delta smelt legal battle heads to Supreme Court
    The delta smelt may be a small fish with a short life, but it has spawned a decades-long legal battle over water in California. At issue has been a series of orders under the Endangered Species Act that at times reduce water deliveries from the...
  • Environmental Group Files Notice It Will Sue to Stop Plum Island Sale

    A Connecticut-based environmental group has decided to go to court in an attempt to block the federal sale of Plum Island, claiming the property in Long Island Sound is critical to the welfare of endangered and threatened species. Save the Sound, a...
  • How important is canyon creek? It matters to artists' work/live project

    How important is canyon creek? It matters to artists' work/live project
    Laguna Canyon Creek's degree of environmental value is likely to be a prime talking point when the California Coastal Commission discusses a 30-unit artist work/live project proposed for Laguna Canyon. The public hearing is set for Jan. 8 in Santa...
  • There's an easy way to help imperiled monarch butterflies

    There's an easy way to help imperiled monarch butterflies
    There aren't many hands-on things Floridians can do to help wildlife such as panthers, manatees or rare woodpeckers rebound in numbers. But a monarch butterfly is an increasingly imperiled creature that nearly everybody can do a favor by planting a...
  • Forests of rare coral discovered off South Florida

    Forests of rare coral discovered off South Florida
    A surprise discovery along the South Florida coast has revealed dense thickets of a species of coral thought to be disappearing from the region's reefs. More than 38 acres of staghorn coral has been found in patches on the reefs from northern Miami-Dade...