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Endangered Species

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Top Endangered Species Articles

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  • State agency will look into Ranch hotel changes

    State agency will look into Ranch hotel changes
    The California Coastal Commission has agreed to hold a public hearing on whether a hotel renovation project in Aliso Canyon, approved by the Laguna Beach Planning Commission in May, violates coastal laws, especially regarding environmental protection....
  • Loggerheads win new protection in Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico

    WASHINGTON Across 685 miles of beaches from North Carolina to Mississippi, loggerhead sea turtles now swim in federally protected waters. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Wednesday designated those coastlines, as well as 300,000...
  • Invasive species lead to perch collapse in Lake Michigan

    MILWAUKEE The collapse of the Lake Michigan yellow perch fishery is one of the unwelcome, cascading consequences of invasive species in the Great Lakes. As zebra and quagga mussels have filtered food out of the ecosystem, the "fish of the people" has...
  • All need to act to stop loss of wood storks in the Everglades

    Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced last month the federal decision to reclassify the American wood stork from endangered to threatened status. This, she said, "demonstrates how the Endangered Species Act can be an effective tool to protect...
  • Endangered bats found only in South Florida find haven at golf course

    MIAMI Giselle Hosein peers into the dark sky above a manicured fairway on the Coral Gables Granada Golf Course, trying hard to see what she can so far only hear: an elusive Florida bonneted bat, among the rarest in the world. "It took me three or four...
  • Miami a hub in global rhino horn black market

    MIAMI The conviction of a Miami shop owner this month was the latest crackdown by a federal task force targeting illegal trafficking in a substance that costs more per ounce than cocaine, or even gold. Black rhino horn. The horns, prized in some Asian...
  • Florida gets $2 million to conserve lands

    Florida received $2 million of federal land conservation money on Tuesday to help protect wilderness areas, create parks and shelter public spaces from urban development while preserving the natural environment. The announcement came in advance of a...
  • Emperor penguin population to slide due Antarctic climate change

    Emperor penguin population to slide due Antarctic climate change
    OSLO, (Reuters) - Global warming will cut Antarctica's 600,000-strong emperor penguin population by at least a fifth by 2100 as the sea ice on which the birds breed becomes less secure, a study said on Sunday. The report urged governments to list the...
  • Conservation groups sue in Idaho over protection of imperiled lynx

    Conservation groups sue in Idaho over protection of imperiled lynx
    SALMON Idaho (Reuters) - Conservation groups sued Idaho wildlife officials and the governor on Monday, contending the state violated the U.S. Endangered Species Act by not restricting the kinds of traps and snares set by hunters in habitat favored by...
  • Despite decade of protection, resident orcas still in trouble

    Despite decade of protection, resident orcas still in trouble
    It would be so much easier if the whales had faced just one problem. In the decade since Puget Sound's southern-resident killer whales were protected under the Endangered Species Act, scientists have figured out where orcas go in winter. They've...
  • Manatees may lose endangered status

    The manatee's 47-year-run as an endangered species may soon come to an end, as the federal government assesses whether the tubby marine mammal can look forward to a brighter future. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced a preliminary conclusion...