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Endangered Species

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Top Endangered Species Articles

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  • San Gabriel man sentenced to prison for smuggling 46 turtles

    San Gabriel man sentenced to prison for smuggling 46 turtles
    A San Gabriel man tried to avoid detection when he smuggled nearly four dozen endangered turtles, but he wasn't fast enough. Kwong Wa Cheung, 36, was sentenced Tuesday to serve two months in federal prison for trying to smuggle 46 turtles and...
  • Tricolored blackbird gains endangered species protection in California

    Tricolored blackbird gains endangered species protection in California
    The California Fish and Game Commission on Wednesday granted endangered species protections to the tricolored blackbird, approving the designation on a temporary, emergency basis. The reason: Statewide surveys show the tricolored blackbird population...
  • Scientists say climate change means sicker world for sea life

    SEATTLE The shellfish pathogen that hit California's Channel Islands in the 1980s began to quickly kill one of the tideland's most important animals black abalone. But what unnerved scientists was what they learned next: Whenever ocean waters grew...
  • Hidden video camera provides a close-up look at condor living

    Hidden video camera provides a close-up look at condor living
    A new reality TV show unfolded this year in a cave in a sandstone cliff about 75 miles northwest of Los Angeles. While home alone and waiting for his parents to return with carrion for dinner, an energetic young male California condor played games on...
  • Proposed concert venue prompts concerns about wildlife, neighbors

     Proposed concert venue prompts concerns about wildlife, neighbors
    News of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's interest in building an outdoor concert venue in Naperville has mobilized residents of a nearby neighborhood who say adjacent land is a haven for wildlife that should be protected. Holding concerts on the land...
  • Dan River coal ash spill damage could top $300 million

    RALEIGH, N.C. An academic study completed last week projects the monetary damage caused by the coal ash spill in the Dan River in February could exceed $300 million. The estimate comes as Duke Energy, and potentially its customers, face absorbing...
  • Manatee season about to begin as protections questioned

    Manatee season about to begin as protections questioned
    As the weather cools, manatees will start streaming into South Florida for a few months of basking in warm water, munching seagrass and trying to avoid getting hit by boats. Manatee season officially begins Nov. 15, when seasonal boat speed limits take...
  • As species decline, so does research funding

    As species decline, so does research funding
    As I rubbed the frostbite out of my hands on returning from a seal survey on Antarctic ice recently, I was informed that I had the dubious distinction of making the Top 5 in the 2014 list of wasteful scientists compiled by Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.)....
  • Grand Canyon gets surprise visitor — a gray wolf

    Nobody is sure who saw it first. A handful of National Park Service employees think they were among the first, in early October. A turkey hunter snapped a fuzzy photo of it as the animal moved through a large open meadow surrounded by dense conifer...
  • Long list of species still awaiting federal rulings

    WASHINGTON Never in the annals of tough public policy decisions has so much rested on the fate of a chickenlike bird known for its feisty mating ritual. But advocates on both sides of the endangered species debate are anxiously awaiting the Fish and...
  • Ann McFeatters: The Keystone pipeline, politics and the lonely snail darter

    WASHINGTON � Surprisingly, the snail darter is not extinct. As you busily prepare for the holidays (you are getting ready, aren't you?), you might wonder why this is an issue, let alone what it has to do with polar bears, mammoth butterflies and,...