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Endangered Species

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Top Endangered Species Articles

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  • It's a happy Mother's Day for endangered right whales

    For marine biologists at the New England Aquarium, it's a super-sized Mother's Day. Scientists at the Boston-based center say 17 new North Atlantic right whale calves have recently been born, adding to one of the most endangered whale populations on...
  • Chicago's namesake plant, the ramp, threatened by foragers

    Chicago's namesake plant, the ramp, threatened by foragers
    Every spring, the leaves of pungent, onionlike plants emerge from their subterranean hibernation in forested areas across the Chicago region. Commonly known as ramps, the small white bulbs with reddish-purple stems and billowy green leaves are a...
  • Feds eye giving endangered status to Gulf whale species

    With as few as about a dozen of the mammals left, federal regulators say a unique species of baleen whales in the Gulf of Mexico about 70 miles off the Florida Panhandle may be threatened with extinction and could get special protection from federal...
  • Missouri site helping effort to repopulate US wolves

    A secluded Missouri conservation center heralded for helping repopulate the wild with endangered wolves is tending to its latest puppy season — a ritual that this time has a bittersweet vibe in the absence of the site's furry matriarch. With 41...
  • Official: Wyoming plan by itself won't keep grouse off list

    Wyoming has made key sacrifices as it develops a conservation strategy for the greater sage grouse, but it won't be enough to keep the birds off the federal endangered species list, the head of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service told a U.S. Senate...
  • SeaWorld fraud lawsuits could be tough for consumers to win

    SeaWorld fraud lawsuits could be tough for consumers to win
    SeaWorld is fighting three lawsuits from customers who say the company misled them about treatment of its whales, but several legal experts say the cases may be difficult for the plaintiffs to win. "It's just highly unlikely it's ever going to result...
  • US Court hearing continues in Elko County forest road fight

    Elko County's lawyers head back to federal court Monday with century-old newspaper clippings and mining claim maps from the 1890s that they say prove they're in charge of a road on a national forest near the Idaho border. The county, U.S. government...
  • Pesticide OK'd for Washington oyster beds amid concerns

    For decades, oyster growers in southwest Washington have battled to control native shrimp that burrow in the mudflats and make it hard for oysters to grow. Now, after getting state approval, a group of shellfish farmers plan to spray a widely-used...
  • Wyoming US Rep., others press for national wolf delisting

    Wyoming U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis and others in Congress are pushing the U.S. Department of Interior to end federal protections for wolves nationwide. Lummis, Wyoming's lone U.S. representative, and more than 30 other members of Congress this week wrote...
  • Giant tunnels planned for delta 'must move forward,' Brown says

    Giant tunnels planned for delta 'must move forward,' Brown says
    As the hub of California’s sprawling water system, the Sacramento-San Joaquin delta has been the focus of the state’s water fights for decades. Competing interests — environmental, urban and agricultural — have defeated repeated...
  • A little conservation goes a long way in Australia's Great Barrier Reef

    A little conservation goes a long way in Australia's Great Barrier Reef
    Experts have reported some good news about their long-running efforts to protect fish in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef: A ban on fishing in one large portion of the reef has helped fish throughout the habitat. The protections also appear to...