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Endangered Species

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Top Endangered Species Articles

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  • Prairie chickens coming home to roost downstate

    Prairie chickens coming home to roost downstate
    This may be remembered as the Year of the Prairie Chicken. A project to replenish Illinois' prairie chicken population is going well so far, conservationists say, despite being pulled into the political fray earlier this summer. The three-year effort to...
  • Planet of the apes: Gibbons are last ape to have genome revealed

    Planet of the apes: Gibbons are last ape to have genome revealed
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Gibbons - the small, long-armed tree swingers that inhabit the dense tropical forests of Southeast Asia - have become the last of the planet's apes to have their genetic secrets revealed. "We now have whole genome sequences for all...
  • Special Report: As seas rise, a slow-motion disaster gnaws at U.S. shores

    SAXIS, Virginia (Reuters) - Chincoteague is the gateway to a national wildlife refuge blessed with a stunning mile-long beach – a major tourist draw and source of big business for the community. But the beach has been disappearing at an average...
  • Environmental, food groups want endangered species protection for monarch butterfly

    WASHINGTON A coalition of environmental and food-safety groups is asking the Fish and Wildlife Service to grant endangered species protection to the monarch butterfly, whose U.S. population, the groups say, last year fell to 90 percent below its 20-year...
  • Health of coral reefs critical for Floridians

    Always the underdog in man versus nature, the silent stalwarts of the sea finally scored a resounding victory, one that may keep them from the ocean's graveyard in our own backyard. Last week, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration listed...
  • Century's worth of difference in saving wildlife

    How can we visualize the number 5 billion, especially when it comes to thinking about a wildlife species? Worldwide, it's hard to find a species, outside the insect world, with a population equivalent to 5 billion. But during the Civil War, there were...
  • Polar bear DNA found from tracks in snow, in conservation step

    OSLO (Reuters) - Polar bear DNA has been isolated for the first time from footprints left in the snow on an Arctic island, a breakthrough that could help scientists better protect rare and endangered wild animals, experts said on Tuesday. Scientists...
  • Coral protection could have wide-ranging impact

    Coral protection could have wide-ranging impact
    A federal decision to protect an unprecedented variety of corals found in South Florida could affect beach restoration work, coastal development, channel dredging and fishing. The National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration announced last week it...
  • Drought-stricken California communities seek help from Congress

    WASHINGTON Seventeen California cities and counties urged Congress on Tuesday to complete drought legislation that's hung up in secret negotiations. The municipal resolutions passed in recent weeks by small towns like Dos Palos and counties like Kern and...
  • Montana governor issues sage grouse conservation plan

    (Reuters) - Montana's governor on Tuesday signed an executive order creating a habitat conservation plan for sage grouse in a bid to keep management of the imperiled bird in state hands rather than see it come under strict federal Endangered Species Act...
  • U.S. lists 20 corals as threatened; activists want more

    The U.S. government pared back the number of reef-building coral species it was considering to label as threatened from 66 to 20 this week, prompting criticism from conservationists. Environmentalists urged the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...