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Endangered Species

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Top Endangered Species Articles

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  • Alaska's yellow cedar considered for endangered protection

    An iconic Alaska tree may warrant protection as a threatened or endangered species due to climate warming, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Thursday. The agency will begin a status review of yellow cedar, a tree revered and used by Native...
  • Minnesota professor arrested for allegedly smuggling ivory, rhinoceros horn

    MINNEAPOLIS A philosophy professor at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota was arrested Tuesday morning by federal agents for allegedly smuggling elephant ivory and rhinoceros horn out of the United States and into China from 2006 through at least...
  • Endangered bighorn sheep moved to Yosemite, Sequoia parks

    Endangered bighorn sheep moved to Yosemite, Sequoia parks
    For the first time in a century, endangered Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep are back on their ancestral range and headed toward recovery, wildlife officials said Monday. During an ongoing relocation effort, dozens of bighorns have been captured with nets...
  • Carly Fiorina right about environmentalists and California drought woes, farm groups say

    The water wars have begun. Former Hewlett-Packard CEO and potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina is blaming "overzealous liberal environmentalists" for the water shortages caused by California's ongoing drought. In a radio...
  • Fairy shrimp fallout: Fairview Park environmental costs top $100,000

    Fairy shrimp fallout: Fairview Park environmental costs top $100,000
    The cost of mitigating environmental damage in Costa Mesa's Fairview Park and dealing with the legal fallout reached more than $100,000 following City Council approval of additional spending on the matter Tuesday night. It was also revealed at the...
  • Less water for Oregon-California border farms amid drought

    Farmers on a federal irrigation project straddling the Oregon-California border are slated to get 65 percent the water they expect in a wet year this growing season, due to the lack of mountain snowpack that feeds reservoirs. The allocation announced...
  • Feds to consider endangered species listing for spotted owl

    Federal biologists will consider increasing Endangered Species Act protections for the northern spotted owl, reflecting the bird's continued slide toward extinction despite steep logging cutbacks in the Northwest forests where it lives. The U.S. Fish and...
  • Wayward manatees find new home, surprising Lake boaters, residents

    Wayward manatees find new home, surprising Lake boaters, residents
    Cpl. Matt Farner, who oversees the Lake County sheriff's marine-patrol unit, has spent his entire life on the Harris Chain of Lakes, either as a boater, a fisherman or a deputy. But Saturday, the Leesburg native came across something he had never seen...
  • Dan Morain: Swimming upstream to save a victim of California's water crisis

    Concluding that the situation had become more dire, the Interior Department declared the smelt endangered, meaning it faced extinction, in an order that took effect five years ago this coming Tuesday, April 7, 2010. The Endangered Species Act signed by...
  • Environmentalists sue over Grand Teton grizzly take limit

    Two environmental groups have filed a lawsuit saying Grand Teton National Park and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service would allow too many grizzly bears to be killed in confrontations with elk hunters before officials would have to reassess their rules...
  • Major Pennsylvania bat species 'threatened' due to disease

    Major Pennsylvania bat species 'threatened' due to disease
    The northern long-eared bat, until recently one of the most common bat species in Pennsylvania, has been listed as "threatened" by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, primarily due to white-nose syndrome, a fungal disease that has decimated the species...