| Jun 29, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Developers citing new scientific evidence are pressing to end federal protections for the California gnatcatcher, whose status as a threatened species has barred development in many areas of prime Southern California coastal real estate for two decades....
| Jun 20, 2014
| 4:02 AM
For as long as anyone can remember, wild orchids have rewarded sharp-eyed hikers in Maryland's Catoctin Mountains with pink, yellow and white blooms peeping from the forest floor.
But these "secret beauties," as one researcher dubbed them, are vanishing...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 2:56 PM
JUNEAU Alaska (Reuters) - Alaska's humpback whales swam a little closer on Wednesday to losing their status as an endangered species after being federally protected for more than 40 years, a U.S. agency said.
Alaska in a Feb. 26 petition asked federal...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 10:04 AM
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...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 12:10 PM
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...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 5:05 AM
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...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 12:08 PM
Wolf pups haven’t been seen in southwest Oregon’s Cascade Mountains in 70 years … until now.
According to Outdoorhub, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife says wolf pups have been sighted in the range for the first time since...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 9:17 PM
California has largely escaped two decades of controversy surrounding the resurgence of wolves in the West, but the state stepped firmly into the fray Wednesday as wildlife officials voted to extend endangered species protections to gray wolves....
| Jun 19, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Three environmental groups have filed a lawsuit in an attempt to force the federal government to more aggressively protect the lesser prairie chicken.
The bird has been on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s threatened species list -- a level...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 12:55 PM
One hundred years ago in September, Martha the passenger pigeon died in a Cincinnati zoo.
She was the last of a North American species whose population once had numbered in the billions. Naturalist John James Audubon once described a mile-wide migratory...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 3:03 PM
It happened quickly, much like his recovery.
The blue animal carrier door opened and Pink, the mutilated brown pelican whose pouch was slashed open, came dashing out, wings up and taking flight for the first time since beginning recovery from the...