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Endangered Species

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Top Endangered Species Articles

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  • Frequent coastal flooding spells disaster for some towns

    Frequent coastal flooding spells disaster for some towns
    WALLOPS ISLAND. Va. — Missions flown from the NASA base here have documented some of the most dramatic evidence of a warming planet over the past 20 years: the melting of polar ice, a force contributing to a global rise in ocean levels. The...
  • Baby monk seals are at heart of new hospital in Hawaii

    Baby monk seals are at heart of new hospital in Hawaii
    A new hospital has opened in Hawaii with the sole purpose of saving one of the world’s most endangered animals from extinction. Before its official opening Tuesday, the Marine Mammal Center's Ke Kai Ola (“The Healing Sea”) had...
  • 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...
  • Marking 100 years since Martha, the last of the passenger pigeons, died

    Friday evening, people gathered to remember Martha. She was a star in her day. Scarlet eyes and peach-colored breast. Head held high. Toward the end of her life, people lined up to see her a glimpse for the ages. But a hundred years ago Monday,...
  • Manatees, VPK, and Constitution: Letters

    Keep protecting manatees Despite growing, severe threats to manatees' long-term survival, they could be federally downlisted from their current endangered status because of pressure from special-interest groups. In recent years, cold stress and...
  • 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...