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Endangered Species

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Top Endangered Species Articles

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  • As species decline, so does research funding

    As species decline, so does research funding
    As I rubbed the frostbite out of my hands on returning from a seal survey on Antarctic ice recently, I was informed that I had the dubious distinction of making the Top 5 in the 2014 list of wasteful scientists compiled by Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.)....
  • Manatee season about to begin as protections questioned

    Manatee season about to begin as protections questioned
    As the weather cools, manatees will start streaming into South Florida for a few months of basking in warm water, munching seagrass and trying to avoid getting hit by boats. Manatee season officially begins Nov. 15, when seasonal boat speed limits take...
  • Rover disguised as penguin chick does research better than scientists

    Rover disguised as penguin chick does research better than scientists
    For decades, humans have built rovers to visit places we can't easily reach, including the moon and Mars. Now scientists have built a rover to explore another challenging target: colonies of adorable penguins. A team led by scientists from the...
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service sued over Mexican gray wolf recovery plan

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service sued over Mexican gray wolf recovery plan
    Conservation organizations on Wednesday sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to force it to complete a long overdue, legally required recovery plan for the Mexican gray wolf, the lobo of Southwestern lore. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in...
  • 'Hah!' Giant river otters are real chatterboxes, scientists find

    'Hah!' Giant river otters are real chatterboxes, scientists find
    Giant otters sure have a lot to say. Scientists who studied the river-living animals in captivity and in the wild found that the adults have 22 different calls they use for different situations – and the babies have 11 calls of their own, too. The...
  • Grand Canyon gets surprise visitor — a gray wolf

    Nobody is sure who saw it first. A handful of National Park Service employees think they were among the first, in early October. A turkey hunter snapped a fuzzy photo of it as the animal moved through a large open meadow surrounded by dense conifer...
  • South African brothers charged in illegal rhinoceros hunting scheme

    South African brothers charged in illegal rhinoceros hunting scheme
    For five years starting in 2005, prosecutors say, two South African brothers sold American hunters on trips to hunt wild rhinoceroses. The brothers told prospective clients at hunting expos and gun shows across the United States that the animals were...
  • The good news about offshore oil rigs

    Never let it be said that Mother Nature doesn't appreciate irony. A new study led by researchers at Occidental College and UC Santa Barbara has found that the oil platforms dotting the California coast are fantastic for sea life. In a 15-year study,...
  • Enigmatic frog could alter Jaindl warehouse plan

    As threatened and endangered species in Pennsylvania go, perhaps none may be more enigmatic and intriguing than an oddball amphibian known for its elusive behavior and unpredictable mating frenzies. With its bulging eyes and stout body, the thumb-...
  • The good news about offshore oil rigs

    Never let it be said that Mother Nature doesn't appreciate irony. A new study led by researchers at Occidental College and the University of California at Santa Barbara has found that the oil platforms dotting the California coast are fantastic for sea...
  • After a century, bison return to Illinois

    After a century, bison return to Illinois
    The hulking animals that stepped from trailers to corrals here late at night drew a hushed, attentive audience of about 25 people. The reason for the reverence: wild bison have been reintroduced on the prairies east of the Mississippi River for the...