| Jul 2, 2014
| 12:54 PM
The manatee could be downgraded from an endangered species to merely threatened as federal wildlife officials, under pressure from boating activists and libertarians, reconsider the status of Florida's popular "sea cow."
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 6:12 PM
A new census study shows there are more than 2,400 white sharks off California and suggests that existing protective measures should be maintained because they are increasing the size and health of the population.
The study by a 10-member team led by...
| 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 2, 2014
| 5:00 AM
To the editor: The idea to delist the California gnatcatcher, pushed by developers, is based on second-rate science. ("Developers seek end to federal protections for California gnatcatcher," June 29)
I was a reviewer for the developer-funded paper...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 3:57 PM
Dozens of the nation’s leading conservation scientists on Thursday expressed strong concern over a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service official’s order to override a recommendation by federal biologists that wolverines deserve threatened species...
| Aug 4, 2014
A whole host of fish and shellfish species spawn, hatch, develop into juveniles or grow into adulthood along the variegated coasts of the Chesapeake Bay.
The health of coastal habitats, then, is key to the health of these species — many of them...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 4:20 PM
First, an alligator wallowed out room for a nest. Then a daring turtle moved in. And a deer even stopped by to nose around the growing Everglades oasis.
This multi-species time share is a tree island cultivated by scientists as part of a 10-year...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 6:45 PM
Black bears are a cherished part of the community here, a woodsy gateway town that funnels tourists to Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks, where the first question visitors ask of rangers is "Where can I see a bear?"
Local shop owner Cindy Skeen...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 12:50 PM
Pleistocene, shmeistocene. To lovers of North America’s wild horses, the mustangs’ link to their Ice Age relatives is far more important than their descent from introduced, domesticated horses.
The fans of today’s wild horses are...