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Endangered Species

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Top Endangered Species Articles

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  • Saving The New England Cottontail Rabbit

    Saving The New England Cottontail Rabbit
    This is a wild bunny alert: Our New England cottontail rabbit is in trouble. It won't be much of a surprise to learn that we're to blame. Perhaps it will lessen the guilt to know state and federal environmentalists — and a few conservation-...
  • Daytrippers: Whale Watch

    Daytrippers: Whale Watch
    The Privateer IV is docked in Gloucester, Massachusetts, one of the oldest seaports in the country. It is a high speed vessel, owned by 7 Seas Whale Watch and, every summer, visitors flock to it's decks to travel out into the open waters in hopes of...
  • Thousands of birds abandon eggs, nests on Florida island

    The din created by thousands of nesting birds is usually the first thing you notice about Seahorse Key, a 150-acre mangrove-covered dune off Florida's Gulf Coast. But in May, the key fell eerily quiet all at once. Thousands of little blue herons,...
  • Rare Blanding's turtle could go on federal endangered list

    The federal government is considering adding the Blanding's turtle to the endangered species list, as the yellow-throated reptile that once thrived throughout the Upper Midwest can now only be found in large numbers in parts of Minnesota and Nebraska....
  • State ends harvesting of key food source for black bears

    State ends harvesting of key food source for black bears
    Black bears love saw-palmetto berries. The sweet-smelling fruit is a dietary staple for the omnivorous mammal. But now it's legal in Florida to harvest the once-threatened bears, and not the plentiful berries. "It's absolute nonsense," said Chuck O'...
  • Animal-rights groups, Maitland handler battle over fate of endangered tigers

    Animal-rights groups, Maitland handler battle over fate of endangered tigers
    A dispute between a Maitland-based exotic-animal handler and an animal-rights group over six endangered Bengal tigers has stretched from Mexico to Minnesota — and it's not over yet. Mitchel Kalmanson applied in February for a permit with the U.S....
  • Dragonfly drying up Lockport's future water needs

     Dragonfly drying up Lockport's future water needs
    State and federal officials are limiting where Lockport engineers can dig for public water wells because an endangered dragonfly species has a home in the city. "I don't see how a dragonfly on an island in the Des Plaines River stops us from digging for...
  • Federal report: Polar bears in peril due to global warming

    Polar bears are at risk of dying off if humans don't reverse the trend of global warming, a blunt U.S. government report filed Thursday said. "The single most important step for polar bear conservation is decisive action to address Arctic warming," the...
  • US wildlife agency won't list wild horse as endangered

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has rejected a proposal to list the North American wild horse as a threatened or endangered species. Friends of Animals and The Cloud Foundation filed a petition last summer seeking Endangered Species Act protection for...
  • Domestic cats stay away from coyotes, study finds

    Domestic cats stay away from coyotes, study finds
    Domestic cats may be cute and cuddly, but they’re also adept hunters. In the United States, cats kill billions of birds and small mammals a year, experts say. But where does all this carnage happen? Near people’s houses, a new study...
  • Study: Polar bears could feel global warming's sting by 2025

    About a third of the world's polar bears could be in imminent danger from greenhouse gas emissions in as soon as a decade, a U.S. government report shows. The U.S. Geological Survey, the Interior Department's research arm, said updated scientific...