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Endangered Species

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Top Endangered Species Articles

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  • Northern spotted owls are being ousted by barred owl invaders

    As shy creatures of quiet places, federally threatened northern spotted owls have little tolerance for the larger, more aggressive barred owls moving into their ancient forests in the northwestern United States. Trouble is, ousted spotted owls are...
  • San Diego Council votes to close La Jolla beach in seal pupping season

    San Diego Council votes to close La Jolla beach in seal pupping season
    SAN DIEGO -- Delving gingerly into one of the most contentious issues in local politics, the City Council voted 6 to 3 on Monday to close the beach at the Children's Pool in La Jolla during the annual five-month pupping season of harbor seals. For two...
  • Oregon's Sunriver Resort an outdoor oasis for all

    Oregon's Sunriver Resort an outdoor oasis for all
    Say you are a large group of vacation-seekers. Your ages span from toddler to senior. Your interests range from walking to golfing to biking to reading to sitting on a patio fringed with pine trees and enjoying a nice glass of pinot noir. Party of 20,...
  • Unions would protect adjunct instructors [Commentary]

    Unions would protect adjunct instructors [Commentary]
    When I was first hired in 2003 to teach English courses at the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC), I was startled to learn that community college employees in Maryland didn't have the statewide right to collective bargaining. Having recently...
  • Two Death Valley plants saved by the Endangered Species Act

    Two Death Valley plants saved by the Endangered Species Act
    Eureka Dunes, a towering expanse of shifting slopes wedged between weathered mountains in the Mojave Desert, had a reputation as a campground, an off-road vehicle course and a home to a few plant species found no place else on Earth. In the late 1970s,...
  • Central Florida Zoo campers have fun -- and learn -- naturally

    Central Florida Zoo campers have fun -- and learn -- naturally
    Thanks to the Internet, television documentaries and increased school-curriculum emphasis on the natural world and humanity's place in it, kids these days know a lot about animals — and they can learn a lot more in summer camp programs at Central...
  • Massive desert solar plant opens, already a threatened species

    Massive desert solar plant opens, already a threatened species
    IVANPAH VALLEY, Calif.— The day begins early at the Ivanpah solar power plant. Long before the sun rises, computers aim five square miles of mirrors to reflect the first rays of dawn onto one of three 40-story towers rising above the desert floor....
  • Ever wanted to hug an elephant? Today's the day...

    Ever wanted to hug an elephant? Today's the day...
    If you’ve ever wanted to hug an elephant, today’s the day — March 3 is the very first World Wildlife Day designated by the UN ito try to thwart the illegal global trafficking in wildlife. Especially at risk? Elephants, for their ivory....
  • Top research universities join to boost minority science faculty

    Top research universities join to boost minority science faculty
    As an African American man pursuing a PhD in the sciences, Geoff Lovely has sometimes had to overcome a feeling that he didn't belong in the halls of top research universities where he saw few peers of color.  The Caltech student is intent on becoming a...
  • Des Plaines River Anthology collects Forest Park history

    Des Plaines River Anthology collects Forest Park history
    In coming up with a fundraising project to benefit the Forest Park Historical Society last year, Augie Aleksy did not have to look far for inspiration: just about 6 feet under. Forest Park is home to four major cemeteries, and was once described by...
  • Rarity and quality peg value for carved elephant tusks

    Q: What can you tell me about a treasure I've had for a while? It's a carved elephant tusk about 26 in. long. It was made for Kate Smith. A: For readers unfamiliar with the name, singer Kate Smith (1907-1986) was once called "America's Songbird." A...