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Endangered Species

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Top Endangered Species Articles

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  • Jonah Goldberg: Global fossil fuel fears suck up all the oxygen

    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...
  • 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...
  • More Maryland animals, plants in danger of extinction

    More Maryland animals, plants in danger of extinction
    Even as conservationists and government officials celebrated Friday the rebound of the endangered Delmarva fox squirrel, they acknowledged that more animals and plants are slipping toward extinction in Maryland and nationwide. Interior Secretary Sally...
  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • Obama to publicly name San Gabriel Mountains a national monument today

    Obama to publicly name San Gabriel Mountains a national monument today
    Beyond the typical traffic headaches and streets closures, President Obama will leave Los Angeles on Friday with a national monument in its backyard. Obama will be at Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas to announce his plans to carve out roughly...
  • Critics protest Obama's San Gabriel Mountains National Monument

    Critics protest Obama's San Gabriel Mountains National Monument
    Holding up signs that said “Monumental mistake” and twirling gold-and-silver hula hoops, a handful of protesters gathered in San Dimas on Friday to express their opposition to President Obama’s designation of the San Gabriel Mountains as...
  • A man-made attempt to save the rarest fish on Earth

    A man-made attempt to save the rarest fish on Earth
    Olin Feuerbacher took a deep breath and plunged into the warm aquamarine water of a 100,000-gallon concrete and fiberglass tank in the middle of the Mojave Desert. Twenty feet beneath the surface, Feuerbacher inched his way across the bottom,...
  • 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...
  • In wake of drought and fires, turtle habitat becomes death trap

    In wake of drought and fires, turtle habitat becomes death trap
    Biologists strode along the cracked, dry mud surrounding this evaporating north Los Angeles County lake last week, pausing periodically to pick up an emaciated turtle and wash alkaline dust off its head and carapace. "A lot of these animals are severely...
  • The fishy origins of the fish oil craze

    In the 1970s, a pair of Danish researchers ventured north of the Arctic Circle and into medical lore. Studying a scattered Inuit population, they concluded that eating plenty of fish and other marine animals protected this group from heart disease. The...