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Endangered Species

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Top Endangered Species Articles

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  • Federal government ready to declare eastern cougar extinct

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Tuesday proposed removing the eastern cougar from the endangered species list, declaring that the cougars have likely been extinct for at least 70 years. Recent sightings of cougars in the Northeast are believed to...
  • Scientists fly drones to map sagebrush for wildfire strategy

    Scientists have deployed drones over western Idaho to map a little-known landscape as part of an effort to reduce wildfire risks and protect sage grouse and other wildlife across the West. They say they have to learn more about what grows in the region...
  • House Democrats float new California water bill

    WASHINGTON California water bills continue to fill the Capitol Hill hopper, and now one comes with a new twist. It's crowd-sourcing drought solutions, in a long-shot bid to break a congressional stalemate. On Wednesday, House Democrats from Northern...
  • Just a handful of wild bee species do most of the pollination work

    Wild bees pollinate many crops, but some bees are busier than others. On average, only 2% of wild bee species were responsible for 80% of the pollination visits witnessed by researchers around the world, according to a study published Tuesday in the...
  • Push To Clean Up Power Plant Interrupts Merger Hopes For United Illuminating

    Push To Clean Up Power Plant Interrupts Merger Hopes For United Illuminating
    NEW HAVEN — Lawyers for United Illuminating did their best to keep secret exactly how much it would cost to clean up English Station, the old, deactivated power plant sitting in the middle of the Mill River. When the utility sold the plant in...
  • Central Florida bear population rises, new data show

    Central Florida bear population rises, new data show
    With a Florida bear hunt looming, state wildlife authorities released results of a long-awaited population study Wednesday that shows what many Central Florida residents have suspected: There are a lot more bears around these days. The estimated tally,...
  • Spotted owl numbers not only down but also at faster rate

    Scientists report that after two decades of attempts to save the species, northern spotted owl numbers in the Northwest are still on the decline — and at a faster rate. The threatened bird nests in old trees and is at the heart of a decades-long...
  • Endangered butterfly species not yet taking hold in Elgin fen

     Endangered butterfly species not yet taking hold in Elgin fen
    About 20 species of butterflies can often be found often in area yards, but the endangered species scientists tried to introduce in Elgin still is not showing up. The endangered swamp metalmark butterfly is vanishing nationwide because of its...
  • Feds release plan for recovering Northwest fish species

    Federal authorities have released their final recovery plan for a fish species that teetered on the brink of extinction in the early 1990s in one of the Pacific Northwest's major rivers. The plan released Monday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...
  • In northern Haiti, conservation efforts focus on coastlines

    Only little fish are pulled from the coastal waters off Haiti. In this overfished area of northern Haiti, fishermen who want a catch big enough for a meal say they must travel three hours in a boat to the Dominican Republic, where they scour the reefs of...
  • Birds endangered by wind turbines

    When the Department of Energy released a report last month championing the construction of larger, more-powerful wind turbines, the wind industry unsurprisingly greeted the news with enthusiasm. With an extension of the "hub height" of turbines to 360...