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Endangered Species

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  • Big hand for a tiny turtle

    Big hand for a tiny turtle
    America's tiniest turtle is getting a helping hand from Uncle Sam. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced this week it is giving the Maryland Department of Natural Resources $153,321 to protect the bog turtle, which at just three to four inches...
  • Too much carbon, too little time [Editorial]

    Too much carbon, too little time  [Editorial]
    If increasingly extreme weather events around the world weren't alarming enough, the latest monitoring by the World Meteorological Organization shows last year was the worst ever for rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Their report released...
  • Wildlife activists say new U.S. lynx protections fall short

    DENVER (Reuters) - The federal government will extend protections to all imperiled Canada lynx in the lower 48 U.S. states, but wildlife advocates said on Thursday it was ignoring important parts of the rare cats' range and they vowed to challenge the...
  • Jenny Kendler puts ethics, empathy in art

    Jenny Kendler puts ethics, empathy in art
    "Human exceptionalism has got to go," artist Jenny Kendler tells me. "Yes, we have great skills, but so does every other species on the planet." Witness the mantis shrimp, one of the artist's current favorite animals, with claws that can shatter...
  • Holy coincidence, Batman!

    Holy coincidence, Batman!
    On Tuesday, Gov. Tom Corbett announced the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service had given Pennsylvania a $675,000 grant to help protect bats and management forests. The announcement came a day after two Republican members of the U.S. House Committee on...
  • Five Grassland Birds Spotted At Rentschler Field This Year

    The nesting period for grassland birds, depending on the species, can be from late April to mid- or late August, said Patrick Comins, director of bird conservation at Audubon Connecticut. Here are five of the grassland birds spotted nesting at Rentschler...
  • Reviving Rentschler Field Grasslands Debate A Difficult Path

    Reviving Rentschler Field Grasslands Debate A Difficult Path
    EAST HARTFORD — A bird enthusiast is furious over plans to build an $85 million outlet center at Rentschler Field, an important nesting site for several rare grassland birds, and is trying to revive arguments to preserve the land. The outlet...
  • Congressional panel critical of federal plan to list bat species as endangered

     Congressional panel critical of federal plan to list bat species as endangered
    HARRISBURG — The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is debating whether to list the northern long-eared bat as an endangered species because a fungal disease has wiped out 99 percent of the colonies that hibernate in one spot. And Republican members...
  • Environmental, food groups want endangered species protection for monarch butterfly

    WASHINGTON A coalition of environmental and food-safety groups is asking the Fish and Wildlife Service to grant endangered species protection to the monarch butterfly, whose U.S. population, the groups say, last year fell to 90 percent below its 20-year...
  • South Florida butterflies win federal protection

    South Florida butterflies win federal protection
    Two South Florida butterflies won federal protection as endangered species Monday, with wildlife managers planning to scorch their former habitats with fire to clear the way for the return of the plants they eat. The Bartram's scrub-hairstreak and...
  • 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...