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Endangered Species

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  • Farming the 'king of the ocean'

    Farming the 'king of the ocean'
    The dark specks swirling around in big water-filled tanks at the Columbus Center hardly look like fish, much less the kings of the ocean. But from these tiny beginnings, a team of Maryland scientists hopes to unlock the secrets of "farming" Atlantic...
  • Wild horses maimed by isolation, corralled by controversy

    COROLLA, N.C. Retired Washington, D.C., police Officer E.T. Smith patrolled the beach in his four-wheel drive truck on a recent morning, keeping an eye out for wild mustangs and the drunks who like to harass them. The horses have survived on this...
  • The fate of the California gnatcatcher

    The fate of the California gnatcatcher
    Southern California developers are petitioning federal authorities to kick the California gnatcatcher off the list of threatened species, where it's been since 1993. They're backed by a scientific study, which they helped fund, showing a lack of DNA...
  • Conservationists to sue U.S. for denying protections for wolverines

    Conservationists to sue U.S. for denying protections for wolverines
    Conservationists said on Wednesday they will sue the Obama administration over its decision to deny federal protections for rare wolverines in the mountains of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. In a 60-day notice of intent to file the suit, a coalition of...
  • 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...
  • Proposed Arizona copper mine may threaten ocelot and jaguar

    Proposed Arizona copper mine may threaten ocelot and jaguar
    A lone male ocelot has become a symbol of the conflict between conservationists and federal officials over a proposal to build an open-pit copper mine in the Santa Rita Mountains, just south of Tucson. The discovery of the ocelot in April prompted the...
  • Grizzlies? In California? Why not?

    Not long ago, the grizzly bear graced more than the state's flag in California. In the 1800s, grizzlies could still be spotted swimming to Angel Island, and the man who became known as Grizzly Adams reportedly took his pet grizzly for regular walks in...
  • On Columbia River, 'just add water' seems to be working

    BREWSTER, Wash. Good luck in ocean conditions for the past several years is stoking a bonanza fishing season for Pacific salmon. But even in this spectacular year, with record-breaking returns of sockeye and chinook predicted to the Fraser and Columbia...
  • If grizzly bears returned, would Californians be safe?

    Things could get a little bit wilder in California in the not-too-distant future. OR-7, the celebrated wolf that wandered from northeastern Oregon all the way into California, didn't stay here. But he settled fairly close, in southwestern Oregon, with a...
  • Manatee could be bumped from endangered species list

    Manatee could be bumped from endangered species list
    The manatee could be downgraded from an endangered species to merely threatened as federal wildlife officials, under pressure from boating activists and libertarians, reconsider the status of Florida's popular "sea cow." The U.S. Fish and Wildlife...
  • Great white shark population is healthy and growing, new census shows

    Great white shark population is healthy and growing, new census shows
    A new census study shows there are more than 2,400 white sharks off California and suggests that existing protective measures should be maintained because they are increasing the size and health of the population. The study by a 10-member team led by...