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Endangered Species

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  • New study: Everglades rare plants under siege

    New study: Everglades rare plants under siege
    A landmark report — 10 years in the making — looked at critically imperiled plants at Everglades National Park and found that 16 of them may already have vanished from there. Possible culprits? The same threats faced by the park's endangered...
  • Marine scientists oppose air guns in the Atlantic

    Marine scientists oppose air guns in the Atlantic
    As the Obama administration considers allowing offshore drilling in the Atlantic from Virginia to Florida, 75 marine scientists issued a letter of concern this week over the possible use of controversial seismic air guns to search for underwater oil and...
  • Alaska yellow cedar closer to Endangered Species Act protection

    Alaska yellow cedar closer to Endangered Species Act protection
    The Alaska yellow cedar edged one step closer to being listed as a threatened or endangered species after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that the tree may warrant such protection because of the ravages of climate change. The move was...
  • 2 states, U.S. appealing judge's ruling on Great Lakes wolves

    2 states, U.S. appealing judge's ruling on Great Lakes wolves
    The Obama administration and two states have given notice of plans to appeal a federal judge's order that restored legal protection to gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region. Michigan filed an appeal document Friday with the U.S. Circuit Court of...
  • Endangered Santa Catalina Island fox population nearing full recovery

    Endangered Santa Catalina Island fox population nearing full recovery
    The endangered Santa Catalina Island fox population has reached 1,700 and may be nearing its capacity for sustainability on the resort destination off the Southern California coast, a conservation biologist said. “We're getting close,” Julie...
  • Fairy shrimp fallout: Fairview Park environmental costs top $100,000

    Fairy shrimp fallout: Fairview Park environmental costs top $100,000
    The cost of mitigating environmental damage in Costa Mesa's Fairview Park and dealing with the legal fallout reached more than $100,000 following City Council approval of additional spending on the matter Tuesday night. It was also revealed at the...
  • Wayward manatees find new home, surprising Lake boaters, residents

    Wayward manatees find new home, surprising Lake boaters, residents
    Cpl. Matt Farner, who oversees the Lake County sheriff's marine-patrol unit, has spent his entire life on the Harris Chain of Lakes, either as a boater, a fisherman or a deputy. But Saturday, the Leesburg native came across something he had never seen...
  • Major Pennsylvania bat species 'threatened' due to disease

    Major Pennsylvania bat species 'threatened' due to disease
    The northern long-eared bat, until recently one of the most common bat species in Pennsylvania, has been listed as "threatened" by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, primarily due to white-nose syndrome, a fungal disease that has decimated the species...
  • $25-billion Sacramento-San Joaquin delta tunnel project reexamined

    $25-billion Sacramento-San Joaquin delta tunnel project reexamined
    Gov. Jerry Brown's administration is overhauling its proposal for a controversial tunnel project in the Sacramento-San Joaquin delta in the wake of doubts about whether water exporters can meet stringent federal conditions for operating the system over...
  • Manatee season ends with fewer deaths from boats

    Manatee season ends with fewer deaths from boats
    Manatees and boats dodged each other fairly effectively in South Florida this season, with a total of three of the endangered marine mammals killed by watercraft in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties. Manatee season officially ended Wednesday,...
  • Fort Sheridan reforestation could mean fewer prairie birds, less parking

    Fort Sheridan reforestation could mean fewer prairie birds, less parking
    Plans to restore an oak forest leveled in the late 19th century when the Army built Fort Sheridan have raised concerns about how the project will impact public access and certain bird species. Undertaken by the Lake County Forest Preserve District,...