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Endangered Species

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Top Endangered Species Articles

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  • Mark Shand dies at 62; conservationist and travel writer

    Mark Shand — brother of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall — was a modern version of the eccentric, slightly bumbling British adventurer. And he came by it honestly. He once walked and canoed across Indonesia for 12 days to get to a place where he...
  • Geisha remain important to Japanese as numbers dwindle

    Geisha remain important to Japanese as numbers dwindle
    Like ghosts from another time, the real geisha seem to float silently along the streets at twilight, making their way to tea houses and restaurants where they will entertain elite, powerful men. Trained to be exquisite hostesses, they are accomplished...
  • Rare Alaska wolf may get Endangered Species Act protection

    Rare Alaska wolf may get Endangered Species Act protection
    Federal authorities announced Friday that the geographically isolated Alexander Archipelago wolf of southeast Alaska’s Tongass National Forest may need protection under the Endangered Species Act to survive the impact of logging, hunting and...
  • Solving mystery of 'Lost City' in Everglades

    Solving mystery of 'Lost City' in Everglades
    Deep in the Everglades is Lost City, a place where mobster Al Capone reportedly produced moonshine to keep a nearby saloon jumping in the 1930s. Before that, during the Civil War, about 30 to 40 Confederate soldiers hid out there until they were...
  • Fort Lauderdale museum's Turtle Walks coming right up

    Fort Lauderdale museum's Turtle Walks coming right up
    Now's the time to register for a chance to catch sea turtles in the act of laying their eggs. The Museum of Discovery and Science's annual Turtle Walks on Fort Lauderdale beach start in June, but fill up fast. "South Florida is one of the most...
  • Roosevelt, In Hartford, Urges Support For War

    Roosevelt, In Hartford, Urges Support For War
    Admiral William Sheffield Cowles and his wife, Anna "Bamie" Roosevelt Cowles, must have slipped into Union Station quietly, without being recognized. Had the mid-day travelers in the lobby noticed them, they would certainly have put two and two together...
  • Zoos and Shedd Aquarium join elephant campaign

    Brookfield Zoo, Lincoln Park Zoo and the Shedd Aquarium announced Tuesday they are joining a fight to protect African elephants through the newly launched 96 Elephants Campaign. The campaign aims to help the endangered animals in their homeland, educate...
  • Shopping for companies with charitable causes?

    Shopping for companies with charitable causes?
    Just as consumers make their preferences for cereal flavors or pizzas known with dollars, they can choose to patronize companies that they believe do good in the world. And companies are competing for consumer attention with labels calling out their...
  • William and Mary biologists rescue, relocate James River Bridge peregrine falcon chicks

    William and Mary biologists rescue, relocate James River Bridge peregrine falcon chicks
    NEWPORT NEWS — The rescue went without a hitch. William and Mary wildlife biologist Libby Mojica slipped out onto a catwalk off the James River Bridge and scooped up two peregrine falcon chicks from their nesting box 150 feet above the water....
  • At Indianapolis zoo's new center, you can try to outwit an orangutan

    At Indianapolis zoo's new center, you can try to outwit an orangutan
    Think you’re smarter than an orangutan? You can find out by matching wits with our closest primate relative at a center opening Saturday at the Indianapolis Zoo. Guests can use several interactive kiosks at the Tim M. Solso Learning Studio to...
  • Bears face deadly consequences when humans behave badly

    Bears face deadly consequences when humans behave badly
    Bad news, bears: You lose. Game over. See you later, alligator. You have much in common with that species. Neither of you plays nice with humans sometimes. Or is it the other way around? I'm not blaming you guys for the trouble you've caused...