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Endangered Species

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Top Endangered Species Articles

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  • Saving The New England Cottontail Rabbit

    Saving The New England Cottontail Rabbit
    This is a wild bunny alert: Our New England cottontail rabbit is in trouble. It won't be much of a surprise to learn that we're to blame. Perhaps it will lessen the guilt to know state and federal environmentalists — and a few conservation-...
  • Daytrippers: Whale Watch

    Daytrippers: Whale Watch
    The Privateer IV is docked in Gloucester, Massachusetts, one of the oldest seaports in the country. It is a high speed vessel, owned by 7 Seas Whale Watch and, every summer, visitors flock to it's decks to travel out into the open waters in hopes of...
  • Southwestern Willow Flycatcher shouldn't have U.S protection, biologist says

    Even with powerful top-notch binoculars, it’s not easy singling out the Southwestern Willow Flycatcher from other subspecies of a family of birds known collectively as Empidonax. Expert bird watchers say positive identification of the drab birds...
  • U.S.-Cuba vow to protect environment near Florida coast

    U.S.-Cuba vow to protect environment near Florida coast
    Fearing an oil spill in Cuban waters, U.S. officials have forged a bond with the Castro regime to preserve the threatened marine ecosystem that connects the island nation to the Florida coast. The U.S.-Cuba agreement to move toward normal relations...
  • Camera catches photos of rare Sierra Nevada red fox in Yosemite

    Camera catches photos of rare Sierra Nevada red fox in Yosemite
    Next time you go to Yosemite National Park, look for a new and rarely seen visitor: the Sierra Nevada red fox. Park officials announced Wednesday that cameras set up in the far northern part of the park twice confirmed a sighting of the fox that hasn'...
  • Very rare Sierra Nevada red fox seen at Yosemite, on the comeback trail?

    Very rare Sierra Nevada red fox seen at Yosemite, on the comeback trail?
    The elusive Sierra Nevada red fox has been spotted at Yosemite National Park for the first time in nearly 100 years. “They are extremely cute little animals,” said Yosemite spokeswoman Kari Cobb. “When you see them, they are pretty...
  • Senate votes not to remove lesser prairie chicken from 'threatened' list

    WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate on Wednesday rejected an amendment that would have taken the lesser prairie chicken off the federal government's list of threatened species. Sponsored by Republican Sen. Jerry Moran of Kansas, the amendment failed to get the 60...
  • Obama proposes expanding oil-drilling ban in Alaska wildlife refuge

    Obama proposes expanding oil-drilling ban in Alaska wildlife refuge
    President Obama proposed designating 1.4 million acres of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as protected wilderness, drawing cheers from environmentalists but setting off a bitter new battle Sunday with the Republican-controlled Congress over oil and...
  • Love Of Nature Became Expertise In Botany

    Penni Sharp could often be seen with a jeweler's loupe and a camera roaming the shoreline or the trap rock ridges of Connecticut in search of plants. A midlife master's degree in forest science enhanced her lifelong interest in science, and she became an...
  • As waters acidify, Maine looks to Pacific Northwest peers for help

    WALPOLE, Maine In the icy waters of midcoast Maine, Bill Mook has his eyes on his oysters and how the waters they need to survive are gradually, but clearly, changing. Down the coast near Portland, the issue is clams and the mud flats that have become...
  • Plan to help Biscayne Bay may tighten boat rules

    Plan to help Biscayne Bay may tighten boat rules
    Biscayne Bay's popularity with boaters and fisherman has taken a toll on sensitive marine life, prompting authorities to consider tighter restrictions. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration plans to develop a comprehensive conservation...