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Endangered Species

A collection of news and information related to Endangered Species published by this site and its partners.

Top Endangered Species Articles

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  • Wolf killed by vehicle in western Washington

    A wolf that was struck and killed by a vehicle in western Washington this week may provide the first verification that the animals have crossed the Cascade Range, an official for the state Department of Fish and Wildlife said Thursday. Experts are...
  • Angry Birds to help save their counterparts in South Pacific

    Angry Birds are getting angrier, because some of their real-life colorful counterparts in the South Pacific are facing extinction. Rovio, the creator of the hugely popular Angry Birds games, said Thursday that it's teaming up with nature...
  • Laurel refuge gets whooping cranes 'into the wild'

    A loud, trumpet-like call sweeps across acres of tall grass fields at the Patuxent Research Refuge in Laurel. The call, made by a male whooping crane, is quickly followed by a shorter, two-note call from a nearby female. "That's the unison call," said...
  • Report: Protecting sage grouse could hurt military

    Efforts to protect the greater sage grouse under the federal Endangered Species Act could hurt training operations at numerous U.S. military facilities in the West, according to a new report by the Army. The report looked at the impact of protecting sage...
  • 'It's all about food and sex': Study shows how Everglades pythons live

    Until now, wildlife biologists have largely tracked the invasion of the recondite Burmese python in South Florida by what they didn't see: marsh rabbits, wading birds and other critters voraciously consumed by pythons since the snakes arrived in the...
  • A record number of West Coast whales were entangled in crab fishing gear

    A record number of West Coast whales were entangled in crab fishing gear
    An unusually large number of whales dining in areas off the West Coast also prized by the fishing industry is contributing to an alarming surgeĀ in the number of cetaceans entangled in crabbing gear. Environmental groups are urging state fisheries...
  • Citizen scientists provide useful data for town officials

    Paula Coughlin led a group of volunteers to a remote Woodstock property on April 25. A quarter of a mile in, they stopped beside a pool of water that measured about 20 feet by 60 feet. This was the mother lode, the vernal pool they were looking for....
  • Feds appeal Utah ruling striking down prairie dog rules

    U.S. Department of Justice lawyers are appealing a court ruling striking down federal protections for the Utah prairie dog, a decision that animal rights activists say threatens to undermine the Endangered Species Act. U.S. District Judge Dee Benson in...
  • Woolly mammoth genome could shed light on extinctions

    Woolly mammoth genome could shed light on extinctions
    In what may be a first for a long-extinct non-human animal -- and certainly for an extinct creature of such stature -- scientists have assembled the complete genome of the woolly mammoth, gaining insight into why the last surviving population of the great...
  • Feds move to speed approval for Great Plains wind projects

    Federal officials are moving to speed up their review of wind power projects across the Upper Great Plains in anticipation that the industry will continue growing, a situation that's alarmed wildlife advocates who say many bird and bat species are being...
  • No listing for Sierra sage grouse sends signal across West

    Interior Secretary Sally Jewell reversed the government's proposed federal protection for a type of sage grouse specific to California and Nevada on Tuesday, and said it shows it's still possible to head off a bigger, looming listing decision for the...