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Endangered Species

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Top Endangered Species Articles

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  • Cornell lab's sage grouse documentary to air on PBS

    The conflict between the sage grouse and western energy and ranching interests is the subject of a new documentary by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. The film, "The Sagebrush Sea," airs on public broadcasting's "Nature" Wednesday evening. It shows the...
  • Ted Turner ranch in New Mexico caught in wolf debate

    Media mogul Ted Turner set out years ago to establish a fund to bolster the dwindling populations of everything from falcons and frogs to Mexican gray wolves, using the nearly 2 million acres he owns in a dozen western states as home base for the...
  • Rare warbler, once nearly extinct, spotted in Chicago

    Rare warbler, once nearly extinct, spotted in Chicago
    Hundreds of birders flocked to Chicago's Montrose Harbor over the weekend in hopes of catching a glimpse of a species so rare that it nearly went extinct. The Kirtland's warbler has been on the federal endangered species list since 1967, was once known...
  • Can fish habitat be protected along Cattail Creek?

    Can fish habitat be protected along Cattail Creek?
    Residents believe a proposed townhouse development adjacent to the county's Cattail Creek Natural Area in Severna Park could damage potential yellow perch spawning areas and are looking to the county to protect that habitat. But current county rules...
  • Shell hopes to begin Arctic oil drilling project this summer

    Shell hopes to begin Arctic oil drilling project this summer
    The Obama administration on Monday announced conditional approval for Shell Gulf of Mexico Inc. to resume its long and troubled efforts to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean, prompting a backlash from environmental groups that warned of the risks of...
  • Surveys continue after lynx family documented in Vermont

    Researchers are still surveying for Canada lynx in northern Vermont and New Hampshire after evidence of a family of the federally threatened animals was discovered in 2012 and 2013, the first time in Vermont's history that a reproductive lynx had been...
  • US House moves to delist lesser prairie chicken

    The U.S. House has taken steps to remove federal protections for the lesser prairie chicken. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1HnbyoR ) House members voted 229-190 to approve an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that...
  • Colorado takes steps to protect greater sage grouse

    Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Friday ordered state agencies to take steps to protect the shrinking population of greater sage grouse in hopes of avoiding a listing under the federal Endangered Species Act, which would trigger tougher conservation...
  • Geoduck farming takes off as demand for clams grows in Asia

    John King plunges his arm up to his shoulder into the mudflats of Puget Sound, roots around and soon pulls from the muck the world's largest burrowing clam. The mollusk squirts water from its long obscene-looking neck. King dodges the spray, already using...
  • Report: Valuable Massachusetts ecosystems shrinking

    Valuable Massachusetts ecosystems are continuing to shrink in the face of human development, putting extra pressure on the forests and open land that remains. That's the conclusion of a new study from Harvard Forest, Harvard University's laboratory for...
  • Montana to hire 5 employees to oversee sage grouse program

    Montana plans to hire five full-time employees to protect sage grouse as a number of Western states try to keep the bird off the federal endangered species list. State officials fear that increased federal protections for the bird could inhibit...