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Endangered Species

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Top Endangered Species Articles

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  • Ban more snakes, advocate urges: Front & Center

    Two years ago, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service banned the import and sale of Burmese pythons and three other species of non-native snakes that have disrupted sensitive ecosystems, especially Florida'sĀ Everglades. Now the agency is considering banning...
  • Ban more snakes, advocate urges

    Two years ago, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service banned the import and sale of Burmese pythons and three other species of non-native snakes that have disrupted sensitive ecosystems, especially Florida's Everglades. Now the agency is considering banning...
  • U.S. reverses proposal to list wolverine as threatened species

    U.S. reverses proposal to list wolverine as threatened species
    A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service official has ordered federal biologists to withdraw their conclusion that the last 300 wolverines in the continental United States deserve threatened species status. The biologists had recommended the protection on...
  • Yellowstone grizzly bears are on the rebound and outbound

    At the age of 5 in Yellowstone National Park, I saw my first grizzly. With my family, I watched a mother and two cubs walk along the shore of Yellowstone Lake. The sighting was a highlight of our trip to America's oldest national park. It also helped...
  • California Supreme Court to review opinion in Newhall Ranch dispute

    California Supreme Court to review opinion in Newhall Ranch dispute
    The California Supreme Court has agreed to review a petition filed by environmental and Native American groups opposed to a recent state appellate court opinion in the decades-long dispute over plans to build a community of 60,000 residents about 35 miles...
  • State agency will look into Ranch hotel changes

    State agency will look into Ranch hotel changes
    The California Coastal Commission has agreed to hold a public hearing on whether a hotel renovation project in Aliso Canyon, approved by the Laguna Beach Planning Commission in May, violates coastal laws, especially regarding environmental protection....
  • Orchid loss in Md. mountains laid to deer

    Orchid loss in Md. mountains laid to deer
    For as long as anyone can remember, wild orchids have rewarded sharp-eyed hikers in Maryland's Catoctin Mountains with pink, yellow and white blooms peeping from the forest floor. But these "secret beauties," as one researcher dubbed them, are vanishing...
  • Developers seek end to federal protections for California gnatcatcher

    Developers seek end to federal protections for California gnatcatcher
    Developers citing new scientific evidence are pressing to end federal protections for the California gnatcatcher, whose status as a threatened species has barred development in many areas of prime Southern California coastal real estate for two decades....
  • Environmental groups file lawsuit to protect prairie chickens

    Three environmental groups have filed a lawsuit in an attempt to force the federal government to more aggressively protect the lesser prairie chicken. The bird has been on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s threatened species list -- a level...
  • Tale of passenger pigeon extinction may have had natural twist

    Tale of passenger pigeon extinction may have had natural twist
    One hundred years ago in September, Martha the passenger pigeon died in a Cincinnati zoo. She was the last of a North American species whose population once had numbered in the billions. Naturalist John James Audubon once described a mile-wide migratory...
  • Nature's dying migrant worker

    SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, Calif. On a cool January day in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, Steve Ellis culled his sick bees. The only sounds were their steady buzz and the chuffing of the smoker he used to keep them calm as he opened the hives, one...