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Endangered Species

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Top Endangered Species Articles

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  • Like fish? Then there's good news from California's waters

    Like fish? Then there's good news from California's waters
    When environmental threats emerge, the response is usually predictable. First comes denial, and the assertion that the problem is not serious enough to require action. Then the offending industry claims that it is not feasible, financially or...
  • Frequent coastal flooding spells disaster for some towns

    Frequent coastal flooding spells disaster for some towns
    WALLOPS ISLAND. Va. — Missions flown from the NASA base here have documented some of the most dramatic evidence of a warming planet over the past 20 years: the melting of polar ice, a force contributing to a global rise in ocean levels. The...
  • Baby monk seals are at heart of new hospital in Hawaii

    Baby monk seals are at heart of new hospital in Hawaii
    A new hospital has opened in Hawaii with the sole purpose of saving one of the world’s most endangered animals from extinction. Before its official opening Tuesday, the Marine Mammal Center's Ke Kai Ola (“The Healing Sea”) had...
  • Too much carbon, too little time [Editorial]

    Too much carbon, too little time  [Editorial]
    If increasingly extreme weather events around the world weren't alarming enough, the latest monitoring by the World Meteorological Organization shows last year was the worst ever for rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Their report released...
  • Holy coincidence, Batman!

    Holy coincidence, Batman!
    On Tuesday, Gov. Tom Corbett announced the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service had given Pennsylvania a $675,000 grant to help protect bats and management forests. The announcement came a day after two Republican members of the U.S. House Committee on...
  • Big hand for a tiny turtle

    Big hand for a tiny turtle
    America's tiniest turtle is getting a helping hand from Uncle Sam. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced this week it is giving the Maryland Department of Natural Resources $153,321 to protect the bog turtle, which at just three to four inches...
  • Prairie chickens coming home to roost downstate

    Prairie chickens coming home to roost downstate
    This may be remembered as the Year of the Prairie Chicken. A project to replenish Illinois' prairie chicken population is going well so far, conservationists say, despite being pulled into the political fray earlier this summer. The three-year effort to...
  • Special Report: As seas rise, a slow-motion disaster gnaws at U.S. shores

    SAXIS, Virginia (Reuters) - Chincoteague is the gateway to a national wildlife refuge blessed with a stunning mile-long beach – a major tourist draw and source of big business for the community. But the beach has been disappearing at an average...
  • Jenny Kendler puts ethics, empathy in art

    Jenny Kendler puts ethics, empathy in art
    "Human exceptionalism has got to go," artist Jenny Kendler tells me. "Yes, we have great skills, but so does every other species on the planet." Witness the mantis shrimp, one of the artist's current favorite animals, with claws that can shatter...
  • Health of coral reefs critical for Floridians

    Always the underdog in man versus nature, the silent stalwarts of the sea finally scored a resounding victory, one that may keep them from the ocean's graveyard in our own backyard. Last week, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration listed...
  • Century's worth of difference in saving wildlife

    How can we visualize the number 5 billion, especially when it comes to thinking about a wildlife species? Worldwide, it's hard to find a species, outside the insect world, with a population equivalent to 5 billion. But during the Civil War, there were...