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Endangered Species

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  • GOP lawmakers introduce revised federal drought relief bill

    Republican members of California's congressional delegation are tackling drought relief again with a wide-ranging bill introduced Thursday that attempts to speed up new water storage projects and move more water through river pumps for farms and cities....
  • High demand for luxury wool prompts poachers to slaughter vicunas

     High demand for luxury wool prompts poachers to slaughter vicunas
    Vicunas, the wild Andean relatives of camels, are being hunted mercilessly by poachers as the price of the animals' luxuriantly soft hair, coveted by European and Asian apparel makers for coats, scarves and shawls, goes through the roof. Police last...
  • Volunteers help track endangered, enigmatic bonneted bat

    MIAMI The mysterious Florida bonneted bat, a creature so elusive that biologists know of only one roost in the wild, is actually a chatterbox, far easier to hear than see. And for that information we can thank citizen scientists. Over the past year, they...
  • Scientists paint new picture of endangered singing bats

    Scientists paint new picture of endangered singing bats
    The mysterious Florida bonneted bat, a creature so elusive that biologists know of only one roost in the wild, is actually a chatterbox, far easier to hear than see. And for that information we can thank citizen scientists. Over the past year, they...
  • $700 million plan to help salmon habitat faces new challenge

    A massive federal habitat restoration effort in the Columbia River Basin has spent more than $700 million on breaching levies, restoring tidal channels, reconnecting floodplains and other actions meant to boost salmon and steelhead populations imperiled...
  • Citrus County farm produces monarch butterflies

    There is an important pollinator in Citrus County whose numbers are dwindling. No, it's not the honey bee, but rather a butterfly: The monarch. A butterfly farm in Dunnellon has taken note of the decline of the regal flutterers, and is breeding monarchs...
  • Battle over proposed Yellowstone River dam ramps up

    An escalating legal fight over a $59 million federal dam project on Montana's lower Yellowstone River could decide the fate of an endangered, dinosaur-like fish population that has been blocked from its spawning grounds for decades. Construction on the...
  • Threatened salmon die after utility temporarily shuts canal

    More than one-tenth of the largest wild population of threatened salmon in the Central Valley died after repair work near a power plant led Pacific Gas & Electric Co. to cut off a cooling flow of water into a creek, wildlife and utility officials said...
  • Scientists fly drones to map sagebrush for wildfire strategy

    Scientists have deployed drones over western Idaho to map a little-known landscape as part of an effort to reduce wildfire risks and protect sage grouse and other wildlife across the West. They say they have to learn more about what grows in the region...
  • House Democrats float new California water bill

    WASHINGTON California water bills continue to fill the Capitol Hill hopper, and now one comes with a new twist. It's crowd-sourcing drought solutions, in a long-shot bid to break a congressional stalemate. On Wednesday, House Democrats from Northern...
  • Just a handful of wild bee species do most of the pollination work

    Wild bees pollinate many crops, but some bees are busier than others. On average, only 2% of wild bee species were responsible for 80% of the pollination visits witnessed by researchers around the world, according to a study published Tuesday in the...