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Endangered Species

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Top Endangered Species Articles

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  • Proposed concert venue prompts concerns about wildlife, neighbors

     Proposed concert venue prompts concerns about wildlife, neighbors
    News of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's interest in building an outdoor concert venue in Naperville has mobilized residents of a nearby neighborhood who say adjacent land is a haven for wildlife that should be protected. Holding concerts on the land...
  • Dan River coal ash spill damage could top $300 million

    RALEIGH, N.C. An academic study completed last week projects the monetary damage caused by the coal ash spill in the Dan River in February could exceed $300 million. The estimate comes as Duke Energy, and potentially its customers, face absorbing...
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service sued over Mexican gray wolf recovery plan

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service sued over Mexican gray wolf recovery plan
    Conservation organizations on Wednesday sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to force it to complete a long overdue, legally required recovery plan for the Mexican gray wolf, the lobo of Southwestern lore. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in...
  • Grand Canyon gets surprise visitor — a gray wolf

    Nobody is sure who saw it first. A handful of National Park Service employees think they were among the first, in early October. A turkey hunter snapped a fuzzy photo of it as the animal moved through a large open meadow surrounded by dense conifer...
  • 'Hah!' Giant river otters are real chatterboxes, scientists find

    'Hah!' Giant river otters are real chatterboxes, scientists find
    Giant otters sure have a lot to say. Scientists who studied the river-living animals in captivity and in the wild found that the adults have 22 different calls they use for different situations – and the babies have 11 calls of their own, too. The...
  • After a century, bison return to Illinois

    After a century, bison return to Illinois
    The hulking animals that stepped from trailers to corrals here late at night drew a hushed, attentive audience of about 25 people. The reason for the reverence: wild bison have been reintroduced on the prairies east of the Mississippi River for the...
  • Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge visitor center offers enhanced experience

    Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge visitor center offers enhanced experience
    On a low-humidity puffy-cloud summer day, 8-year-old Zach Green of Gaithersburg rode a bicycle along the 5-mile Wildlife Drive in the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Cambridge with his mother, Becky Green, and his grandmother, Andrea Adler, who...
  • Snail population boom threatens Everglades restoration

    Snail population boom threatens Everglades restoration
    A snail invasion that is helping feed endangered birds also threatens to sabotage costly Everglades restoration. Millions of South American apple snails overwhelmed a stormwater treatment area in Wellington and devoured pollution-filtering plants in...
  • Rover disguised as penguin chick does research better than scientists

    Rover disguised as penguin chick does research better than scientists
    For decades, humans have built rovers to visit places we can't easily reach, including the moon and Mars. Now scientists have built a rover to explore another challenging target: colonies of adorable penguins. A team led by scientists from the...
  • Manatee season about to begin as protections questioned

    Manatee season about to begin as protections questioned
    As the weather cools, manatees will start streaming into South Florida for a few months of basking in warm water, munching seagrass and trying to avoid getting hit by boats. Manatee season officially begins Nov. 15, when seasonal boat speed limits take...
  • As species decline, so does research funding

    As species decline, so does research funding
    As I rubbed the frostbite out of my hands on returning from a seal survey on Antarctic ice recently, I was informed that I had the dubious distinction of making the Top 5 in the 2014 list of wasteful scientists compiled by Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.)....