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Endangered Species

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  • Feds to consider endangered species listing for spotted owl

    Federal biologists will consider increasing Endangered Species Act protections for the northern spotted owl, reflecting the bird's continued slide toward extinction despite steep logging cutbacks in the Northwest forests where it lives. The U.S. Fish and...
  • Less water for Oregon-California border farms amid drought

    Farmers on a federal irrigation project straddling the Oregon-California border are slated to get 65 percent the water they expect in a wet year this growing season, due to the lack of mountain snowpack that feeds reservoirs. The allocation announced...
  • Dan Morain: Swimming upstream to save a victim of California's water crisis

    Concluding that the situation had become more dire, the Interior Department declared the smelt endangered, meaning it faced extinction, in an order that took effect five years ago this coming Tuesday, April 7, 2010. The Endangered Species Act signed by...
  • Wayward manatees find new home, surprising Lake boaters, residents

    Wayward manatees find new home, surprising Lake boaters, residents
    Cpl. Matt Farner, who oversees the Lake County sheriff's marine-patrol unit, has spent his entire life on the Harris Chain of Lakes, either as a boater, a fisherman or a deputy. But Saturday, the Leesburg native came across something he had never seen...
  • Major Pennsylvania bat species 'threatened' due to disease

    Major Pennsylvania bat species 'threatened' due to disease
    The northern long-eared bat, until recently one of the most common bat species in Pennsylvania, has been listed as "threatened" by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, primarily due to white-nose syndrome, a fungal disease that has decimated the species...
  • Students set out on shark-tagging expedition

    Students set out on shark-tagging expedition
    Elizabeth Eubanks, a science teacher at the Palm Beach Maritime Academy in Lantana, who has taken her students on research expeditions to the rain forests of Costa Rica, Hawaii, the Arctic and Alaska, recently was out on the Intracoastal Waterway on a...
  • Bear hunting won't solve Florida's bear-human problems

    Bear hunting won't solve Florida's bear-human problems
        Faced with five incidents in Central and North Florida when female Florida black bears (four of whom had cubs with them) injured people, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has responded with a hasty proposal to open a hunting...
  • Record 6,063 manatees counted in Florida

    Record 6,063 manatees counted in Florida
    A record 6,063 manatees were counted in Florida waters last month, topping the previous high by nearly 1,000 and giving further support to groups seeking to strip the species of its endangered status. The high count reflects both the improved prospects...
  • A ravenous market for wildlife parts is pushing Earth's biota to the brink

    A ravenous market for wildlife parts is pushing Earth's biota to the brink
    The illegal traffic in wildlife, a nearly $20-billion-a-year business, adds up to a global war against nature. Unchecked, it will give us a most un-Disneyesque future in which Dorothy's “Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!” will truly be over...
  • $25-billion Sacramento-San Joaquin delta tunnel project reexamined

    $25-billion Sacramento-San Joaquin delta tunnel project reexamined
    Gov. Jerry Brown's administration is overhauling its proposal for a controversial tunnel project in the Sacramento-San Joaquin delta in the wake of doubts about whether water exporters can meet stringent federal conditions for operating the system over...
  • Wolf numbers up across most of N. Rockies except Montana

    Gray wolf numbers rose across most of the Northern Rockies last year but dropped in Montana after a concerted effort by officials there to drive down the population and curb livestock attacks. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reported Friday that a...