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Endangered Species

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  • Marine scientists oppose air guns in the Atlantic

    Marine scientists oppose air guns in the Atlantic
    As the Obama administration considers allowing offshore drilling in the Atlantic from Virginia to Florida, 75 marine scientists issued a letter of concern this week over the possible use of controversial seismic air guns to search for underwater oil and...
  • 2 states, feds fight renewed legal protection for Great Lakes wolves

    2 states, feds fight renewed legal protection for Great Lakes wolves
    The Obama administration and two states have given notice of plans to appeal a federal judge's order that restored legal protection to gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region. Michigan filed an appeal document Friday with the U.S. Circuit Court...
  • New study: Everglades rare plants under siege

    New study: Everglades rare plants under siege
    A landmark report — 10 years in the making — looked at critically imperiled plants at Everglades National Park and found that 16 of them may already have vanished from there. Possible culprits? The same threats faced by the park's endangered...
  • Bobcat spotted in Wauconda backyard near Lake County Forest Preserve

    Bobcat spotted in Wauconda backyard near Lake County Forest Preserve
    Once a threatened species in Illinois, a bobcat was spotted by a Wauconda resident earlier this week on private property near a Lake County Forest Preserve. The resident took photos of the tan bobcat and sent them to Wauconda and Fremont Township...
  • Endangered Santa Catalina Island fox population nearing full recovery

    Endangered Santa Catalina Island fox population nearing full recovery
    The endangered Santa Catalina Island fox population has reached 1,700 and may be nearing its capacity for sustainability on the resort destination off the Southern California coast, a conservation biologist said. “We're getting close,” Julie...
  • Herbicide-resistant crops play a role in shrinking monarch butterfly population

    Herbicide-resistant crops play a role in shrinking monarch butterfly population
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A butterfly being considered for federal protection is emblematic of the plight that pollinating insects face in part because farmers, enticed by ethanol mandates, are growing more herbicide-resistant crops, which has stripped...
  • 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...
  • $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...
  • Manatee season ends with fewer deaths from boats

    Manatee season ends with fewer deaths from boats
    Manatees and boats dodged each other fairly effectively in South Florida this season, with a total of three of the endangered marine mammals killed by watercraft in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties. Manatee season officially ended Wednesday,...
  • Fort Sheridan reforestation could mean fewer prairie birds, less parking

    Fort Sheridan reforestation could mean fewer prairie birds, less parking
    Plans to restore an oak forest leveled in the late 19th century when the Army built Fort Sheridan have raised concerns about how the project will impact public access and certain bird species. Undertaken by the Lake County Forest Preserve District,...
  • Highland Park, forest preserve at odds over Fort Sheridan access

    Highland Park, forest preserve at odds over Fort Sheridan access
    A long-term plan to reforest much of the grassland at the 253-acre Fort Sheridan preserve, once part of the former military base, has sparked debate over access and conservation on the lakefront. The Lake County Forest Preserve District, which owns...