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Endangered Species

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Top Endangered Species Articles

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  • Manatees, VPK, and Constitution: Letters

    Keep protecting manatees Despite growing, severe threats to manatees' long-term survival, they could be federally downlisted from their current endangered status because of pressure from special-interest groups. In recent years, cold stress and...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Lawsuit filed over Purple Line's environmental impact

    Lawsuit filed over Purple Line's environmental impact
    A Washington-area trail users' group and a pair of environmental advocates have filed suit to block the Purple Line, contending the $2.4 billion light-rail project in the DC suburbs threatens to harm two species of endangered crustaceans that live in...
  • Killing wolves and democracy in Michigan

    Killing wolves and democracy in Michigan
    The Michigan state Senate voted the other day to allow hunting of wolves. The vote is a direct threat to these wild creatures, of course. But also in the crosshairs are the voters of Michigan. The bill is a response to a pair of ballot initiatives...
  • Rescued Florida panther recovers, enters new home

    Rescued Florida panther recovers, enters new home
    A Florida panther kitten discovered near death in the Everglades seven months ago has recovered, gained weight and entered his new home at a wildlife park near Tampa. His specially built enclosure stands at the Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife...
  • Bighorn sheep rescued from Riverside County canal

    Bighorn sheep rescued from Riverside County canal
    A bighorn sheep was rescued from a canal near the Arnold Palmer Golf Course in La Quinta after it became stuck, officials said Tuesday. The sheep, which is an endangered species, was lethargic when an animal control officer found it about 6 p.m. Sunday,...
  • Conservationists to sue U.S. for denying protections for wolverines

    Conservationists to sue U.S. for denying protections for wolverines
    Conservationists said on Wednesday they will sue the Obama administration over its decision to deny federal protections for rare wolverines in the mountains of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. In a 60-day notice of intent to file the suit, a coalition of...
  • Fish and Wildlife drops proposal to list wolverine as threatened

    Fish and Wildlife drops proposal to list wolverine as threatened
    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Tuesday withdrew its proposal to list the wolverine as a threatened species in the contiguous United States. The agency said its earlier research, which concluded that climate change was destroying the snow-loving...
  • Manatees could lose their endangered species status

    Manatees could lose their endangered species status
    About 2,500 manatees have perished in Florida over the last four years, heightening tension between conservationists and property owners as federal officials prepare to decide whether to down-list the creature to threatened status. Conservationists...
  • If grizzly bears returned, would Californians be safe?

    Things could get a little bit wilder in California in the not-too-distant future. OR-7, the celebrated wolf that wandered from northeastern Oregon all the way into California, didn't stay here. But he settled fairly close, in southwestern Oregon, with a...