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how a math formula could decide fate of endangered us species


the trump administration is considering a proposal that could effectively let some plants and animals become extinct so cash-strapped agencies can use more of their funds to save others. at a closed-door meeting last month, arizona state university ecologist leah gerber presented a plan to u.s. fish...






with this congress, the endangered species act itself might be endangered


elections have consequences, as the saying goes, and here’s another one arising from conservative republicans taking complete control of the federal government: the endangered species act, which played a significant role in saving the bald eagle and the california condor from extinction, is now...






rand paul: ‘we can better protect endangered species by empowering state leaders


on tuesday, u.s. senators rand paul (r-ky) and dean heller (r-nv) reintroduced the endangered species management self-determination act to restore power to states to manage endangered and threatened species found only within their borders. representative blaine luetkemeyer (r-mo) has introduced a companion bill in the u.s. house. the bill would also require congressional approval before a […]






endangered species act may be heading for the threatened list


a senate hearing to "modernize the endangered species act" unfolded wednesday just as supporters of the law had feared, with round after round of criticism from republican lawmakers who said the federal effort to keep species from going extinct encroaches on states' rights, is unfair to landowners...






the importance of maintaining the endangered species act


the protections provided by the endangered species act defend species diversity on our planet, and it’s that diversity that protects our planet.






endangered species act may be heading for the threatened list


a senate hearing to "modernize the endangered species act" unfolded wednesday just as supporters of the law had feared, with round after round of criticism from republican lawmakers who said the federal effort to keep species from going extinct encroaches on states' rights, is unfair to landowners and stymies efforts by mining companies to extract resources and create jobs.






manatees downgraded from 'endangered' to 'threatened' species


manatees - those comically blimp-like "sea cows" whose gentle, lumbering ways also made them susceptible to the threats that nearly killed them off as a species - are no longer endangered. the u.s. fish and wildlife service announced thursday that it would downgrade the west indian manatee from...






thorny skate will not be added to endangered species list


the thorny skate's population may have declined, but not by enough to justify listing it under the endangered species act, the federal government has ruled.






california court expands endangered-species removal powers


the california supreme court on monday said petitioners seeking to remove a subset of coho salmon from the state's endangered species list could present new evidence to argue the listing was wrong.






thorny skate will not be added to endangered species list


portland, maine (ap) — the federal government says the thorny skate will not be listed under the endangered species act. environmental groups argued that the thorny skate’s decline in the northwest atlantic ocean was considerable enough to afford it protections set aside for endangered animals. but the national marine fisheries service says it disagrees. documents […]






rusty patched bumblebee joins endangered species list


the rusty patched bumblebee on tuesday became the first officially endangered bee species in the continental u.s., overcoming objections from some business interests and a last-minute delay ordered by the trump administration.






thorny skate will not be added to endangered species list


the federal government says the thorny skate will not be listed under the endangered species act.






bay area woman allegedly sold clothes made of endangered species


san francisco prosecutors have charged the owner of a vintage clothing store with attempting to sell coats and other items made of endangered species, including jaguar and snow leopard. dist. atty. george gascon said tuesday that 68-year-old cicely ann hansen was charged with nine misdemeanor counts...






clothes made from endangered species sold at san francisco store; owner charged


san francisco prosecutors have charged the owner of a vintage clothing store with attempting to sell coats and other items made of endangered species, including jaguar and snow leopard.






first us bumble bee added to endangered species list


the rusty patched bumble bee became the first wild bee in the continental united states to gain federal protection on tuesday when it was added to the government’s list of endangered and threatened species. the bee, once widely found in the upper midwest and northeastern united states, was lis...






first us bumble bee added to endangered species list


the rusty patched bumble bee became the first wild bee in the continental united states to gain federal protection on tuesday when it was added to the government’s list of endangered and threatened species. the bee, once widely found in the upper midwest and northeastern united states, was listed after u.s. president donald trump’s administration […]






rusty patched bumblebee joins endangered species list


traverse city, mich. (ap) — the rusty patched bumblebee on tuesday became the first officially endangered bee species in the continental u.s., overcoming objections from some business interests and a last-minute delay ordered by the trump administration. one of many bee types that have suffered steep population declines, the rusty patched has disappeared from about […]






california court expands endangered-species removal powers


san francisco (ap) — the california supreme court on monday said petitioners seeking to remove a subset of coho salmon from the state’s endangered species list could present new evidence to argue the listing was wrong. in a unanimous ruling, the court overturned a lower court decision that said efforts to remove the salmon and […]






brookfield zoo now home to 13 endangered white-bellied tree pangolins


to mark the nationwide 12th annual endangered species day, officials at brookfield zoo said it now has a total of 13 white-bellied tree pangolins in its habitat africa exhibit. eight species of pangolins--a type of scaly mammal--are facing extinction. during the past decade, more than one million...






trump administration delays listing bumblebee as endangered


the trump administration on thursday delayed what would be the first endangered designation for a bee species in the continental u.s., one day before it was to take effect.






this vaccine just might stop ebola from annihilating the great apes


it worked in the lab—but will it work in the jungle? pixabay every great ape species (other than humankind) is either endangered or critically endangered. there are 5,000 eastern gorillas left on earth. the ebola virus doesn’t just bring terror and death to human communities, it also ravages africa’...






high court pick could help decide fate of trump’s climate policy


donald trump’s supreme court nominee could help decide the fate of his moves to undo climate-related u.s. regulations, but legal experts said neil gorsuch’s judicial record makes it hard to predict whether as a justice he would back a sweeping rollback. if confirmed to the lifetime job b...






will county forest preserves to document endangered turtles


blanding's turtles, a state-endangered species, have been spotted in the forest preserve district of will county, prompting officials to find out how many more are out there. at its meeting thursday, the board of commissioners awarded a $29,793 contract to the illinois natural history survey to...






for endangered species, the road to recovery can be winding and bumpy


by peter alagona, ociate professor of history, geog hy and environmental studies, university of california, santa barbara and kevin c. brown, postdoctoral fellow, university of california, santa barbara. bald eagles are the best-known example of a successful recovery under the endangered specie...






a south korean court has begun a session that will decide the impeached presiden


seoul, south korea (ap) — a south korean court has begun a session that will decide the impeached president’s fate.






math isn’t difficult, we’ve just been learning it wrong


math is far from america’s favorite school subject, with a large chunk of the population reporting a legitimate fear and anxiety associated with completing math problems. however, in a recent video from big think, carnegie mellon mathematics professor po-shen loh explains that math is easier to mast...






minnesota beekeepers win a round against epa on insecticide approval


federal judge rules epa should consider impact of new pesticides on endangered species.






minnesota beekeepers win a round against epa on insecticide approval


federal judge rules epa should consider impact of new pesticides on endangered species.






rare, endangered shrimp found in costa mesa, thanks to recent rains


costa mesa city officials announced friday that they have identified two species of endangered shrimp living in pools at fairview park that have not previously been seen there. officials said riverside fairy shrimp, invigorated by recent rainy weather, have been documented in one of the park's...






minnesota beekeepers win a round against epa on insecticide approval


federal judge rules agency should consider impact of new pesticides on endangered species.






minnesota beekeepers win a round against epa on insecticide approval


federal judge rules agency should consider impact of new pesticides on endangered species.






judge in endangered fish lawsuit lifts hold on montana dam


helena, mont. (ap) — a judge has lifted his hold on a proposed irrigation dam and fish passage that u.s. officials say is the best hope to save an endangered ancient species of fish in the yellowstone river. u.s. district judge brian morris on wednesday sided with the u.s. army corps of engineers and bureau […]






migos decide to “seize the block” for ‘the fate of the furious’


migos deliver another the fate of the furious single.






wolf pup born in missouri offers hope for endangered breed


eureka, mo. (ap) — a mexican wolf born this month at a wildlife center in suburban st. louis is offering new hope for repopulating the endangered species through artificial insemination using frozen sperm. the mexican wolf population once roamed mexico and the western u.s. in the thousands but was nearly wiped out by the 1970s, […]






group sues feds for delaying bumblebee’s endangered listing


traverse city, mich. (ap) — an environmental group is suing the trump administration for delaying an endangered-species designation for the rusty patched bumblebee. the natural resources defense council says the u.s. department of interior broke the law by postponing the listing without public notice and comment. it was scheduled to take effect feb. 10. but […]






endangered right whales deliver fewest births in 17 years


savannah, ga. — endangered north american right whales gave birth last winter to the fewest calves seen off the u.s. coast in 17 years, troubling scientists who say the low births support other evidence that the imperiled species’ population may be declining. researchers estimate only about 500 of the rare whales still exist. each winter […]






bye-bye apes: gorilla, orangutan may be dads elsewhere


new orleans (ap) — two popular but endangered escape artists are leaving the audubon zoo in hopes that they’ll make some babies. berani, a male sumatran orangutan, and casey, a male western lowland gorilla, represent critically endangered species, and fresh faces at other zoos may stimulate breeding. berani, 24, had a daughter eight years ago. […]






zoo introduces endangered african painted dog pups to public


cumberland, ohio (ap) — an ohio zoo says a litter of six african painted dog puppies born in december can now be viewed by the public. the columbus zoo says the puppies from the endangered species have begun exploring publicly visible areas of the zoo’s conservation center, the wilds, in cumberland, ohio. dan beetem, director […]






the goal standard challenge: this week, harness your energy and create momentum


you've got big energy this week. use those powers for good.