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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...






western governors back endangered species act, with changes


the republican-dominated western governors association endorsed the aims of the endangered species act on wednesday but asked congress to make changes, including giving states a bigger role and clarifying recovery goals for species protected by the law.






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.






5 animals on the brink of extinction today


many animal species are endangered or threatened, but some are in a more dire situation than others. there are animals whose populations are so diminished that they could fit into a space the size of a small house. despite conservation efforts, many endangered species are still threatened by poacher...






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...






conservationists and tribes denounce u.s. plan to remove yellowstone grizzly bea


the grizzly bear in yellowstone national park has been protected by the federal government for more than four decades. that will begin to change next week. interior secretary ryan zinke this week said the agency intends to remove grizzlies living in the yellowstone area from endangered species...






ap exclusive: pesticide maker tries to kill risk study


dow chemical is pushing the trump administration to scrap the findings of federal scientists who point to a family of widely used pesticides as harmful to about 1,800 critically threatened or endangered species.






conservationists, indian tribes denounce u.s. plan to remove yellowstone grizzly


the grizzly bear in yellowstone national park has been protected by the federal government for more than four decades. that will begin to change next week. interior secretary ryan zinke this week said the agency intends to remove grizzlies living in the yellowstone area from endangered species...






dow chemical tries to kill pesticide risk study


dow chemical is pushing the trump administration to scrap the findings of federal scientists who point to a family of widely used pesticides as harmful to about 1,800 critically threatened or endangered species.






western governors back endangered species act, with changes


the republican-dominated western governors association has endorsed the aims of the endangered species act but asked congress to make changes, including giving states a bigger role and clarifying recovery goals for animals protected by the law. the association approved a resolution on the act wednesday during a meeting in whitefish, montana. the association includes 14 […]






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 […]






ap exclusive: pesticide maker tries to kill risk study


dow chemical is pushing a trump administration open to scrapping regulations to ignore the findings of federal scientists who point to a family of widely used pesticides as harmful to about 1,800 critically threatened or endangered species.






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...






cheyenne mountain zoo begins project for new endangered species exhibit


colorado springs' cheyenne mountain zoo will build new $10.4 million facility for endangered african penguins, hippos






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.






endangered finnish seals go online to highlight plight


wildlife conservationists in finland are planning to give endangered seals a spot of online fame by streaming encounters with some of the few hundred remaining mammals in a bid to raise awareness of their plight.






pesticide maker dow chemical tries to kill federal risk study


dow chemical is pushing a trump administration open to scrapping regulations to ignore the findings of federal scientists who point to a family of widely used pesticides as harmful to about 1,800 critically threatened or endangered species. lawyers representing dow, whose ceo is a close adviser...






ca technologies debuts risk analytics network to reduce online fraudca technolog


the neural network-based analytics model will make use data inputs from multiple credit card issuing banks to identify potentially fraudulent online transactions.






ca technologies debuts risk analytics network to reduce online fraudca technolog


neural network based analytics model will make use data inputs from multiple credit card issuing banks in order to identify potentially fraudulent online transactions.






construction of montana dam blocked by endangered ancient fish species


u.s. district judge brian morris said the long-snouted pallid sturgeon species could go extinct if action isn't taken






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’...






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...