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Endangered Species Act.

Pacific Great Whites Inch Closer to Protection

Andrew Sharpless | Posted 09.29.2012 | Green
Andrew Sharpless

Since the release of Jaws in 1975, we've been wading into the water a bit more tentatively. But it is the sharks that need to worry. They've been around for almost half a billion years, but they could go extinct on the West Coast in the coming decades.

Environmental Group Sues For Federal Protection Of Ice Seals

Reuters | Posted 11.13.2012 | Green

* Obama administration accused of missing legal deadline * Two seal species would follow polar bear in threatened listing ...

People Power Essential to Saving Endangered Species

Noah Greenwald | Posted 08.22.2012 | Green
Noah Greenwald

Spotted owls, Florida panthers and California red-legged frogs all have something in common -- they're endangered species and they can't vote or make campaign contributions.

Louisiana Coastal Director Says BP Must Pay To The Max

Susan Buchanan | Posted 09.21.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Garret Graves, chairman of Louisiana's Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, said last week "we will not allow BP to walk out of here, wiping its hands" of the company's responsibilities.

Climate Change Could Melt Wolverines' Snowy 'Refrigerators'

Posted 07.13.2012 | Green

By Wynne Parry, LiveScience Senior Writer: Wolverines, bearlike members of the weasel family, seem to depend on spring snow cover, but it's not cle...

Creating a Legacy on Endangered Species Day

Jeffrey Flocken | Posted 05.18.2012 | Green
Jeffrey Flocken

Endangered Species Day provides an opportunity for people of all ages to learn about the efforts that are currently underway to preserve our world's wildlife populations and discover how they can help.

Not the Change Polar Bears Need: President Obama's Polar Bear Extinction Plan

Kassie Siegel | Posted 07.07.2012 | Green
Kassie Siegel

More than two-thirds of these amazing animals, including all the polar bears in Alaska, will likely be gone by 2050. So it boggles the mind that the Obama administration announced plans to reissue a Bush-era regulation that limits protections for polar bears under the Endangered Species Act.

Frogs Need More Than a Kiss

Noah Greenwald | Posted 04.27.2012 | Green
Noah Greenwald

Under a mounting barrage of environmental pressures, one in four amphibian species in the United States are now imperiled and worldwide, and 122 species have gone extinct since 1980.

Latest Death of Hawaiian Monk Seal a Troubling Sign for This Rare Marine Mammal

Miyoko Sakashita | Posted 06.27.2012 | Green
Miyoko Sakashita

When so much is at risk, the way forward must be vigilance from the community local and afar to respect Hawaiian monk seals and ensure their survival. We must all be part of that effort -- and halting these killings is an important first step.

Proposed Wildlife Policy Draws Fire

Reuters | Posted 05.09.2012 | Green

By Steve Gorman and Laura Zuckerman March 8 (Reuters) - Dozens of conservation groups and nearly 100 scientists voiced opposition on T...

Don't Close the Gate on Endangered Species Protection

Noah Greenwald | Posted 04.25.2012 | Green
Noah Greenwald

What if the bald eagle had never made it onto the endangered species list in 1967?

Top 10 Reasons to Support Clean Energy

Maj. Gen. Michael R. Lehnert | Posted 04.03.2012 | Green
Maj. Gen. Michael R. Lehnert

Though almost every American uses fossil fuels in our daily lives, we need to recognize the incredible toll it has had on our foreign policy, our country, its people and irreplaceable natural resources. It's not too late to change, and move toward an energy-efficient and renewable energy economy.

Species Endangered, But Not According To The U.S.?

| Posted 12.16.2011 | Green

By Rose Eveleth (Click here for original article.) In the last few months the Western black rhino and the South Florida Rainbow Snake have gone ex...

Why We Need to Protect the Soul of South Florida

Frank Mazzotti | Posted 01.29.2012 | Miami
Frank Mazzotti

Protect our environment and our economy, restore the Everglades. It simply makes good business sense to do so.

The Value of Conserving Wildlife

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics
Jamie Rappaport Clark

Before the August recess, no fewer than 13 different proposals had been introduced to limit the federal government's ability to protect endangered species. Since Congress returned, another four have been added to the list.

New Hope for Some of America's Most Fascinating (and Imperiled) Species

Kieran Suckling | Posted 11.28.2011 | Green
Kieran Suckling

A perfect natural laboratory, the Southeast is the world's center of aquatic biodiversity, with more species of freshwater mussels, snails and crayfish than anywhere else on Earth. Unfortunately, it's also been an epicenter of extinction.

Commentary on Comments: Wolves, Pipelines, and Dams, Oh My

Bill Chameides | Posted 11.26.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Everyone has something to say about something these days, on blogs, Twitter and Facebook. All fine and dandy. But there's another way to get heard: by putting your two cents on the record through what's known as the public comment period.

A Dangerous Predator Or A Threatened Species?

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 11.19.2011 | Green

Should wolves really be hunted? The fate of the wolf population in several western U.S. states remains uncertain. In time for a planned wolf huntin...

Keystone Pipeline Could Push Endangered Whooping Crane Into Extinction

Leda Huta | Posted 11.06.2011 | Green
Leda Huta

If you were to choose a route through which to move toxic, highly corrosive, sludgy crude oil, would you place it on the same narrow corridor used by one of the world's most endangered birds?

Latest ESA Success: The Return of a Once-rare Snake

Kieran Suckling | Posted 11.01.2011 | Green
Kieran Suckling

The Endangered Species Act has notched yet another success story: the return of the Lake Erie water snake.

Fuel Your Car With Alligator Fat?

David Mizejewski | Posted 10.21.2011 | Green
David Mizejewski

2011-08-22-Screenshot20110821at8.58.26PM.jpg New research has uncovered a rather odd form of biodiesel: alligator fat.

Suspicious Minds in Alaska

Astrid Caldas | Posted 10.12.2011 | Green
Astrid Caldas

If this study had been from a scientist without Dr. Monnett's visibility and role on the global warming movement, would the media even care? I suspect not.

After Months of Tea Party Attacks on the Environment, Glimmers of Sanity Emerge

Frances Beinecke | Posted 10.09.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

A growing number of GOP lawmakers are starting to question the Tea Party's reckless overreach. They realize that anti-environmental efforts do not reflect the wishes of the American people.

'Extinction Rider' Would Unravel Years of Work Protecting Rare Species

Kieran Suckling | Posted 09.25.2011 | Green
Kieran Suckling

Over the past four decades, the Endangered Species Act has kept extinction at bay for grizzly bears, bald eagles and wolves. We shouldn't deny that opportunity to hundreds more species that desperately need help but have yet to get any.

Why Do the New House Republicans Hate the Bald Eagle?

Leda Huta | Posted 09.25.2011 | Green
Leda Huta

Protecting endangered species should once again be a bipartisan priority. Putting the laws that protect species at risk puts all of us at risk.