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Alaska Rep. Don Young, Opposing Protections for Lower 48 Wolves, Suggests They Might Cure 'Homeless Problem'

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

Alaska Rep. Don Young linked the U.S. homeless population to the wolf population in an outburst Thursday before the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee. After it became national news, with headlines quoting him as saying wolves would get rid of homeless people, he released a statement saying people may have "misunderstood my comments."

Oregon Minnow Is First Fish Taken Off Endangered List

AP | By JEFF BARNARD | Posted 04.19.2015 | Green

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A tiny minnow that lives only in backwaters in Oregon's Willamette Valley is the first fish to be formally removed from End...

Hatred Is the New Wolf Management Plan in Idaho

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 06.17.2014 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

What's wrong with Idaho? The state demanded from the federal government the opportunity to manage wolves within their borders and they are now completely blowing it. Instead of continued recovery, what we're seeing is no less than a war on wolves.

These Animals Are Alive Today Because Of The Endangered Species Act

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.08.2014 | Green

For over 40 years, the Endangered Species Act has been saving plants and animals from extinction. Co-administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Se...

The Kirtland's Warbler--Tiny Bird. Big Pluck!

Huron Pines | Posted 02.16.2014 | Science
Huron Pines

By Joy Leisen, Special Projects Coordinator, Huron Pines Mystery, intrigue, tragedy, controversy, and even murder--the story of the Kirtland's warb...

Scientists Identify More Than 2,300 'Irreplaceable' Places

Posted 11.23.2013 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Russell McLendon: An international team of scientists has made a list of Earth's most "irreplaceable" places, highligh...

Lawmakers Push To Take Gray Wolf Off Endangered Species List

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 03.25.2013 | Green

More than 70 members of Congress wrote to the Obama administration last week requesting that the gray wolf be removed from the endangered species list...

The Newest Species To Make Endangered List Thanks To Climate Change

AP | DAN JOLING | Posted 12.22.2012 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Two types of ice seals joined polar bears Friday on the list of species threatened by the loss of sea ice, which scientists say r...

Group Sues To Protect Rare Hawaiian Dolphin

AP | AUDREY McAVOY | Posted 07.22.2012 | Green

HONOLULU (AP) — An environmental group on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against the National Marine Fisheries Service to force a decision on whether it wi...

Young Bald Eagle Shot, Wounded Near State Park

Posted 01.02.2012 | Chicago

Conservation police say the juvenile bald eagle found wounded in north central Illinois was shot, in violation of federal law that protects the former...

Too Cute To Die: Images Of Threatened Animals

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 11.24.2011 | Green

Some 8.7 million unique species live on Earth. But thanks to hunting, environmental destruction and climate change, a growing number continue to make ...

Where Will Leos Be Without Lions?

Jeffrey Flocken | Posted 10.08.2011 | Green
Jeffrey Flocken

No other animal quite commands the attention of the jungle like the lion. But imagine if lions went extinct -- what symbol could take its place?

'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.

Judge Rejects Efforts To Delay Protecting Sage Grouse, Fracking And Construction Work May Be Affected

AP | By MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 08.31.2011 | Green

BILLINGS, Mont. -- A federal judge has rejected the government's attempt to delay a lawsuit seeking protections for imperiled sage grouse across the W...

Denver Zoo Team Heads To Vietnam

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 08.31.2011 | Denver

The Denver Zoo along with colleagues from the University of Colorado and the University of San Diego are taking a trip to Vietnam to foster conservati...

Who's Afraid for/of the Big Bad Wolf?

M. Sanjayan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
M. Sanjayan

In the slim light of dawn, preoccupied with brewing coffee, I glance out the window of my cabin and see three dark shapes moving in single file over the open hills. Coyotes perhaps? No, wolves.

Poachers Kill Rare White Rhino In Kenya

AP | TOM MALITI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NAIROBI, Kenya — A group of poachers have killed a southern white rhino, an endangered species whose worldwide population is estimated at just 1...

10 of Nature's Tiniest Animals (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Barbara Fenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

We here at HuffPost Green love to celebrate nature's diversity but this collection of creatures are united by their miniature dimensions. Flip through...

Mojave Desert Tortoise : Endangered Species List's High Roller

AP | MIKE STARK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

SALT LAKE CITY — Leathery, shy and a bit world-weary, the Mojave desert tortoise doesn't come across as a high-roller. But among land-going critt...

Bush To Relax Endangered Species Regulations Before Obama Can Reverse Them

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Animals and plants in danger of becoming extinct could lose the protection of government experts who make sure that dams, highways ...

Obama To Use Executive Orders For Immediate Environmental Impact

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — President-elect Obama plans to use his executive powers to make an immediate impact when he takes office, perhaps reversing Bush ad...

World's Most Bizarre Endangered Species (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

To quote WebEcoist, "the ugly redheaded stepchildren of the animal kingdom don't get much attention," and some of these neglected animals are at a cri...