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Threatened Species

'Cigarettes For Bees' May Be Responsible For The Insect's Decline

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 04.22.2015 | Green

Bees may be getting buzzed on a harmful insecticide contributing to their massive decline, researchers reported Wednesday. Two studies released by ...

Take A Ride On The Back Of A Giant Endangered Turtle

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 04.07.2015 | Green

As far as adaptation goes, many turtle species have been unable to keep up with our rapidly changing planet. The giant South American river turtle is ...

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."

Can Big Data Save The Last Of India's Wild Tigers?

Ensia | Roger Drouin | Posted 01.15.2015 | Green

This story originally appeared on Ensia. Traveling in small, nomadic groups, carrying knives, axes and steel traps, tiger poachers in India have lo...

Xavier Cortada's Art: Inspired by Science, and Uniquely Miami

Erin N. Marcus, M.D. | Posted 01.26.2015 | Arts
Erin N. Marcus, M.D.

It had all the trappings of a typical Miami funeral. The eulogists, stifling their tears. The aria, Handel's mournful Piangero la Sorte Mia. The loud lamentations of the black laced lloradera.

New Protections For Threatened Bird Could Bring Drilling Restrictions

AP | By DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 01.12.2015 | Green

DENVER (AP) — Federal officials granted protection to the Gunnison sage grouse on Wednesday, a move that could bring restrictions on oil and gas dri...

A Health Check-up for Our Environment -- Ignored at Our Own Risk

Peter Bosshard | Posted 01.11.2015 | Green
Peter Bosshard

The Chinese river dolphin has disappeared before our eyes within only two generations. Will we change course before other branches on the tree of life die off? It would be foolish to assume that we can somehow maintain our prosperity and our very future without the rich biodiversity on Planet Earth.

This Orphaned Otter Pup Is Slowly Learning How To Otter

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 11.05.2014 | Green

An orphaned 5-week-old southern sea otter now has a second chance at life, thanks to round-the-clock care from staff at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium. T...

Manatees May Soon Lose Their Endangered Status

AP | By JENNIFER KAY | Posted 10.29.2014 | Green

MIAMI (AP) — As they do whenever they visit Florida, Greg Groff and his young daughter stopped by the manatee pool at Miami Seaquarium, where the sp...

Florida Preserve Lets Visitors Hang Out With Wolves

AP | MELISSA NELSON-GABRIEL | Posted 10.01.2014 | Green


This State's Putting Up A Big Reward For Sea Otter Hunter

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 04.03.2014 | Green

A sea otter hunter is still on the loose six months authorities found three of the three of the adorable, threatened creatures shot and killed in Nort...

Fat Farm For Elephants To Open Soon

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 01.31.2014 | Green

Humans aren’t the only species in the animal kingdom with an obesity problem. A foundation in Northern California plans to open an elephant “fat f...

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...

Back From the Brink to Back to the Brink: Species Conservation in a Complicated World

Charles Knapp, Ph.D. | Posted 11.30.2013 | Green
Charles Knapp, Ph.D.

When you think of bringing endangered species back from the brink of extinction, you might picture the California condor or the bald eagle. You probably don't think of the Jamaican iguana.

Could These Little Mice Save Threatened Midwestern Prairies?

AP | Posted 09.30.2013 | Green

GRAYSLAKE, Ill. (AP) — To most people, mice are pests. But on a prairie, they are a source of life and vitality. Scien...

Declining Iguana Population Signals Trouble in Paradise

Charles Knapp, Ph.D. | Posted 03.25.2013 | Green
Charles Knapp, Ph.D.

Tropical islands brim with wildlife: brightly feathered and boisterous birds, towering palm trees and, of course, scaly lizards. Unfortunately, contrary to popular belief, many lizards are disappearing before our eyes.

How Dogs Help Protect Threatened Species

Posted 01.10.2013 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Laura Moss: In 2005, the Little Penguin population of Australia’s Middle Island dropped to fewer than 10 birds. When...

WATCH: The World's 'Biggest And Baddest' Animals

Posted 01.03.2013 | Green

"There's something intrinsically fascinating about the animals that are either the largest or the most dangerous in the world," says Niall McCann. ...

After Losing Federal Protections, Will They Be Hunted?

AP | By MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 02.04.2013 | Green

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — With bear-human conflicts on the rise, wildlife managers in the Northern Rockies are laying the groundwork for trophy hunts f...

Endangered Wildlife Reflects Troubled Waters

Leda Huta | Posted 01.14.2013 | Green
Leda Huta

The Endangered Species Coalition just released a report detailing 10 imperiled water-related ecosystems, and the imperiled wildlife that depend on them. Pay attention: there's probably a lake or river near you on the list.

PHOTOS: The World's 100 Most Threatened Species

Posted 09.21.2012 | Green

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the Zoological Society of London recently released a list of the 100 Most Threatened Spe...

PHOTOS: Magnificent Species On The Brink

Posted 09.05.2012 | Green

By OurAmazingPlanet Staff: Some of Asia's most magnificent animals are at a crossroads and may not survive if steps aren't taken to save...

Interactive Map Shows Locations Of 25,000 Species

Posted 05.14.2012 | Green

By InnovationNewsDaily Staff: What Map of Life wants to answer is simple, but difficult: Where in the world do plants and animals live? The freely ...

PHOTOS: Tiger Overload!

Posted 05.07.2012 | Green

Some may seem ferocious and terrifying, others cute and cuddly, but all tigers share one thing in common -- they're an endangered species. Tigers (Pan...

Several Rabbit Species Threatened By Climate Change

Posted 04.08.2012 | Green

The Easter Bunny may be a welcome visitor for children, but some of his brethren are facing great challenges. Several notable rabbit species are becom...