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Endangered Animals

Obama Opens East Coast To Oil Exploration For First Time In Decades

AP | JASON DEAREN | Posted 07.18.2014 | Green

ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Obama administration is reopening the Eastern Seaboard to offshore oil and gas exploration, approving seismic s...

Hints Of Hope Emerge In Deadly American Bat Plague

Mother Nature Network | Russell McLendon | Posted 07.13.2014 | Green

This story originally appeared on Mother Nature Network. About 6 million American bats have died from white-nose syndrome since its mysterious 2006...

Researchers Work To Save 'Snot Otters' Disappearing From Streams

AP | By RICK CALLAHAN | Posted 07.10.2014 | Green

CORYDON, Ind. (AP) — With a long, slimy body and beady eyes, North America's largest salamander wouldn't top any cutest animal lists. The hellbender...

Could This Plan Save The Endangered Florida Panther?

Reuters | Posted 07.05.2014 | Green

By Letitia Stein TAMPA, Fla., July 5 (Reuters) - The endangered Florida panther, running out of room to prowl as its numbers rebound, ...

Blue Whales, Collateral Damage, and the U.S. Navy's Avoidable War on Whales

Joel Reynolds | Posted 07.01.2014 | Green
Joel Reynolds

Among a wide range of potential harms, scientists have found that high-powered Navy sonar disrupts blue whale feeding, halting their deep-foraging dives, displacing them from krill patches, and silencing their calls.

'Shark Girl' Fighting To Save The Ocean's Top Predator

Mother Nature Network | Gerri Miller | Posted 06.14.2014 | Green

This story originally appeared on Mother Nature Network. In the hierarchy of the ocean, sharks are the apex predator, not the prey. But the fearsom...

Armadillo, World Cup Mascot, Threatened With Extinction

Reuters | Posted 06.12.2014 | Green

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO, June 12 (Reuters) - The armadillo, mascot of the FIFA World Cup, is threatened with e...

How Should We Honor Earth Day?

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 06.22.2014 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

When did conservation become a polarizing political issue, when it has been, for the past century, a defining characteristic of American values and the American spirit?

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.

Quarter Of Europe's Bumblebees Face Extinction

Reuters | Posted 06.02.2014 | Green

OSLO, April 2 (Reuters) - Almost a quarter of Europe's bumblebees are at risk of extinction due to loss of habitats and climate change, threatening ...

Group Retracing 1,200-Mile Journey Of Famed Wolf

AP | By JEFF BARNARD | Posted 05.19.2014 | Green

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Wildlife advocates are preparing to retrace the 1,200-mile path of a wandering wolf whose trek in 2011 across Oregon and Ca...

This May Be The Worst Poaching Video You Ever Watch (GRAPHIC)

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 03.04.2014 | Green

For anyone who questions whether rhinos, tigers, elephants or any of the hundreds of other threatened species need saving, you need to watch this. ...

WATCH: You Have To Be Pretty Brave To Rescue A Shark

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 02.25.2014 | Green

When a diver spotted a struggling grey nurse shark off a Sydney beach, her gills encircled by a biting elastic cord and breathing labored, he immediat...

Endangered 'Water Monster' Sighted After Fears Of Disappearance

AP | TERESA DE MIGUEL | Posted 04.26.2014 | Green

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's salamander-like axolotl apparently hasn't disappeared from its only known natural habitat in Mexico City's few remaining...

Fish and Wildlife Service: It's Time for a Serious Course Correction on Wolves

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 04.20.2014 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

I cannot say I was surprised by the recent peer review report on wolf delisting from a panel of independent scientists. They unanimously concluded that the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service's proposal to strip federal protections for gray wolves across nearly all of the lower 48 states was not supported by the best available science.

Hastings' Endangered Species Act "Reform" Is the Movie Groundhog Day All Over Again

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 04.14.2014 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

Are we a country that still believes we should protect our nation's imperiled wildlife heritage for future generations?

The Verdict: Science Behind Stripping Wolf Protections Fatally Flawed

Noah Greenwald | Posted 04.12.2014 | Green
Noah Greenwald

Unless the Obama administration follows the advice of the best science to preserve Endangered Species Act protections for America's wolves, we can be sure they will once again be pushed toward the brink of extinction.

This Is The First Fish Ever Taken Off The Endangered Species List

AP | JEFF BARNARD | Posted 02.04.2014 | Green

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A tiny minnow that lives only in Oregon backwaters is the first fish ever taken off U.S. Endangered Species Act protection ...

Saving Emperor Penguins Requires Swift Climate Action

Shaye Wolf | Posted 03.26.2014 | Green
Shaye Wolf

Emperor penguins live in one of the most isolated places on earth. But neither that isolation nor their legendary powers of endurance can protect these icons of wild Antarctica from the deadly consequences of our planet's rising temperatures and changing oceans.

Alissa Scheller

You Should Be Worried About Lions Living In Countries That Can't Afford Conservation

HuffingtonPost.com | Alissa Scheller | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

African lions are in decline -- they currently number about 35,000, and researchers say the situation is critical in West Africa, where there are only...

Rare Monk Seal Pup Is Born On Hawaii Beach, Entire State Dies From Cuteness

Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

Forget the first baby born in 2014, Hawaii is all abuzz about the first monk seal pup born in the new year. The Hawaiian monk seal is the second-m...

Lions Nearing Extinction In West Africa, And We Didn't Even Know It

| Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

By John R. Platt (Click here for original article) Physically and emotionally demanding. That’s how Philipp Henschel, Lion Program Survey Coordi...

11 Animals We May Allow To Go Extinct Because They're Not Cute And Fuzzy

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

In 2012, nearly $1 billion was donated in the name of environmental preservation to just three charities: The Conservation Fund, the World Wildlife Fu...

Affirming Our All-American Conservation Values Through the Endangered Species Act

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 02.19.2014 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

After 40 important years of protecting America's wildlife for future generations, we find ourselves at a familiar crossroads, similar to where our leaders stood when they originally passed the ESA.

Who's Killing Hawaii's Monk Seals?

Civil Beat | Nathan Eagle and Sophie Cocke | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

Last year, a man on the Hawaii island of Molokai confessed to killing an endangered Hawaiian monk seal — and nothing happened. He didn't just whi...