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Endangered Animals

The Passenger Pigeon, A Requiem

Carl Safina | Posted 09.03.2014 | Green
Carl Safina

As I think of what we are doing to elephants, coral reefs, Bluefin tuna, the great apes and the great cats, today on this sad centennial I wonder whether humanity ever really learned the lesson of the passenger pigeon.

Art in Aspen? Looks an Awful Lot Like Wildlife Exploitation

Kieran Suckling | Posted 08.18.2014 | Green
Kieran Suckling

The Aspen Art Museum in Colorado is hosting a controversial exhibit from Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang featuring three African sulcata tortoises, each affixed with a pair of iPads stuck directly to their massive shells.

Wildlife Officials Take Unusual Step To Save Endangered Tortoises

AP | Posted 08.17.2014 | Green

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The federal government is taking the unusual step of beginning to sterilize an endangered species it is trying to save. ...

The House's Continued Assault on Endangered Species

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 07.29.2014 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

Our political leaders are drifting radically off course, abandoning values we've embraced for generations. Don't let the voices of the powerful few outweigh the interests of the majority of us who know the importance of conserving biological diversity in our country.

Interview: 99.9% of Species Ever on Earth Are Extinct Now

Richard Ha | Posted 07.24.2014 | Hawaii
Richard Ha

This is Dr. Shane Burgess again, dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at the University of Arizona, talking this time about how 99.9 percent of all species that ever lived on the earth are now extinct.

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

AP | JASON DEAREN | Posted 09.17.2014 | 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 09.09.2014 | 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 09.04.2014 | 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 08.31.2014 | 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 08.12.2014 | 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...