The Endangered Species Act was enacted by Congress in 1973 to protect species threatened with extinction. To receive protection, a species must first be listed as endangered or threatened. A two-year timeline for the process was established in 1982 by a Congressional amendment to the ESA. Show More Summary
I just fished out this January 2013 CRS report by M. Lynne Corn, Kristina Alexander, and Eugene H. Buck: The Endangered Species Act and "Sound Science". Lest you question its relevance to water, consider how many times the ESA has been used to effect changes in water use, management, etc....
A decision by the US Fish and Wildlife Service to remove the gray wolf from protection under the US Endangered Species Act may be made as early as this fall. Research presents strong evidence that the scientific reason advanced by the service for delisting the gray wolf is incorrect.
Scientists from around the world are calling for increased efforts to protect many of the Earth’s largest and most enchanting species before humanity wipes them out. In an open letter published Wednesday in the journal BioScience, 43...Show More Summary
The key to protecting endangered species: Currently, more than 1,500 species are listed under the Endangered Species Act of 1973. As of January, though, critical habitat has been designated for 704 listed species, according to the latest figures from the U.S. Show More Summary
Photo by Harald Olsen/NTNU/Flickr, courtesy The new amendment would remove Endangered Species Act protections from the gray wolf. Last week, the House of Representatives approved an amendment to a $32-billion appropriations bill for funding government...Show More Summary
In the movie When Harry Met Sally, Sally Albright orders a piece of pie in a restaurant saying, “I'd like the pie heated and I don't want the ice cream on top, I want it on the side, and I'd like strawberry instead of vanilla if youShow More Summary
One of the most frustrating elements for me of the toxic political climate today is how little facts seem to matter anymore in public discourse. It’s become a common belief that the Endangered Species Act hasn’t worked because, since its passage in 1973, only a handful of species have recovered enough to be de-listed. Show More Summary
Pacific bluefin tuna could be off-limits for U.S. fishermen if federal scientists agree to protect the coveted game fish under the Endangered Species Act. The Center for Biological Diversity, with more than a dozen groups including Greenpeace, Earthjustice and the Sierra Club, has petitioned the...
Environmental groups have asked the U.S. to give the prized fish protection under the Endangered Species Act. Some scientists and activists say the chances are slim but the action is long overdue.
An alliance of environmental groups has petitioned the National Marine Service to consider bluefin tuna and its habitat to be endangered, due to overfishing.
Just days after PETA notified Dade City’s Wild Things (DCWT) of its intent to sue under the Endangered Species Act, another lawsuit against DCWT is scheduled for the first... The post Update: Feds’ Lawsuit Against Dade City’s Wild Things Heads to Court appeared first on PETA.
When most people think about the Endangered Species Act, they think about wolves, polar bears or salmon. Less known is the quiet and remarkable work the Act has done to save so many of America's birds from winging off into extinction. This...Show More Summary
PETA intends to present evidence that Dade City's Wild Things is abusive and a habitual violator of the Endangered Species Act. The post ‘Nightmarish Tiger Sweatshop’ Gets Notice of PETA’s Intent to Sue appeared first on PETA.
In a world that’s often full of tragedy, every now and then some good news comes along to restore one’s...
The grizzly, or brown, bear in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is posed to lose protections under the Endangered Species Act. Jim Peaco, Yellowstone National Park via flickr By Jeremy T. Bruskotter, The Ohio State University; John A Vucetich, Michigan Technology University, and Robyn S. Show More Summary
Supreme Court should clarify whether agency has discretion to ignore any and all costs in designating Endangered Species Act habitat [Ilya Shapiro and Randal John Meyer on Cato certiorari amicus in Building Industry Association of the Bay Area v. Show More Summary
Ilya Shapiro, Randal John Meyer “It is not rational, never mind ‘appropriate,’ to impose billions of dollars in economic costs in return for a few dollars in health or environmental benefits,” the Supreme Court held last year in Michigan v. Show More Summary
One in five animal and plant species in the United States -- nearly 1,300 total species -- is at risk of extinction. The post With Endangered Species Act Under Attack, Obama Manages to Score 99 Wildlife Wins appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Hawaii’s endangered hawksbill sea turtles have been protected under the Endangered Species Act since 1978. So why are their population numbers still so low? Catch up on the latest research from Dr. Kyle Van Houtan, Monterey Bay Aquarium’s director of science, and learn how plastic pollution keeps baby hawksbill turtles from thriving.