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GOP targets Endangered Species Act as protections lifted

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans are moving forward with legislation to roll back the Endangered Species Act, amid complaints that the 44-year-old law hinders drilling, logging and other activities. The bills come as a federal...Show More Summary

GOP-Led Attack Aims To Chip Away At Endangered Species Act

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

If the efforts succeed, the 1973 law could go the way of the dodo.

These Endangered Pygmy Rabbits Survived a Wildfire by Heading Underground

In 2001, there were just 16 pygmy rabbits living in the wild in Washington state. Thanks to breeding programs at zoos and universities, and protection under the Endangered Species Act, North America's smallest rabbit species started to make a comeback. Show More Summary

Feds Move to Delist Grizzlies – Antis Move to Sue

After more than four decades, the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem population of grizzly bears has been deemed recovered by federal wildlife biologists after far surpassing every threshold required by the Endangered Species Act. The success...Show More Summary

Deep water corals glow in the dark to survive

Corals in shallow waters glow because of fluorescent proteins that act as sunblock, protecting the endangered species from the sun's intense rays.

Feds reviewing status of New England's endangered salmon

The federal government is starting a five-year review of the Gulf of Maine's population of Atlantic salmon, which are listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act. Atlantic salmon were … Click to Continue »

Western governors back Endangered Species Act, with changes

The Republican-dominated Western Governors Association has endorsed the aims of the Endangered Species Act but asked Congress to make changes, including giving states a bigger role and clarifying recovery goals … Click to Continue »

Grizzly Bears Are Now the Victims of the Trump Administration’s Climate Denialism

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced Thursday that the Yellowstone grizzly bear will no longer be listed as protected under the Endangered Species Act. The grizzly’s population has rebounded and it now “stands as one of America’sShow More Summary

Yellowstone grizzly bears to lose Endangered Species protection

SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - Grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park will be stripped of Endangered Species Act safeguards this summer, U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced on Thursday in a move conservation groups vowed to challenge in court.

Trump Officials Just Provided 'a Gift to Trophy Hunting’ in the Form of Yellowstone Grizzly Bears

last monthNews : Newsweek: US

Conservation groups have slammed the decision to remove the Yellowstone Grizzly bear from the Endangered Species Act.

Environmentalists' Public-Lands Enemy Number One

Congressman Rob Bishop of Utah wants to transfer federal land to the states, gut the Endangered Species Act, and eliminate the Antiquities Act—and D.C. is starting to listen

Judge rules federal laws don't protect Oregon in lawsuit

The Endangered Species Act and Clean Water Act don't shield the State of Oregon from a $1.4 billion lawsuit. The Capital Press reported ( ) Thursday a federal judge ruled … Click to Continue »

The Endangered Species Act Won’t Save Animals. It’s Not Designed To.

Of all the measures that U.S. conservationists hold dear, none is more sacrosanct than the Endangered Species Act. Since its introduction in 1973, the ESA has been the major tool used to restore declining populations of hundreds of native wild animals and plants. Show More Summary

The End of Fish

As the the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service determines whether the bluefin tuna should be listed under the Endangered Species Act (spoiler: under Trump it won’t), it’s worth noting that even without climate change drastically changing the temperature and pH balance of the oceans, humans’ insatiable appetite for fish would ensure that basically every species […]

oceanportal: Southern sea otters were listed as threatened under...

oceanportal: Southern sea otters were listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act in the 1970’s. Their population is returning to the California coast and with it, scientists are able to gain a better understanding of their important role in the kelp and seagrass ecosystems they inhabit. Show More Summary

Inside the Effort to Kill Protections for Endangered Animals

The U.S. Endangered Species Act has saved more than 200 species from extinction—but business and political interests want to scuttle it.

Giraffes are in trouble – the US Endangered Species Act can help

By Federico Cheever, Professor of Environmental and Natural Resources Law, University of Denver and Annecoos Wiersema, Professor of International Law, University of Denver. A little protection over here, please? AP Photo/Harry Hamburg On April 19 of this year, five major wildlife protection groups petitioned the United States Fish and Wildlife Service to list the giraffe [...]Show More Summary

Critics say Heller bill would gut Endangered Species Act

Nevada Republican Sen. Dean Heller wants to rewrite the Endangered Species Act to ban any new listings without specific approval from Congress and governors of the states where the fish … Click to Continue »

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