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Endangered Species Act
February 10, 2017
The plight of the bumble bee
A regulatory freeze issued by the White House on Inauguration Day delayed the listing of the rusty patched bumble bee on the endangered species...
February 10, 2017 - 11:20pm
December 1, 2016
Spike in Yellowstone grizzly bear deaths tied to conflicts with humans
SALMON, Idaho, Dec 1 (Reuters) - U.S. wildlife managers at Yellowstone National Park are reporting an unusually high number of grizzly bear deaths,...
December 1, 2016 - 3:10pm
April 5, 2016
Judge orders Fish and Wildlife Service to address climate threat to wolverines
SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - A federal judge on Monday rejected a decision by U.S. wildlife managers to deny wolverines Endangered Species Act protection,...
April 5, 2016 - 12:14pm
October 28, 2015
Guest Opinion: Wolves need protection
After three decades of federal protection and amazing efforts by biologists, hunters and wolf advocates, wolves are just beginning to have stable populations in some of their former range in Minnesota. This is a testament to the effectiveness of the Endangered Species Act, and much...
October 28, 2015 - 6:20pm
April 1, 2015
Northern long-eared bat listed as threatened species
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced Wednesday it is protecting the northern long-eared bat as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), primarily due to the threat posed by white-nose syndrome, a fungal disease that has devastated many bat populations. "Bats...
April 1, 2015 - 8:50pm
January 20, 2015
Health, status of northern long eared bat could pose threat to Sandpiper pipeline
As the snail darter did decades ago, a species of bat in northern Minnesota may pose a major obstacle to a controversial construction project. The proposed Sandpiper oil pipeline, intended to carry crude from the North Dakota oilfields to Superior, Wis., would run for 150 miles...
January 20, 2015 - 2:55pm
January 14, 2015
Draft bill circulating to again remove federal protection of wolves
DULUTH - U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn. has signed onto draft legislation that a Wisconsin congressman is circulating that, if passed and signed by the president, would once again remove federal protections from wolves in the Great Lakes region and Wyoming. Rep. Reid Ribble,...
January 14, 2015 - 10:42am
December 30, 2014
Monarch butterfly eyed for possible endangered species protection
Dec 30 (Reuters) - Monarch butterflies may warrant U.S. Endangered Species Act protection because of farm-related habitat loss blamed for sharp...
December 30, 2014 - 11:43am
December 19, 2014
U.S. judge restores Endangered Species Act protections to Great Lakes gray wolves
(Reuters) - A federal judge on Friday restored U.S. Endangered Species Act protections to gray wolves in the western Great Lakes in a decision hailed by wildlife advocates for halting wolf hunting and trapping planned in such states as Minnesota and Wisconsin. U.S. wildlife managers...
December 19, 2014 - 10:35pm
June 18, 2014
Conservation group demands restoration of grizzly bears to most of native range
SALMON, Idaho, June 18 (Reuters) - A conservation group pushed U.S. wildlife managers on Wednesday to take steps to restore grizzly bears to western states such as California or be sued for failing to comply with provisions of the Endangered Species Act. The outsized, hump-shouldered...
June 18, 2014 - 1:38pm