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Study finds Emperor penguin in peril

An international team of scientists studying Emperor penguin populations across Antarctica finds the iconic animals in danger of dramatic declines by the end of the century due to climate change. Their study, ...

Jun 29, 2014 3.3 / 5 (12) 3

US removes gray wolf from endangered list

The US government said Wednesday it is formally removing about 1,300 gray wolves in the Rocky Mountain region from the endangered species list, capping a legal battle that has dragged on for years.

May 04, 2011 4.5 / 5 (8) 90

Believing in the pygmy bunny

Like the Easter Bunny, the Columbia Basin pygmy rabbit of Washington state may soon exist only in our imaginations. None have been seen in the wild since 2004. But a new breeding program is aiming to rebuild ...

Apr 20, 2011 5 / 5 (6) 3 | with audio podcast

Panel issues report on gray wolf science

As the Endangered Species Act (ESA) celebrated its 40th anniversary at the end of 2013, its administrative agency, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), was mired in controversy. At issue was a proposal to remove the ...

Feb 07, 2014 5 / 5 (4) 0

US appeals court allows wolf hunts

A federal appeals court on Wednesday rejected a lawsuit from conservation groups that want to block wolf hunting and trapping that have killed more than 500 of the predators across the Northern Rockies in ...

Mar 15, 2012 3.4 / 5 (5) 26