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US names red knot bird a threatened species

A rust-colored shorebird known for a nearly 20,000-mile migration will now receive federal protection, setting the stage for states to coordinate preservation plans for the dwindling species.

Dec 09, 2014
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Groups sue to protect walrus from drilling

Six environmental groups have asked a judge to throw out a federal agency rule that concluded oil company exploration off Alaska's northwest coast will have a negligible effect on walrus.

Nov 10, 2014
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Alaska refuge proposes killing invasive caribou

Federal wildlife officials are considering deadly measures to keep an Alaska big game animal introduced more than 50 years ago to a remote island in the Aleutians from expanding its range.

Oct 01, 2014
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Manatees could lose their endangered species status

About 2,500 manatees have perished in Florida over the last four years, heightening tension between conservationists and property owners as federal officials prepare to decide whether to down-list the creature to threatened ...

Aug 19, 2014
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US mulls lifting protected status for grizzly bear

US wildlife managers on Thursday recommended lifting endangered species protection for grizzly bears in Yellowstone National Park, which, if approved, could open the way for them to be hunted again.

Dec 12, 2013
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National survey finds frog abnormalities rare

A 10-year study shows some good news for frogs and toads on national wildlife refuges. The rate of abnormalities such as shortened or missing legs was less than 2 percent overall—indicating that the malformations ...

Nov 20, 2013
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