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Rusty patched bumblebee now an endangered species

The rusty patched bumblebee has become the first bee species in the continental U.S. to be declared endangered after suffering a dramatic population decline over the past 20 years, federal officials said Tuesday.

dateJan 10, 2017 in Ecology
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Protections rejected for American pika, other species

Federal officials on Tuesday rejected greater protections for four species including the rabbit-like American pika, which researchers warn is disappearing from areas of the Western U.S. as climate change alters its mountain ...

dateSep 13, 2016 in Ecology
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Many endangered species face long waits for protection

The Endangered Species Act (ESA) 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 in a process that is administered ...

dateAug 11, 2016 in Ecology
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