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Groups sue to restore endangered species protection for US northern Rockies wolves

Jul. 10, 2024 17:39 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Six conservation groups have filed a lawsuit challenging a recent federal government decision not to protect wolves in the northern U.S. Rocky Mountain region under the Endangered Species Act, arguing that states are exercising too much leeway to keep the predators' numbers...

Awwww! Four endangered American red wolf pups 'thriving' since birth at Missouri wildlife reserve

Jul. 09, 2024 12:16 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The world's most endangered wolf species got a big boost at a Missouri wildlife reserve — four little puppies born this spring. The April 26 birth of a female American red wolf pup named Otter was followed by a litter of three other pups — Molly and her...

Gleaming monolith pops up in Nevada desert, the latest in a series of quickly vanishing structures

Jun. 20, 2024 21:19 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The strange monolith looks like it could have come from another world. Jutting out of the rocks in a remote mountain range near Las Vegas, the glimmering rectangular prism's reflective surface imitates the vast desert landscape surrounding the mountain peak where...

For the endangered Nashville crayfish, its rebound is both good and bad news

Jun. 19, 2024 00:05 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Dale McGinnity has been turning over rocks in Mill Creek to study the endangered Nashville crayfish for a decade. He hopes to learn whether this little crustacean that makes its home mainly in the urbanized area around its namesake city is being harmed by all the...

New endangered listing for rare lizard could slow oil and gas drilling in New Mexico and West Texas

May. 17, 2024 17:58 PM EDT

Federal wildlife officials declared a rare lizard in southeastern New Mexico and West Texas an endangered species Friday, citing future energy development, sand mining and climate change as the biggest threats to its survival in one of the world’s most lucrative oil and natural gas basins. ...

The federal government plans to restore grizzly bears to the North Cascades region of Washington

Apr. 25, 2024 15:44 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The federal government plans to restore grizzly bears to an area of northwest and north-central Washington, where they were largely wiped out. Plans announced this week by the National Park Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service call for releasing three to seven...