Endangered Species Act

This Dec. 5, 2014 file photo shows a grizzly bear roams his pen, at Denver Zoo.  (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley,File)

Bears, eagles, seals: How endangered animals fare

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. government has spent billions of dollars trying to save more than 1,500 animal and plant species listed as endangered or threatened. A group of House Republicans say that’s translated […]


An Oregon State Fish biologist pulls a hand full of Oregon Chub from the waters of a pond near Dexter, Oregon as part of a research project in this April 2008 file photo. (AP Photo/The Register-Guard, Chris Pietsch, File)

Minnow to be 1st fish taken off endangered list

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A tiny minnow that lives only in Oregon backwaters is becoming the first fish ever taken off U.S. Endangered Species Act protection because it is no longer threatened with extinction. […]


A bald eagle files in Utah. (AP Photo/Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, Lynn Chamberlain)

Changes sought for endangered act

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Republicans in Congress on Tuesday called for an overhaul to the Endangered Species Act to curtail environmentalists’ lawsuits and give more power to states, but experts say broad changes to one […]


No endangered species status for ashy storm petrel

  SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Federal biologists have turned down Endangered Species Act protection for the ashy storm-petrel, a sea bird that breeds on islands off the California coast. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service […]


An orca whale breaches as the pod swims through Liberty Bay in Poulsbo, Wash., July 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Kitsap Sun, Meegan M. Reid, file)

Puget Sound killer whales to stay protected

Seattle (AP) — Killer whales that spend their summers in Puget Sound are a distinct population group and will remain protected under the Endangered Species Act, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Friday. NOAA’s […]


Loggerhead sea turtle

Groups sue feds over loggerhead turtle protections

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Conservation groups are suing federal wildlife and fisheries officials, claiming the government missed a legally mandated deadline to create protection zones for endangered loggerhead sea turtles.


A circus elephant

Animal rights group settles lawsuit with Ringling

WASHINGTON (AP) — An animal rights group will pay Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus $9.3 million to settle a lawsuit the circus filed after courts found that activists paid a former circus worker for his help in claiming the circus abused elephants.


California: Where US Senate candidates stand on key issues

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Stances on key issues by Democratic U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Republican challenger Elizabeth Emken.


Feds approve first leg of Calif. high-speed rail

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – The Federal Railroad Administration gave its approval Wednesday for construction on the first phase of California’s high-speed rail system, clearing the final technical hurdle for construction to start next year on […]



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