Biologists at the main federal agency that oversees the Endangered Species Act have concluded that they cannot endorse a $1.1 billion plan to raise the height of the dam at California's largest reservoir, Shasta Lake, because of its impact on endangered salmon.
Visitors to northern forests in coming decades probably will see a very different set of trees as the climate warms, a new study shows. The study used a unique long-term outdoor experiment to examine the effects of climate change on trees in the boreal forest along the U.S.-Canadian border.
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) issued the following statement after introducing the Endangered Species Act (ESA) Settlement Reform Act, which would give impacted local parties a voice in the settlement process of ESA litigation between special interest groups and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS). Cornyn fought for similar legislation during previous sessions of Congress. . . .
The Environment Ministry has warned that a large number of endangered species and products made from them, including furs, are being traded on Internet auction websites and that this may violate a law.
The future of a 610-mile oil pipeline that cuts across northern Minnesota could rest with the fate of a tiny bat. The $2.6 billion pipeline carrying crude oil from the Bakken fields to refineries in Superior, Wisconsin, faces a major obstacle in the form of the northern long-eared bat, the Associated Press reports. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering whether to declare the bat an endangered species, and if they do, it could delay the pipeline project or force Enbridge Energy to alt
In my 50 plus years on this Earth I've seen this only once. It is everything they claim and more and I'll never forget how awesome it was watching them. Sadly, every year here in the USA Wildlife Services kills these birds by the millions as a pest. Our Grandchildren will probably never witness this beautiful natural phenomena of Nature.
The wild tiger Panthera tigris is considered critically endangered, and it faces unprecedented threats, including habitat loss and fragmentation, depletion of prey, and continued illegal poaching for trade of tiger bones for traditional medicine and skins for ornamentation and collection. A recent survey in Beijing revealed that people hold clear positions on arguments for and against the ban on tiger trade and were inclined to support the ban on trading tiger products.