October 26, 2021

A [US] federal judge just granted grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone a huge favor ahead of hunting season

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By Laura Zuckerman, Reuters From Business Insider A federal judge on Monday ordered Endangered Species Act protections restored to grizzlies in and around Yellowstone National Park. The move effectively puts on ice plans for the first licensed trophy hunts of the bears in the region in more than 40 years. The outcome caps one of […]

Volleyball players kill hundreds of baby birds off Alabama coast

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By Beth Dalbey From Patch National To sweep the surface of a 2-acre offshore sandbar at the mouth of Mobile Bay for their Fourth of July fun, a group of volleyball players unthinkingly plucked the eggs from the simple sand nests of a large colony of least terns, likely killing more than 100 birds before […]

Something huge just happened to the Manatee

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From Morning Ticker It’s an important development for the manatee that could have a tremendous impact on its future as a species. There’s some very big news for the manatee, and if you love this big graceful water cow, it’s good news as well, as it has been officially removed from the endangered list. That’s […]

Feds delay endangered bumblebee’s protection

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By Mariella Moon From engadget The rusty patched bumblebee would’ve been the first endangered bumblebee species. The rusty patched bumblebee was supposed to be officially added to the endangered species list on February 10th. Unfortunately, the insect’s fate is now uncertain: a Federal Register notice filed on January 20th says the Trump administration has put […]

Rare Caribbean lizards on the verge of extinction

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From Jamaica Observer ST PETERSBURG (CMC) – The US Fish and Wildlife Service on Monday announced that seven species of Caribbean skinks or lizards may qualify for Endangered Species Act protection. The rare lizards from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands are on the knife’s edge of extinction due to introduced predators and habitat destruction. […]