Endangered species

A Stryker vehicle from the U.S. Army's Company A, 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, returns to base camp at the Yakima Training Center in Yakima, Washington. (Photo by General Dynamics/Getty Images)

$4 Million In US Projects That Aim To Protect Sage Grouse Could Hurt Military

Federal officials have announced more than $4 million in projects in four states as part of a wildfire-fighting strategy but the efforts could hurt training operations at numerous U.S. military facilities in the West.

04/29/2015

A California humpback whale breaches the surface of the water. (NOAA)

Federal Move To Take Most Humpback Whales Off Endangered Species List

The federal government is proposing removing most of the world’s humpback whale population from the endangered species list.

04/20/2015

Male Sage Grouse (Photo Credit: Thinkstock)

Biologists Question Federal Plans To Protect Sage Grouse Bird

The government is preparing insufficient protections for a ground-dwelling bird that has declined significantly over the past century and soon will face a possible endangered species listing.

03/13/2015

The dismantling of the old canitlever portion of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge continued.

Fish Species Endangered By State’s Drought Complicates Bay Bridge’s Old Eastern Span Demolition

A tiny threatened fish could complicate the state’s plans to blow up one of the piers of the old east span of the San Francisco Bay Bridge.

03/10/2015

Sasquatch in costume as the date of former Giant Brian Wilson at the 2012 ESPY Awards. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Endangered Species Designation Proposed For Bigfoot

The Buffalo News reports that Peter Wiemer, who owns the We Wan Chu Cottages, spoke publically before asking the Chatauqua County legislators to become the first governmental body to recognize Bigfoot in such a way.

11/20/2014

California Condor

First Bird Admitted To Oakland Zoo’s New Condor Recovery Center

For the first time ever a California condor is being cared for at a new Oakland Zoo recovery center. The facility makes it possible for Northern California to take part in saving this endangered species.

05/06/2014

File photo of a grey wolf. (AFP PHOTO / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN (Photo credit should read JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN/AFP/Getty Images)

California Cattle Ranchers, Environmentalists Await Delayed Decision On ‘Endangered’ Listing For Gray Wolf

Advocates for the gray wolf in California will have to wait 90 days before learning if the animal will be listed as endangered, a state board decided Wednesday. Ranchers and state wildlife officials oppose granting the species legal protections.

04/16/2014

California Condor

Release Of California Condors Into Wild At Big Sur To Be Webcast

A live-streaming camera will broadcast the release of four endangered California condors into the Big Sur wilderness.

03/24/2014

San Francisquito Creek. (CBS)

Barrier Removed From Peninsula Creek Allows Endangered Fish To Migrate

Representatives of federal, state and local agencies Thursday announced the elimination of a 105-year-old barrier in a creek between Palo Alto and Menlo Park to allow endangered steelhead trout to migrate upstream from San Francisco Bay.

09/05/2013

Hiya, a peregrine falcon (pictured), and her offspring were shot by pellets in seperate shootings in Oakland. A $1,000 reward has been offered to catch the shooter. (CBS)

Federal Wildlife Officials Halt Peregrine Rescues On Bay Area Bridges

Now that the once endangered falcons are flourishing, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says it will no longer permit peregrine chick rescues from Bay Area bridges.

07/20/2013

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