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

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

(File photo.  Credit: Thinkstock)

Hearing Held To Determine Economic Impact Of Putting Common Bat On Endangered Species List

A hearing was held in Harrisburg this past week to consider the federal plan to add the Long Eared Bat to the Endangered Species list. The idea was met with much opposition.

09/14/2014

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Philadelphia Schoolchildren Make Video Plea On Behalf Of Critically Endangered Species

The request is an entry in this year’s Albert M. Greenfield Foundation Unless Contest at the Philadelphia Zoo.

02/19/2014

(Josh First, a sportsman and self-described conservative, wants laws protecting endangered species in Pennsylvania to remain intact.  Credit: Tony Romeo)

Pa. Groups Say Proposed Legislation Will Further Endanger Endangered Species

Josh First, a sportsman and self-described conservative, says if the aim of the bill is to pave the way for natural gas extraction or other business activities, it will not work.

11/07/2013

("Mighty Mike," the American alligator at the Adventure Aquarium.  Credit: John McDevitt)

Adventure Aquarium Marks ‘Endangered Species Day’ With Animals and Activities

Visitors were standing in line to see Mighty Mike, the aquarium’s fourteen-foot, 800-pound American alligator.

05/17/2013

(Photo provided by Philadelphia Zoo)

Philadelphia Zoo’s New Snow Leopard Cubs Meet An Enraptured Public

The brothers were born June 9th and have since grown to about 28 pounds each.

11/17/2011