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  • Agreement to protect flower across Southeast

    A threatened flower called the Georgia aster that once flourished across the Southeast may find better protection now that a utility company, highway crews and local governments are promising steps to protect it.

  • Feds list lesser prairie chicken as threatened

    The Obama administration said Thursday it is placing a grassland grouse known as the lesser prairie chicken on a list of threatened species, a move that could affect oil and gas drilling, wind farms and other activities in five central and southwestern states.

  • Eagle populations take off in urban areas

    The annoying beeps from trucks backing up in a scrapyard and the throttling of a live rail line haven't dissuaded a pair of bald eagles from nesting for a second season on a desolate bluff above the din in Pittsburgh.

  • This Jan. 16, 2014 photo provided by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife shows an Oregon chub at the William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge near Corvallis, Ore. The tiny fish found only in Oregon has become the first fish in the country removed from Endangered Species Act protection because it no longer faces extinction. It was put on the endangered species list 21 years ago. (AP Photo/Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Rick Swart)

    Feds spending $175K to observe ‘swimming abilities’ of fish

    The FWS already is conducting “cutting-edge fish passage research” at the Bozeman center by observing two fish species, the sauger and the longnose dace, swim.

  • Kid cage at school bus stop.

    Wolves no longer endangered but friends fight their delisting

    Canadian gray wolves are by all accounts thriving in the Northern Rocky Mountains and Great Lakes region, but getting the wolf's removal from the Endangered Species List won't be easy.

  • A polar bear rests with her cubs on pack ice in northern Alaska. A federal judge in 2011 said the Bush administration violated the National Environmental Policy Act by failing to conduct an environmental impact review before issuing its ruling on the status of polar bears under the Endangered Species Act. (Associated Press)

    Ruling impacts on polar bears

    The polar bear landed back in the Obama administration's lap Monday after a federal judge ruled the Interior Department must conduct an environmental review before it can exclude climate change from its strategy in aiding the threatened species.

  • Sand dune lizard

    MILLER: A reptile messes with Texas

    A five-inch reptile has enough power in its tiny claws to hurl thousands of Americans into unemployment lines. It shows how the greenie Obama administration places a higher value on sand-dune lizards than it does on domestic energy production and jobs.

  • Photograph by Michael T. Hill

    NOON: Trading your job for a cute widdle lizard

    The Obama administration wants us to believe that after last year's shellacking, it will really, really focus on jobs, but the announcements and new "pro-business" staff members are just window dressing. While no one is looking, it's continuing its job-killing policies.

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Rep. Rob Bishop, Utah Republican, seen here in March 2009, posted the draft report on his website Friday.

    'Green' red tape said to hinder Border Patrol

    Environmental red tape has at times ensnared the U.S. Border Patrol's efforts to gain control of parts of the U.S.-Mexico border, according to a draft government report that found agents sometimes take a back seat to protecting endangered species in the Southwest's national parks and forests.

Wild horses on the shore of Corolla, N.C., are losing habitat and genetic diversity as vacation homes are being developed. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service considers the herd a nuisance and wants to reduce the number from about 115 today to no more than 60.

    N.C. island thinning herd of wild mustangs

    On a stretch of barrier island without paved roads, the world is getting smaller each year for some of the last wild horses in the Eastern United States.

  • Barred owl called threat to spotted owl

    Green groups are fuming over a study that suggests that the greatest threat to the northern spotted owl may not be chain-saw-happy lumberjacks, but the owl's larger, more aggressive East Coast cousin.

  • Bald eagle recovery falls short

    In coming weeks, politicians and environmental activists will pat each other on the back to celebrate the recovery of the bald eagle and its removal from the Endangered Species List.

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