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Declared extinct: Africa’s Western black rhino

November 10, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

VIDEO: New IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, bottom of articleAfrica’s Western black rhino has officially been declared extinct and other subspecies of rhinoceros could follow, according to the latest review by a leading conservation organization. Continue Reading

UPDATE: More than 500 species of plants, animals advanced for U.S. environmental protection

September 29, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

UPDATED 12:56 P.M.The Obama administration is taking steps to extend new federal protections to a list of imperiled animals and plants that reads like a manifest for Noah’s Ark from the melodic golden-winged warbler and slow-moving gopher tortoise, to the slimy American eel and tiny Texas kangaroo rat. Meanwhile, the House member who chairs the appropriations committee is trying to cut a proposed $25 million for the listing program from the budget. Continue Reading

More than 500 species of plants, animals advanced for U.S. environmental protection

September 29, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The Obama administration is taking steps to extend new federal protections to a list of imperiled animals and plants that reads like a manifest for Noah’s Ark from the melodic golden-winged warbler and slow-moving gopher tortoise, to the slimy American eel and tiny Texas kangaroo rat. Continue Reading

Female shortage endangers Isle Royale wolves

March 29, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

After surviving a parvovirus epidemic, bitter winters, hunger and warfare between packs, the gray wolves that roam Michigan’s Isle Royale National Park may go extinct because of what amounts to an unlucky roll of the biological dice: They’re running out of females as the overall population slides. Continue Reading

EXTINCTION: Federal researchers declare end of wild eastern cougar

March 2, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has concluded there are no longer any wild populations of mountain lions in the eastern United States. Researchers believe the subspecies has probably been extinct since the 1930s. Continue Reading