TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Federal officials are declaring victory in their four-decade campaign to rescue the gray wolf, a predator the government once considered a nuisance and tried to exterminate.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Obama administration on Friday proposed lifting most remaining federal protections for gray wolves across the Lower 48 states, a move that would end four decades of recovery efforts but some scientists criticized as premature.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The National Marine Fisheries Service announced Thursday it will consider listing a population of harbor seals that live in a freshwater Alaska lake as a threatened or endangered species, a decision that could affect the massive Pebble Mine development project.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder signed a bill Wednesday that clears the way to schedule Michigan's first gray wolf hunting season since the resurgent predator, reviled by some as a menace to farm animals and beloved by others as a symbol of untamed wildness, was driven to the brink of extinction in the lower 48 states a half-century ago.
HONOLULU (AP) — A group of Hawaii fishermen is asking the federal government to remove northern Pacific humpback whales from the endangered species list, saying the population has steadily grown since the international community banned commercial whaling nearly 50 years ago.
Reps. Doc Hastings, R-Wash., and Frank Lucas,R-Okla., called on the National Research Council to revamp its risk assessment report on pesticides and their relationship to the Endangered Species Act, Farm Futures reports.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The U.S. is allowing a hunter to bring a slain African rhinoceros back to Wisconsin, the first time American officials have allowed a black rhinoceros hunting trophy to be imported since the animal was listed as endangered in 1980.
Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., is pressing Democrats on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee to reject the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg's compromise chemical safety bill because she doesn't think the legislation is strong enough, Roll Call reports.