The Charger Bulletin

Judge sets deadlines in polar bear listing case

Maideline Sanchez

November 5, 2010

From the Associated Press ANCHORAGE, Alaska – A federal court judge is giving the Interior Department until Dec. 23 to explain why polar bears are listed as a "threatened" species instead of the more-protective "endangered." The written order issued Thursday by U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan...

Groups sue to make rare flying squirrel endangered

Maideline Sanchez

November 13, 2009

From the Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Environmental groups are suing the federal government to return a type of flying squirrel to the endangered species list. The small nocturnal squirrel is only found in higher elevations of West Virginia and one county in Virginia. The U.S. Fish and W...

Group wants 83 coral species listed as endangered

Maideline Sanchez

October 21, 2009

From the Associated Press HONOLULU – Environmental activists are petitioning the federal government to put 83 coral species on the endangered species list. They say global warming and ocean acidification are threatening the corals with extinction. The Center for Biological Diversity said Tuesday th...

Shovelnose sturgeon proposed for listing

Maideline Sanchez

October 4, 2009

From the Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont. – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing federal protection for the shovelnose sturgeon to help protect the endangered pallid sturgeon. The agency says anglers accidentally harvest the pallid sturgeon when they're seeking the more plentiful shov...

Feds reviewing humpback whale endangered status

Maideline Sanchez

September 27, 2009

From the Associated Press- By AUDREY McAVOY HONOLULU – The federal government is considering taking the humpback whale off the endangered species list in response to data showing the population of the massive marine mammal has been steadily growing in recent decades. Known for their acrobatic le...

Judge faults removal of wolf from endangered list

Maideline Sanchez

September 10, 2009

From the Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont. – Hunters can keep stalking gray wolves for now in the Northern Rockies, but the killing may be short-lived after a federal judge found problems with the recent removal of the animal from the endangered species list. In a ruling late Tuesday, U.S. District...

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