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2008-08-27 00:00:24

By Ken Ward Jr. Against the advice of outside experts, the Bush administration today will formally remove the West Virginia northern flying squirrel from the endangered species list.

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2008-08-06 12:50:00

Alaska filed a lawsuit on Monday against the United States over the placement of polar bears on the threatened species list because such a categorization will hurt Alaskan oil and gas exploration, fisheries and tourism.

2008-07-31 06:00:35

By Tony Davis, The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson Jul. 31--The next place where development meets endangered species in Arizona could be Pinal County. And the next pygmy owl could be a little-known but colorful snake subspecies that stretches a little longer than a foot. The U.S.

2008-06-25 15:02:34

By Abby Sewell, Desert Dispatch, Barstow, Calif. Jun. 25--BARSTOW -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service agreed Monday to consider new protections for the habitat of a rare plant that grows only in the Mojave Desert in and around Fort Irwin.

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2008-06-15 00:05:00

Less than a month after declaring polar bears a threatened species because of global warming, the Bush administration is giving oil companies permission to search for oil and natural gas among them.

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2008-01-09 18:40:00

Three conservation groups began legal action today to force the Bush administration to list polar bears as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. A formal notice must be sent before a lawsuit may be filed in federal court.

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2005-03-31 07:44:46

A conservative legal foundation filed twin federal lawsuits Wednesday challenging federal protections for 42 species, 15 of which live only in shallow seasonal pools across much of California and in far southern Oregon.

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2005-02-17 13:10:00

A conservation group filed a formal petition Wednesday seeking to list the polar bear as a threatened species under the federal Endangered Species Act, saying global warming could make it extinct by the end of the century.


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