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Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Not since 1994 has the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) removed an animal from the Endangered Species Act (ESA) due to effective recovery efforts. The eastern North Pacific gray whale was taken off the list of threatened and endangered species nearly 20 years ago after evidence was found that these marine mammals had recovered to near their estimated original population size and were no longer in danger of...
By KEVIN MILLER; OF THE NEWS STAFF In fall 2000, state officials and some of Maine's business leaders were up in arms about a federal decision to list Atlantic salmon in eight Maine rivers as endangered species. Critics predicted the designation could devastate an already weakened economy in Down East Maine by restricting blueberry growers' water use, overregulating commercial forestry and forcing aquaculture operations out of business. Eight years later, loggers are still working...
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