Feds to reconsider whether Gunnison sage grouse should be protected

Gunnison sage grouse reconsidered for listing

DENVER — The Gunnison sage grouse, found primarily in southwest Colorado, will get another chance at federal protection following the settlement of a lawsuit by environmental groups.

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Experts fear Florida Bay’s ecology on brink of collapse, threatening tourism, fishery

Florida Bay’s ecology on the brink of collapse

ISLAMORADA, Fla. — Boat captain Tad Burke looks out over Florida Bay and sees an ecosystem that’s dying as politicians, land owners and environmentalists bicker.

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Settlement returns western Great Lakes gray wolves to endangered list, at least temporarily

Great Lakes wolves returning to endangered list

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — The federal government on Monday agreed to put gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region back on the endangered species list — at least temporarily.

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US wildlife agency to reconsider status of wolverines; lawsuit claimed species is in jeopardy

US to reconsider species protection for wolverines

HELENA, Mont. — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service intends to reconsider its decision that denied wolverines protection under the Endangered Species Act.

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Wyo. officials sue over feds’ decision to keep gray wolves on endangered species list in state

Keeping wolf on endangered list prompts Wyo. suit

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The state of Wyoming has filed suit challenging the federal government’s recent decision to leave gray wolves on the endangered species list in the state while delisting them elsewhere.

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Senate backs amendment to allow loaded guns in national parks

Senate backs allowing guns in national parks

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Tuesday backed an amendment that would allow people to carry loaded guns in national parks and wildlife refuges.

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Echoing Bush, Obama won’t fight global warming with rules protecting polar bears

Obama won’t fight global warming with bear rules

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration, which promised a sharp break from the Bush White House on global warming, declared Friday it would stick with a Bush-era policy against expanding protection for climate-threatened polar bears and ruled out a broad new attack on greenhouse gases.

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Obama administration declines to make polar bear’s plight impetus for greenhouse gas rules

Gov’t sticks with Bush-era polar bear rule

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Friday let stand a Bush-era regulation that limits protection of the polar bear from global warming, saying that a law protecting endangered species shouldn’t be used to take on the much broader issue of climate change.

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For polar bears, deadline looms if gov’t wants to reverse a Bush-era rule limiting protections

Gov’t faces weekend deadline on polar bear rule

WASHINGTON — A decision involving the iconic polar bear could determine whether protecting endangered species might also help save the earth from global warming.

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Habitat for 2 threatened fish in NM, Ariz. to be reviewed after interference found in review

Feds to reconsider critical habitat for 2 fish

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A federal judge has ruled the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service can reconsider the critical habitat designation of two threatened fish species in New Mexico and Arizona after a probe found political interference likely affected scientists’ findings.

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