Bumble bee is proposed for U.S. endangered species status

Sep 22, 2016

Bumble bee is proposed for U.S. endangered species status

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Wednesday proposed listing the rusty patched bumble bee, a prized but vanishing pollinator once widely found in the upper Midwest and Northeastern United States, for federal protection as an endangered species. One of several wild bee species ...

Obama creates America's first protected area in Atlantic

Sep 16, 2016

Obama creates America's first protected area in Atlantic

Creating the Atlantic Ocean’s first marine national monument is a needed response to dangerous climate change, oceanic dead zones and unsustainable fishing practices, President Barack Obama said Thursday. The new Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument consists of nearly 5,000 square miles of ...

Sep 15, 2016

Obama to declare new marine reserve at Oceans summit

U.S. President Barack Obama was to announce the creation of a new marine reserve on Thursday as Washington hosted a major world summit on protecting the planet’s oceans. The American leader was to address the first day of the Our Oceans meeting, where ministers ...

Hawaii prepares plan to help coral recover from bleaching

Sep 9, 2016

Hawaii prepares plan to help coral recover from bleaching

Hawaii officials on Thursday proposed a series of steps to fight coral bleaching that’s threatening the state’s reefs, including new marine protected areas, limits on fishing and controlling polluted runoff from land. Hawaii’s ocean temperatures have been rising as greenhouse gases in the atmosphere ...

Sep 8, 2016

Expanded U.S. habitat ordered for rare lynx

A federal judge ordered U.S. wildlife managers on Wednesday to enlarge habitat protections in Idaho, Montana and Colorado for the Canada lynx, a rare wild cat that roams the Rockies and mountain forests of several other states. Chief U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen in ...