Environmental groups asked a federal court Wednesday to throw out the Trump administration's assessment of oil and gas activity’s likely effects on endangered species in the Gulf of Mexico, saying it dismisses the chance of another disastrous blowout like the…
By Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press
A new U.N. biodiversity report card highlights the decline over the past 10 years in fragile ecosystems such as coral reefs and tropical forests.
By Christina Larson, Seth Borenstein, Associated Press
Friday's announcement by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service would place greater weight on the economic benefits of developments when deciding if land or water should be protected.
By Matthew Brown, Associated Press
The amount of commercial fishing worldwide has dipped since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, but scientists and conservation experts say it's unclear if the slowdown will help jeopardized species of marine life to recover.
By Patrick Whittle, Christina Larson, Associated Press
By Associated Press
Some activists were heartbroken by the drop, but the Mexico head of the World Wildlife Fund said the reduction "is not alarming."…
By Dan Joling, Associated Press
A biennial survey conducted by the fisheries arm of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration estimated the population of the white whales at 250 to 317, with a median estimate of 279.
By Seth Borenstein, Associated Press
The interior least tern population has increased tenfold since 1985, to more than 18,000.
By Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press
The Trump administration's decision to consider costs when protecting endangered species could hurt monarchs, which compete for habitat with soybean and corn farmers.
By William Brangham, Rachel Wellford
Humans rely heavily on pollinator bees to sustain food production globally. But for decades, the insects' population has declined, in part because of pesticide use. If the die-off continues, it will have huge economic and public health consequences for people.
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