Lee Hochberg reports on the battle between biologists and loggers over the northern Spotted Owl. The animal has been on the Endangered Species List for the past 17 years, but is not recovering as expected.
Some of the most common grassland birds in Illinois, including the meadowlark, are decreasing in numbers. Correspondent Elizabeth Brackett of WTTW-Chicago reports on efforts to restore and preserve their prairie habitat.
America's national symbol, the bald eagle, has officially been taken off the endangered species list 40 years after coming close to extinction. The NewsHour reports on how and why this iconic bird is thriving once again.
With polar bear numbers declining and their habitats melting, the Bush Administration has proposed labeling them a "threatened" species under the Endangered Species Act. The secretary of the Interior and an environmental lawyer discuss the proposal.
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