A newly released study estimates that Wisconsin's wolf population dropped by up to one-third in the months after federal officials announced plans to lift legal protections.
By John Flesher, Associated Press
In our news wrap Thursday, remnants of Hurricane Zeta raced across the southern U.S., leaving widespread damage, power outages and at least six people dead. The governor of Louisiana, where the storm made landfall Wednesday, urged caution as cleanup efforts…
Gray wolves have recovered from near extinction in parts of the country but remain absent from much of their historical range. Biologists who reviewed the administration's plan to strip protection from wolves say it lacked scientific justification.
By Matthew Brown, John Flesher, Jim Mone, Associated Press
In other news Friday, although 175,000 more jobs were created in May, unemployment rose to 7.6 percent. Also, a gunman fired at vehicles near a college in Santa Monica, Calif., killing one person and injuring several others. At the time…
For the first time in years, hunting season for the once-endangered gray wolf is underway in Idaho and Montana to reduce the predator's population. Cattle ranchers say the hunts are necessary to protect their herds, but environmentalists disagree. Science correspondent…
By Mike Fritz, Miles O'Brien
Science correspondent Miles O'Brien reports on the successful return of a once endangered species now caught in the crosshairs of cattle ranchers.
On his first day in office, President Obama ordered a freeze on all pending federal rules put forward by the Bush administration during its final days -- including several controversial environmental regulations.
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