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Hunted for Meat, Giraffes May Join Threatened Species List

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration took a first step Thursday toward extending protections for giraffes under the Endangered Species Act, following legal pressure from environmental groups. The group, which designates endangered species, added giraffes t...
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Supreme Court Restricts the Reach of Endangered Species Act

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court, on an 8-0 vote, ordered a lower court to take a new look at a federal agency's designation of Louisiana timberland as a critical habitat for an endangered frog found only in Mississippi. The court ruled Tuesday in a case...
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Trump Wants To Amend Endangered Species Act

DENVER — The Trump administration on Thursday proposed ending automatic protections for threatened animal and plant species and limiting habitat safeguards that are meant to shield recovering species from harm....