Photo of a rare mountain yellow-legged frog in an alpine lake in Kings Canyon National Park, in California's Sierra Nevada

California Commission Lists Yellow-Legged Frog as Endangered

SACRAMENTO — There’s new hope for an endangered California frog that has vanished from half of its habitat. The state Fish and Game Commission on Wednesday approved protections for five of six populations of the foothill yellow-legged frog. The state Fis...
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Politics, Killings Stifle Wolf Recovery Amid Hefty Price Tag

RALEIGH, N.C. — Illegal killings and longstanding political resistance have undercut the return of two species of endangered wolves to the wild, frustrating government efforts that already cost more than $80 million but have failed to meet recovery targets. ...
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Judge Upholds Protection for Gray Wolves in California

LOS ANGELES — A California judge on Monday upheld protection for gray wolves under the state's Endangered Species Act, rejecting a legal challenge from ranchers and farmers who fear the predators will threaten their livestock. The judge in San Diego ruled t...
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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....