Topic: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
After being hunted to near-extinction, wolves in the northern Rocky Mountains have recovered due to federal management under the Endangered Species Act. But wolves will be "delisted" under a rider to the recent budget bill, and environmentalists are howling.
04/16/2011 05:53 pm
In Pictures Government shutdown
Retired dairy farmers, they were no strangers to muck as they helped revive the marsh of Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina and the Gulf oil spill.
03/21/2011 06:30 pm
Wisdom, a sextegenerean Laysan albatross, has a new chick, according to the US Geological Survey.
03/09/2011 04:50 pm
Eastern cougar: The US Fish and Wildlife Service declared the eastern cougar to be extinct, saying occasional sightings were not the extinct ghost cat.
03/03/2011 03:23 am
The Obama administration lifted its post-Gulf oil spill moratorium on oil drilling in deep water Oct. 12, but it didn't issue its first new permit until Monday. Some experts think rising oil prices forced the administration's hand.
03/01/2011 07:49 pm
One in a series of mysterious mass bird deaths in the past month was the product of a USDA avicide program, which began as operation Bye Bye Blackbird in the 1960s.
01/20/2011 03:27 pm
Wolverines: State Division of Wildlife officials had discussed reintroducing wolverines in 1999, when they drew up plans to do the same with lynx years ago, but started with the lynx.
12/14/2010 05:12 pm
In Pictures Climate change and animals
Scientists brought 10 Burmese pythons to South Carolina to test the validity of one study that said the snakes could survive as far north as Washington, D.C.
10/24/2010 08:44 pm