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"Five wildlife protection groups today filed legal action challenging the removal of Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region."
"Oyster larvae have been dying by the billions. Scientists suspect it's a sign that carbon dioxide is dramatically affecting the ocean -- and if they're right, it could push Washington into the center of the debate about the future of the seas."
"Most great scientists have prizes named after them. Or university buildings. Not Bob Drewes."
"A Senate committee on Tuesday rejected a proposal by Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, the panel's top Republican, to allow access to oil in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge by drilling for it from outside the refuge."
The big migrations of hoofed, grass-eating animals may soon be a thing of the past.
"A pair of federal judges will decide which states in the Northern Rockies have enough gray wolves to allow public hunting, as the bitter debate over the region's wolves heads to courts in Wyoming and Montana."
"The Fish and Wildlife Service has no established way to track cumulative threats or injuries to most of the imperiled species the agency is attempting to protect, according to a new report from federal investigators."
Zebra mussels, which have caused an estimated $5 billion in damage to the Great Lakes, have been found in a Maryland tributary of Chesapeake Bay. If they spread, they could threaten the less-salty waters of the Bay.