Endangered and extinct species

Lava erupts from a fissure in Kapoho, Hawaii Monday, May 21, 2018. The eruption of Kilauea volcano in Hawaii sparked new safety warnings about toxic gas on the Big Island's southern coastline after lava began flowing into the ocean and setting off a chemical reaction. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
May 22, 2018 - 8:44 pm
PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Authorities were racing Tuesday to close off production wells at a geothermal plant threatened by a lava flow from Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island. Workers were capping the 11th and last well at the plant to prevent toxic gases from wafting out after lava entered, then...
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FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2015, file photo, an elephant crosses a road at a national park in Hwange, Zimbabwe. Federal prosecutors in Colorado have indicted the owner of a South African hunting company, accusing the man of breaking U.S. law on hunting elephants and importing ivory. Hanno van Rensburg has not been arrested yet. He did not respond Monday, May 21, 2018, to an email sent to an address listed on his hunting company's website. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, File)
May 22, 2018 - 4:59 pm
DENVER (AP) — U.S. prosecutors have indicted the owner of a South African hunting company, accusing him of bribing Zimbabwean officials while guiding a Colorado tourist and working to have the ivory tusks of an elephant that the group illegally killed inside a national park imported to the United...
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Ryan Fish stands with his lawyer, Paul Chinigo, in Norwich Superior Court on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 in Norwich, Conn. Fish faces two counts of risk of injury to a child, four counts of second-degree reckless endangerment and one count of second degree breach of peace. (Melanie Stengel/Hartford Courant via AP)
May 08, 2018 - 4:34 pm
NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — A former Connecticut substitute teacher accused of organizing a student fight club is pleading not guilty. Twenty-three-year-old Ryan Fish is charged with multiple counts of risk of injury to a child and reckless endangerment while teaching at Montville High School. He filed...
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May 03, 2018 - 6:48 am
PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa (AP) — Six critically endangered black rhinos are being transported from South Africa to Chad, restoring the species to the country in north-central Africa nearly half a century after it was wiped out there. African Parks, a Johannesburg-based conservation group, said...
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May 02, 2018 - 11:56 am
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's U.S. senators say they support a push from a group of other lawmakers in the Northeast to make sure Canada is doing enough to protect endangered right whales. A group of Democratic senators from Delaware to New Hampshire signed on to a letter from Massachusetts...
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FILE - In this May 9, 2008 file photo, male sage grouses fight for the attention of females southwest of Rawlins, Wyo. Environmental groups are suing the Trump administration for allegedly ignoring policies meant to protect the imperiled bird. The lawsuit filed Monday, Monday, April 30, 2018, in U.S. District Court seeks to reverse lease sales across 475 square miles in Montana, Wyoming, Utah and Nevada.(Jerret Raffety/The Rawlins Daily Times via AP, File)
April 30, 2018 - 7:30 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A pair of lawsuits filed Monday target the Trump administration's sale of oil and gas leases on huge swaths of Western public lands that contain crucial habitat for an imperiled bird. Wildlife advocates asked courts to reverse lease sales on more than 1,300 square miles (3,...
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FILE - This 2013 file photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife shows nectar-feeding lesser long-nosed bats attracted to a hummingbird feeder during a citizen science bat migration monitoring project in southern Arizona. Wildlife managers in the American Southwest say a once-rare bat important to the pollination of plants used to produce tequila has made a comeback and is being removed from the federal endangered species list. (Richard Spitzer/U.S. Fish and Wildlife via AP, file)
April 17, 2018 - 2:32 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Wildlife managers in the American Southwest say a once-rare bat important to the pollination of plants used to produce tequila has made a comeback and is being removed from the U.S. endangered species list. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's announcement Tuesday made the...
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This screen grab from a Facebook group and photographed on a computer screen in Washington, Monday, April 9, 2018, shows what appears to be a bucket of tiger teeth offered for sale on a Facebook page. In a complaint filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, wildlife preservation advocates allege that Facebook's failure to stop illicit traders utilizing its platform for illegal activity violates the social network's responsibilities as a publicly traded company. (AP Photo)
April 10, 2018 - 5:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook is displaying advertisements for well-known American corporations along with content from group pages operated by overseas wildlife traffickers illegally selling the body parts of threatened animals, including elephant ivory, rhino horn and tiger teeth. In a secret...
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March 22, 2018 - 5:20 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — An endangered fish that makes its home in the Colorado River basin no longer is at the brink of extinction. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Thursday it will consider reclassifying the humpback chub as threatened within the next year. The fish is characterized by a...
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In this March 14, 2018, photo, a California sea lion, designated #U253, leaps out of a cage towards the beach and open Pacific Ocean as Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife scientist Bryan Wright holds the gate open in Newport, Ore. After a decade killing the hungriest sea lions in one area, wildlife officials now want to do so at Willamette Falls, a waterfall in the Willamette River about 25 miles (40 kilometers) southeast of Portland. Five days after his 2 1/2-hour drive to the Oregon coast, #U253 was back at Willamette Falls, hungry for more fish. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)
March 22, 2018 - 3:43 pm
NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) — The 700-pound sea lion blinked in the sun, sniffed the sea air and then lazily shifted to the edge of the truck bed and plopped onto the beach below. Freed from the cage that carried him to the ocean, the massive marine mammal shuffled into the surf, looked left, looked right...
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