North America

A Shifting Approach to Saving Endangered Species

When the Obama administration announced last month that it would not add the greater sage grouse to the endangered species list, some conservation groups predictably criticized the ruling.

05 October 2015

Peregrine falcon population sees record growth in Quebec

At least 25 peregrine falcons were born in Montreal region this past summer.

05 October 2015

Known fish species living in the Salish Sea increases in new report

A new report documents all of the fishes that live in the Salish Sea. In total, 253 fish species have been recorded, and that’s about 14 percent more than in the last count.

30 September 2015

Endangered Fur Seals Dying on California Coast

Eighty fur seals have been found stranded or dead on California's coast so far this year, eight times more than normal, scientists said.

30 September 2015

China and US agree on ivory ban in bid to end illegal trade globally

The two largest markets for illegal ivory agree to enact a nearly complete ban on the import and export of ivory to help reduce the loss of elephants to poaching.

26 September 2015

Satellite Data Helps Migrating Birds

This fall, birds migrating south from the Arctic will find 7,000 acres of new, temporary wetland habitat for their stopovers in California.

25 September 2015

How An Iconic Western Bird Is Stepping Back From the Brink

After a long and controversial wait, the U.S. government decided not to place the greater sage-grouse under the Endangered Species Act.

22 September 2015

Decision Looms on Fate of Declining American Eels

Eels used to be widespread throughout the eastern coast of North America, stretching from Greenland as far south as Brazil, but now eel populations have greatly declined due to loss of habitats.

15 September 2015

Bats perform 'vital pest control' on crops

Bats provide a service worth an estimated US $1bn (£649m) globally by controlling pests on corn crops, a study has suggested.\

14 September 2015

US Navy limits 'whale-harming' sonar in Pacific

The US Navy has agreed to limit its use of sonar that may inadvertently harm whales and dolphins in waters near Hawaii and California.

14 September 2015