However, the justification is not as clear for the basis for specific environmental triggers that indicate when water diversions should be reduced.
Under the Lacey Act, pythons and anacondas could be designated as "injurious" and their importation would be prohibited.
The agency will use up to $16 million to reduce threats to the birds, including disease and invasive species and habitat improvement.
Ecosystem Marketplace says properly structured mitigation programs result in creating natural habitat that is larger than the area affected by development and potentially better integrated into the regional ecosystem.
Earthjustice files lawsuit to protect salmon and close loopholes.
Viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus poses threats to fisheries and aquaculture.
Jim McClintock says the increased acidity of the seawater itself can literally begin to eat away at the outer surfaces of shells of existing clams, snails, and other calcified organisms, which could cause species to die outright or become vulnerable to new predators."
University of Maryland and Baylor University ecologists may have discovered a lower ecological "tipping point" at which species are threatened.
The National Academy of Sciences should limit itself to the science of the conservation plan and the environmental needs of the Bay Delta, according to the Environmental Defense Fund.
The $5.5 million will enable the institute and its partners to continue work in western Tanzania for endangered species, including chimpanzees.
Using the Baylor Experimental Aquatic Research stream facility, researchers found that concentrations above 20 parts per billion resulted in more algae growth and lower dissolved oxygen.
Data from a University of Wisconsin-Madison study found that 940,000 housing units were built between 1940 and 2000 in private land inside the boundaries of national forests.
The science-based tool lets a user quickly assess the relative vulnerability of species to the effects of predicted climate change in a specific geographic area.
According to the Center for Biological Diversity, pesticides have been linked to immune and endocrine problems as well as cub mortality in polar bears.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has released its annual list of candidates for the Endangered Species Act.
The project is a model for demonstrating how reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation can be implemented.
University of Calgary scientists say bats are more likely to fly in low wind speeds, at which time the turbines can be slowed without a loss in energy generation.
EPA said it will ask pesticide manufacturers to voluntarily include new information on product labels, including buffer zones, limits on application and fish mortality reporting requirements.
Groups cite flawed Bush-era decision for denying Endangered Species Act protection to ribbon seals.