The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to declare more than 850 square miles of stream banks and floodplains in the western U.S. as critical habitat for an increasingly rare bird, the agency announced Thursday.
A bird sometimes called "California's passenger pigeon" is in worse trouble than some wildlife advocates suspected. According to a new survey, the population of tricolored blackbirds has dropped by 44 percent since 2011.
High & Dry explores prospector William "Burro" Schmidt's half-mile long tunnel in Last Chance Canyon in the Mojave Desert. Schmidt spent thirty-two years single-handedly drilling his tunnel through solid granite.
A small snail found only in a few small hills in the Mojave Desert has launched a public dispute, as mining interests and wildlife advocates spar over whether the species should be granted federal protection.
A tiny Mojave Desert snail that lives under rocks on mountain slopes is threatened by a new Kern County gold mine, according to a group urging emergency protection for the snail under the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA).
For the eighth consecutive year, a general store in the far north of the state is sponsoring a contest that awards prizes for hunters who shoot the most coyotes. This year's contest is a little different, though: organizers are trying to keep opponents from finding out about it.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service wants to protect a vanishing California songbird by listing it under the Endangered Species Act, but a national bird protection group says that doesn't go far enough.
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