Tag: endangered species

Man could get year in prison, $50K fine for killing endangered sawfish

A man in Florida could face up to a year in federal prison and a $50,000 fine after witnesses said they saw him kill an endangered smalltooth sawfish by removing the long, flat saw that gives the fish its name. Chad Ponce pleaded guilty Friday to killing an endangered species, according to a news release from the […]

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The Trump Administration Just Gutted the Endangered Species Act

The Trump administration announced new regulations that will effectively gut the Endangered Species Act (ESA) on Monday, hampering one of the most important environmental laws ever passed. The Department of the Interior, currently headed by former fossil fuel lobbyist David Bernhardt, and the Department of Commerce made sweeping changes to the regulations required by the […]

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Grandmother and Grandfather Among 4 Endangered Whales That Died This Month

Four North Atlantic right whales were found dead in the Gulf of St. Lawrence in Canada in the last three weeks, representing about one percent of the remaining population that is closely watched. One, named Punctuation, was a breeding female who had mothered eight calves and then gone on to have several grandchildren, making her […]

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