Plight Of Glacier National Park Insect Draws LawsuitWildlife advocates want a judge to force federal officials to decide if a rare aquatic insect that's found only in Glacier National Park should be protected under the Endangered Species Act.
Biologists Question Federal Plans To Protect Sage Grouse BirdThe government is preparing insufficient protections for a ground-dwelling bird that has declined significantly over the past century and soon will face a possible endangered species listing.
Orca 'Lolita' At Miami Facility To Get Endangered ProtectionA captive killer whale that has been performing for decades at the Miami Seaquarium deserves the same protection as a small population of endangered orcas that spend time in Washington state waters, the federal government announced Wednesday.
Dead Whale Found At Seattle Dock Struck By Ship PropellerA 32-foot gray whale that turned up dead under the Washington state ferry terminal in downtown Seattle died earlier this week because it was struck by the propeller of a large vessel, according to the initial results of a necropsy completed Saturday.
Baby Orca Born In Puget SoundThe Center for Whale Research says a baby orca has been born to the endangered population of killer whales that frequent Puget Sound.
Feds Consider Removing Humpback Whales From Endangered Species ListA petition filed by the state of Alaska asks gov't to remove some North Pacific humpback whales from protection under the Endangered Species Act.
Washington State Military Base One Of The Last Habitats For Butterfly Species An undeveloped stretch of native prairie in south Puget Sound offers one of the few habitats in the world where a two-inch colorful checkered butterfly thrives
Tiny Minnow Is 1st Fish Taken Off Endangered ListA tiny minnow that lives only in Oregon backwaters is the first fish ever taken off U.S. Endangered Species Act protection because it is no longer threatened with extinction.