June 9, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - The federal government moved Friday to end endangered species protections for gray wolves in the lower 48 states, contending the population of the apex predator has recovered from decades of hunting that drove it to virtual extinction. The Fish and Wildlife Service formally proposed removing the gray wolf from the list of threatened and endangered species, noting that 6,100 wolves roam the contiguous United States, just about all of them in the northern Rocky Mountains and western Great Lakes areas.
April 29, 2013 |
BILLINGS, Mont. - Federal wildlife officials have drafted plans to lift protections for gray wolves across the Lower 48 states, a move that could end a decades-long recovery effort that has restored the animals but only in parts of their historic range. The draft U.S. Department of Interior rule obtained by the Associated Press contends the roughly 6,000 wolves now living in the Northern Rockies and Great Lakes are enough to prevent the species' extinction. The agency says having gray wolves elsewhere - such as the West Coast, parts of New England, and elsewhere in the Rockies - is unnecessary for their long-term survival.
January 7, 2013 |
FRESNO, CALIF. - He doesn't like busy Interstate 5 or eating cattle, at least so far. He gets along with his distant cousins the coyotes, likes to swim and roams a lot - an awful lot - around the northernmost reaches of the Golden State. A week or so ago, California's lone gray wolf passed his first anniversary as a transplant resident with the same technical accoutrements some people possess: a Twitter account and an online site about his travels. "What strikes me about him is that when I talk to the general public they show remarkable knowledge about his movements, much more than some world events," said Richard Callas, a senior environmental scientist with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
October 12, 2012 |
MADISON, Wis. - For years, vacationers and farmers across northern Wisconsin and Minnesota have heard the eerie howl of the gray wolf and fretted the creatures were lurking around their cabins and pastures, eying up Fido or Bessie. The tables are about to turn: Both states plan to launch their first organized wolf hunts in the coming weeks. The hunts won't be anything on the scale of the two states' beloved whitetail deer hunts, when hundreds of thousands of hunters rearrange work and school schedules and fan out across the woods.
April 9, 2012 |
The thrilling adventure of OR-7 has captivated the West Coast and Northwest. It's a saga of courage and the enduring resilience of the wild. It's also a saga that will never happen in Pennsylvania or New Jersey. OR-7 is the gray wolf who left his pack in northwest Oregon and trekked more than 1,000 miles into Stanislaus County, Calif. The first gray wolf in the state since 1924, he has become so famous they had a contest to name him. The winning name, chosen by two separate kids: Journey.
June 2, 2011
TEEN WOLF. 11 p.m. Sunday, MTV. Moves to 10 p.m. Mondays the following night. THE FIRST SIGN that MTV's newest scripted show is, as programming chief David Janollari puts it, "not your father's 'Teen Wolf' " is probably the brief sight of half a dead girl - the top half - illuminated by what looks to be the flashlight app from an iPhone. Michael J. Fox never even got to text, much less stumble over dismembered bodies in the woods. But compared to MTV's controversial remake of the British adolescent drama "Skins," its new "Teen Wolf," which premieres Sunday after "The 2011 MTV Movie Awards," is practically housebroken.
September 20, 2009 |
Sometimes in life, you need to take an action that makes a statement, not for the rest of the world, but just for yourself. That's what I did in the fall of 2007, when I journeyed to Yellowstone to visit the wolves. September is a crucial time for teachers, and, having retired after 37 years of teaching, I knew I would be feeling the pull of the classroom when autumn arrived. So I decided instead to spend my September days in one of America's most stunning settings, Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming.
November 11, 2006 |
It was 1970 and Tony Baratta was a junior at Pennsauken High School when his four brothers dragged him out on a hunting excursion. They had been hanging out, eating hoagies, when the whim struck them, and they forced him to come along. He had never shot anything, had never been enthusiastic to shoot anything. That day, though, he bagged a pheasant and his brothers decided they should get it stuffed. "I went to the taxidermist and I was just fascinated about how he made it look so real," said Baratta.
September 1, 2005 |
On the eighth anniversary of Princess Diana's death yesterday, fans and loyalists congregated outside her former home to honor her. The crowd at Kensington Palace was small compared with years past, according to the Associated Press. Nevertheless, people wept, deposited flowers, and bad-mouthed the woman who wound up marrying Prince Charles, who had divorced Diana. "She [Diana] is our queen of hearts. You never forget your queen of hearts," said delivery driver Raymond Nurse, 44. "Camilla [Parker Bowles]