Tag Archives: Climate

Chupadera Springsnail Listed as Endangered After 28-Years on the Candidate List

Effective August 13, 2012, the Chupadera springsnail’s 28-year candidacy for listing will be over.  In a final rule (pdf) issued July 12, 2012, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service listed the Chupadera springsnail (Pyrgulopsis chupaderae)  as endangered, and designated critical habitat for the species in the only two units where it is known to occur in Socorro County, … Continue Reading

District Court Poised to Remand Polar Bear Listing to Fish & Wildlife Service

On October 20, 2010, at a hearing on a motion for summary judgment filed by Greenpeace, Natural Resources Defense Council, and the Center for Biological Diversity, a federal judge indicated that he intends to remand to the Fish & Wildlife Service its controversial decision to list the Polar bear as a threatened species rather than an endangered species.   See Polar … Continue Reading

The American Pika Gets Another Shot at CESA Protection

On October 19, 2010 the San Francisco Superior Court issued an order requiring the California Fish and Game Commission (Commission) to reconsider its determination that the American pika is not threatened with extinction.  Center for Biological Diversity v. California Fish & Game Comm’n, No. CPF-090509927 (San Francisco Superior Court). In 2008, the Center for Biological … Continue Reading

African Penguin Listed as Endangered Due, in Part, to Climate Change

In compliance with a settlement agreement previously blogged about here, the Fish and Wildlife Service published a final rule (PDF) effective October 28, 2010 listing the African Penguin as "endangered" under the Endangered Species Act.  Unlike its prior listing decision for five other species of penguins, in this instance, the Fish and Wildlife Service has determined … Continue Reading

Campaign to Use Endangered Species Act to Regulate Greenhouse Gas Emissions Marches On

In an article published in Yale Environment 360 on July 22, 2010, Todd Woody chronicles the ongoing campaign by various environmental organizations to use the Endangered Species Act to compel the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service to regulate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The article, Enlisting Endangered Species As a Tool to … Continue Reading