Rusty Garrett here with the weekend outlook: An isolated shower or thunderstorm remains possible in the hot and humid air this Saturday, the 4th. Same for Sunday...although NOT a wash-out either day!
BILLINGS, Mont. (February 1, 2013)—Federal wildlife officials on Friday were proposing Endangered Species Act protections for the rare tenacious snow-loving wolverine in the lower 48 states, a protection twice denied under the Bush administration.
The Associated Press obtained details of the proposal in advance of Friday's announcement.
The wolverine would join the polar bear, three seal species and several other animals that government scientists say are threatened with extinction as warmer temperatures shrink their habitats.
There are an estimated 250 to 300 wolverines in the contiguous U.S.,in Montana, Idaho, Wyoming and Washington.
Officials say reintroducing the animals to Colorado could make them more resilient.
Environmentalists want to use the wolverine's plight to leverage tighter restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions.
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