As the climate warms, the United States allows the movement of endangered species as a last resort

In a photo provided by Roxanne Cruz-de Hoyos, Gabriel Trujillo conducts fieldwork for his doctorate in Arizona.  A search for him across North America was tragically cut short last week in Mexico, where Trujillo's father says he was shot seven times.  Authorities discovered his body on June 22 in the state of Sonora in northwestern Mexico, just days after her fiancé reported him missing.  (Roxanne Cruz-de Hoyos via AP)

Billings, Mont. (AP) US officials on Friday said they will make it easier for scientists move plants and animals outside their historical ranges as a last resort to save the species threatened with extinction from climate change. Relocations of species distressed by climate change have been done on a limited basis to date, including in … Read more

How Tampa Bay researchers are keeping tabs on Florida’s endangered sawfish

THE WATERS OFF RATTLESNAKE KEY One recent morning, Tonya Wiley waded through 2 feet of water, carefully scuffling her feet to avoid stingrays. She was looking for another kind of breed: the endangered smalltooth sawfish. Where are you, children? Wiley, 51, screamed in the mangroves. In recent weeks, Havenworth Coastal Conservation, a nonprofit focused on … Read more