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November 29, 2013

Endangered Species Act turns 40 years old — and faces midlife crisis

MSNBC.com: Environment - Posted: November 29th, 2013, 6:04pm EST

Four decades after going into effect, the legislation that protects some of Mother Nature's most vulnerable creatures is facing an existential crisis. Since the Endangered Species Act became law, it's generated its share of success stories (such as the bald eagle's resurgence) and less impressive case studies (such as the continuing decline of the Northern spotted owl).Four decades after going into effect, the legislation that protects some of Mother Nature's most vulnerable creatures is facing an existential crisis. Since the Endangered Species Act became law, it's generated its share of success stories (such as the bald eagle's resurgence) and less impressive case studies (such as the continuing decline of the Northern spotted owl).


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