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North Carolina catfish, salamander protected under Endangered Species Act

More than 80% of the streams where it was once found are so degraded that the fish has already vanished from them or is not expected to persist.

Feds to delay seeking legal protection for monarch butterfly

The monarch butterfly will have to wait longer to receive protection under the Endangered Species Act.

Officials: Man cited for taking federally protected coral

Authorities say a North Carolina man visiting the Florida Keys stole large pieces of federally protected coral.

Hawaii visitor pays fines, apologizes for slapping seal

The attorney for a man who slapped a Hawaiian monk seal while visiting Oahu has issued an apology on behalf of his client, who has paid fines issued by federal and state agencies.

Trump overhauls endangered species protections

The Trump administration on Monday rolled out some of the broadest changes in decades to enforcement of the landmark Endangered Species Act, allowing the government to put an economic cost on saving a species and other changes critics contend could speed extinction for some struggling plants and animals.

Government-funded study says red wolves are distinct species

A panel of top scientists concluded Thursday that the endangered red wolf of the southeastern U.S. is a species unto itself, giving the beleaguered canine a scientific and political boost as its numbers plummet in the wild.

Lawsuit filed over Trump plans for offshore drilling tests

Environmental groups on Tuesday sued the Trump administration over offshore drilling tests, launching a legal fight against a proposal that has drawn bipartisan opposition along the Atlantic Coast.

NOAA almost done collecting info about future of leatherback

The federal government is almost done collecting information about a decision that could change the conservation status of the world's largest turtle.

Declining species of shark added to endangered species list

The federal government says the oceanic whitetip shark will be listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act to help the species recover.

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New Hanover County inspector provides insight into Miami building collapse

A deadly apartment building collapse in Florida has many asking what caused the tragedy, and a local building inspector is offering some perspective.

Two-vehicle accident impacts traffic near Isabel Holmes Bridge

Wilmington Police and emergency personnel responded to multiple calls of a traffic accident in the area of the Martin Luther King Parkway and the Isabel Holmes Bridge Thursday night.

One victim shot Thursday evening in Wilmington

Police responding to the scene found one man who was shot. He is currently in surgery at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

US to keep about 650 troops in Afghanistan after withdrawal

Officials say that will be a temporary move until a more formal Turkey-led force is in place.