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The lift bridge across the Portage Waterway -- actually a narrow spot in Lake Superior -- between Houghton and the UP mainland on the south and Hancock and the upper Keweenaw Peninsula on the north. Wikimedia Commons photo.

3 Peregrine Falcon Chicks Hatch Atop Houghton-Hancock Bridge

Peregrine falcons remain an endangered species under Michigan law. They were removed from the federal list in 1999.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/28/2015

A Stryker vehicle from the U.S. Army's Company A, 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, returns to base camp at the Yakima Training Center in Yakima, Washington. (Photo by General Dynamics/Getty Images)

$4 Million In US Projects That Aim To Protect Sage Grouse Could Hurt Military

Federal officials have announced more than $4 million in projects in four states as part of a wildfire-fighting strategy but the efforts could hurt training operations at numerous U.S. military facilities in the West.

04/29/2015

Male Sage Grouse (Photo Credit: Thinkstock)

Biologists Question Federal Plans To Protect Sage Grouse Bird

The government is preparing insufficient protections for a ground-dwelling bird that has declined significantly over the past century and soon will face a possible endangered species listing.

03/13/2015

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Bill Would Remove Federal Protections For Wolves In Michigan, 3 Other States

Several members of Congress are preparing legislation to take gray wolves in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan and Wyoming off the endangered list.

01/13/2015

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Learn About Detroit Zoological Society’s Effort To Help Endangered Gorillas At Event Monday

The DZS has partnered with GRACE, a gorilla rescue and rehabilitation center in the Congo.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/13/2014

3 Gray Wolves Killed On First Day Of Michigan’s Wolf Hunt

Friday was the start of the wolf hunt, which is the first in the state since the animal was placed on the endangered species list nearly 40 years ago.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/16/2013

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Michigan Closer To Wolf Hunting Under New Law

A Michigan commission now has the authority to establish hunting seasons for the gray wolf under a law signed by Gov. Rick Snyder.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/31/2012

Michigan House Designates Gray Wolf As Game Animal

The state House has taken a step toward allowing recently-endangered gray wolves to be hunted.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/13/2012

A Peregrine Falcon (Credit: Greg Wood/AFP/Getty Images)

Could It Be New Chicks For Blue Water Bridge Falcon?

There’s no hard evidence just yet, but maintenance crews at the Blue Water Bridge think new peregrine falcon chicks may have taken up residence at the span.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/13/2012

GRAY WOLF

Exploring Michigan’s Endangered Species

Like the American alligator and the California condor, gray wolves have been brought back from the brink of extinction in part due to the Endangered Species Act.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/06/2012

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