Federal agency proposes California spotted owl protection

This science news article is from the Associated Press. It covers the issue of the northern spotted owl losing federal protection in California due to a proposed rule by the Trump administration. Environmental groups challenged the rule, stating that the potential impact of climate change on the owl’s habitat had not been adequately considered. In December 2020, a judge ruled in favor of the environmental groups and ordered the Fish and Wildlife Service to reexamine the owl’s habitat in light of climate change.

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