17 Jun '11, 12pm

Bullwinkle, Rejoice: Acting under a court order, the federal government reinstates endangered species protection...

The federal government has reinstated endangered species protection for the Virginia northern flying squirrel, also known as the West Virginia northern flying squirrel, also known as the inspiration for Rocket J. Squirrel, the airborne mammalian superhero and nemesis of Boris Badenov and Natasha Fatale. The Virginia northern flying squirrel. The service had taken the squirrel off the endangered species list in 2008 near the end of the Bush administration, even though the animal had been protected since 1985, when it was determined to be on the edge of extinction. Environmental groups successfully sued the agency to have the species returned to protected status. The squirrel, known formally as Glaucomys sabrinus fuscus, lives at high elevations in the Appalachian Mountains in West Virginia and adjacent territory in Virginia. The creature has lived in North America since the...

Full article: http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/06/17/bullwinkle-rejo...

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treehugger.com 17 Jun '11, 7pm

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