From economic value

A HUGE VICTORY

— groups including the alaska oil and gas association and arctic slope regional corporation sued to stop the listing, saying the decision wasn’t based on science and could restrict development. the appeals court rejected that argument. read article : court ruling keeps bearded seals on ESA more : center for biological diversity

THE VALUE OF NATIVE BEES

— population declines among wild bees are much more difficult to document than those in honey bees, which are for the most part managed commercially and whose numbers are carefully tracked by beekeepers. read article : bumble bee is proposed for U.S. endangered species status