Endangered species

September 29, 2011 - 4:39 AM
This undated image provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows a Pagosa skyrocket plant. The Obama administration is taking steps to extend federal protections to hundreds of animals and plants, including the Pagosa skyrocket, across the country, compelled by a pair of recent legal settlements that targeted species mired in bureaucratic limbo even as they inch toward potential extinction. (AP Photo/USFWS)