endangered endangered  /ɛn ˈdeɪn dʒərd/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) (of flora or fauna) in imminent danger of extinction

Usage(s):

  1. Now that the spotted owl has joined the dam-busting snail darter on the endangered-species list, President Bush wants to dilute the act that protects them.
  2. As the globe warms, more than the climate is endangered.
  3. But adding polar bears to the nation's list of endangered species, as some are now proposing, should not be part of those efforts.

News

  1. Endangered list highlights at-risk landmarks and landscapes

    A lighthouse built in 1799, an airport terminal that helped launch the 747 and the world’s first domed, air-conditioned sports stadium. Separated by miles, styles and disparate histories, they have one thing in common.On Wednesday, they were named three of the nation’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places by the National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP). Now in its 26th year, the list ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

  2. Endangered Species Woes

    Sonora, CA -- The Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to send a strongly worded letter to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Agency regarding the endangered status and habitat protection
    on June 19, 2013     Source: MyMotherLode.com

  3. Endangered turtle rescued in VB

    An endangered species of sea turtle was rescued along the Virginia Beach coast Friday afternoon.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: FOX 43 TV Hampton Roads

Quotes

  1. "The violence is endangering regional peace," said President Bush. "Civilian lives have been lost and others are endangered."
    on Aug 9, 2008 By: President Bush Source: Tajikistan News

  2. "While the Legal standards under the Endangered Species Act compel me to list the polar bear as threatened, I want to make clear that this listing will not stop global climate change or prevent any sea ice form melting," Kempthorne said. "Any...
    on May 14, 2008 By: Dirk Kempthorne Source: The Capital Times

  3. "Before we can make decisions about our future use of oil and gas and related decisions about protecting endangered species, native communities and the health of our planet, we need to know what's out there," said USGS Director Mark Myers.
    on Jul 23, 2008 By: Mark Myers Source: Reuters

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untenable untenable
/ən ˈtɛ nə bəl /