US declares wood storks no longer endangered

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An adult wood stork lands on a branch during a tour by U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell in Townsend, Ga., Thursday, June 26, 2014. Jewell announced Thursday that the federal government is upgrading the wood stork to a "threatened" species, a step up from endangered that indicates the birds are no longer considered at risk of extinction. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

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The American wood stork, a bird scientists once feared would be extinct by the year 2000, has made such an impressive comeback that it's getting an official status upgrade 30 years after first being listed as an endangered species, the Obama administration said Thursday, June 26, 2014. (AP)

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