Another freshwater mussel could get federal protection

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing protection for another species of freshwater mussel under the Endangered Species Act. The service’s decision on Wednesday reflects the threat of pollution and climate change on freshwater mussels overall. Atlantic pigtoe mussels are sometimes yellowish in color and shaped somewhat like a pig’s toe. They’re native…

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