From The Dallas Morning News: Three red-tail hawks – a federally protected species – have been rescued from their nest atop a defective 130-foot light pole overlooking a stadium in the Carroll (Texas) school district. The light pole has hairline cracks at the bottom and could potentially fall. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service gave the Carroll district permission to remove the chicks because of worries that the pole could collapse before the 2-week-old hawks could learn to fly. School officials say they plan to install new light poles before high school graduation at the stadium in early June.