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Some Vietnam Breeders Regain after Bird Flu Scourge
May 8, 2006 12:00 AM - Grant McCool, Reuters

Chicken breeders such as Huynh Thi Ba are just starting to break even more than two years into the avian flu epidemic that shattered the livelihood of some Vietnamese poultry farmers.

Hawaiian Waters Grow Crowded With Whales
May 8, 2006 12:00 AM - Alexandre Da Silva, Associated Press

Greg Kaufman says his whale-watching boat was doing everything by the book: cruising below 13 knots and staying 100 yards from any visible humpback as a crew member scanned the ocean atop a lookout.

Foxes Thrive in Urban Britain
May 8, 2006 12:00 AM - Sue Leeman, Associated Press

Since the 1930s, when the common red fox -- Vulpes vulpes -- started coming to town, Britons have learned to live with a creature whose country cousins were hunted with hounds until the sport was banned last year.

Biologist Aims to Demystify Wolf and Moose
May 8, 2006 12:00 AM - John Flesher, Associated Press

Rolf Peterson has chronicled with endless fascination the not-so-peaceful coexistence between wolves and moose on Isle Royale, a wilderness national park in Lake Superior whose isolation provides a rare setting for predator and prey to interact with minimal human contact.

Power Shortages Force Blackouts in India's Sweltering Capital; Water Supply Hit
May 8, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Authorities in New Delhi ordered shops to shut early and air conditioners in offices to be switched off in the evening as power supplies to the Indian capital dipped while summer temperatures climbed above 40 degrees Celsius.

Senators, Administration Move to Protect Cape Cod Wind Project
May 8, 2006 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press

The Bush administration and two influential senators weighed in Friday against a provision that would block a 130-turbine wind farm off Cape Cod, where some of Washington's most powerful have vacation retreats.

Wild Banana Species in India Vanishing
May 8, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Wild banana species are disappearing in India, the world's biggest producer of the fruit, due to shrinking forests and rapid urbanization, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization has said.

Coral Species Put on 'Threatened' List
May 8, 2006 12:00 AM - Adrian Sainz, Associated Press

Two coral species in Florida and the Caribbean now have a spot on the federal threatened list because of dangers posed by human activity, hurricanes and higher water temperatures.

Scientists Fear for Nesting Turtles
May 8, 2006 12:00 AM - Lynn Brezosky, Associated Press

Endangered Kemp's ridley sea turtles emerge on South Padre Island, Texas every spring from the Gulf of Mexico, leaving smeary trails of flipper prints from surf through sand to nests where they lay their eggs.

Argentina Takes Battle over Uruguay Mills to Hague
May 5, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Argentina sued neighboring Uruguay in an international court Thursday over the construction of two giant pulp mills on the Uruguay side of a shared river, which Argentina fears will cause pollution.

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