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Tiger Play at Private Zoo in Vietnam
September 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Grant McCool, Reuters

At the private zoo of a self-described Vietnamese conservationist, adult tigers prowl around an enclosure of grass and rocks, playfully paw at each other or snatch with their sharp teeth at live chickens being thrown to them for lunch.

Several Asian Nations Unlikely to Meet UN's Safe Water Target
September 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Teresa Cerojano, Associated Press

India and China are likely to meet U.N.-set targets for access to safe drinking water by 2015, but four other Asian nations are expected to fail, the Asian Development Bank said Wednesday.

Journal: Agency Blocked Hurricane Report
September 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press

A government agency blocked release of a report that suggests global warming is contributing to the frequency and strength of hurricanes, the journal Nature reported Tuesday.

Intact Northern Forests Worth $250 Billion a Year, According to Study
September 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Forests in northern nations such as Russia and Canada are worth $250 billion a year because of services they provide by purifying water or soaking up greenhouse gases, a researcher said on Tuesday.

Dolphin May Get a Prosthetic Tail
September 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Phil Davis, Associated Press

The news from Indian River Lagoon was too familiar: another dolphin gravely injured because of human action. But marine scientist Steve McCulloch immediately saw this rescue was unique. The baby bottlenose dolphin lost her tail, but perhaps her life could be saved.

Dutch Company Says Chemical Waste in Ivory Coast Contained No Toxic Substances
September 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The co-founder of the Dutch company that unloaded chemical waste blamed for the deaths of seven people in Ivory Coast said Monday that tests by the firm on the substance showed it contained no lethal elements.

Island Mammal Dwarfism Not Just a Matter of Size
September 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Patricia Reaney, Reuters

Dwarf animals that lived on islands thousands of years ago evolved to their tiny size due to a lack of predators and competitors, not just because they were too big for their habitats, researchers said on Monday.

California Herons Move Into Urban Settings
September 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Noaki Schwartz, Associated Press

Workers at the Schooner or Later restaurant are trained to seat customers under umbrellas -- not necessarily to shade them from the hot California sun but to protect them from falling fish heads, rat bits and half-eaten squirrels.

All 24 Aboard WWF Helicopter Killed in Nepal
September 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Gopal Sharma, Reuters

All 24 people on board a helicopter chartered by conservation group WWF in Nepal were killed after the aircraft crashed in bad weather two days ago, officials said on Monday.

China to Release Rare Tigers to Shrinking Forests
September 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

China will train 620 endangered Siberian tigers to survive in the wild as part of a controversial effort to return them to the country's shrinking northeast forests, state media reported on Monday.

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