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Hong Kong Checks Reports of 30,000 China Chicken Deaths
May 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Hong Kong is checking media reports of the deaths of 30,000 chickens on a farm in the northeastern Chinese city of Dalian, a government spokesman said on Monday.

Biologists in Tennessee Go on a Bio-Blitz
May 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Biologists trapped all kinds of mice and then went looking under rocks and logs for salamanders as part of a 48-hour bio-blitz to document all animals in Tennessee's parks.

Whirling Disease Spreading in Utah
May 15, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A disease that can deform trout, cause them to chase their own tail and eventually lead to their starvation, continues to spread swiftly through Utah's waterways.

Some Elk Still Struggling with Aftermath of St. Helens' Eruption
May 15, 2006 12:00 AM - Curt Woodward, Associated Press

More than 25 years after its eruption turned this river valley into moonscape, elk living in the shadow of Mount St. Helens are starving to death at a rate that has alarmed many observers.

Sheep in Cairo Thanks Australia for Animal Ban
May 15, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

An activist dressed as a sheep presented a floral bouquet to the Australian embassy in Cairo on Sunday for its country's ban on exporting live animals to Egypt.

Alaska Gets Its First Artificial Reef
May 15, 2006 12:00 AM - Mary Pemberton, Associated Press

Fifty feet down in the cold waters of Smitty's Cove, a concrete paradise is being built for some of Alaska's most unusual creatures. It took less than 24 hours before some of them started checking out the new real estate -- the state's first artificial reef.

What Price Nature? Bogs $6,000, Reefs $10,000
May 15, 2006 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

The figures read like a real estate agent's listings: 2.5 acres of marsh in Canada, $6,000 per year; a tropical forest in Cameroon, $3,500; a Caribbean coral reef, $10,000.

Thirty-Four Endangered Turtles Returned to Vietnam
May 15, 2006 12:00 AM - Michael Casey, Associated Press

Thirty-four rare pond turtles have been returned to Vietnam in what a conservationist said Saturday was the first time that smuggled wildlife was repatriated to the country.

Climate Change Threatens Development of Billions of World's Poorest People, Charity Says
May 15, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Millions of people around the world face death and devastation due to floods, famine, drought and violence caused by global warming, a charity warned.

Biotech Firm Raises Furor With Rice Plan
May 15, 2006 12:00 AM - Paul Elias, Associated Press

A tiny biosciences company is developing a promising drug to fight diarrhea, a scourge among babies in the developing world, but it has made an astonishing number of powerful enemies because it grows the experimental drug in rice genetically engineered with a human gene.

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