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Researchers Identify Extinction Hotspots
March 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

From frigid northern Canada and Alaska to tropical Asian islands, lands where wildlife seems safe today may pose some of the greatest extinction dangers in the future.

Researchers Work to Save Gooney Birds
March 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A pack of 10 gooney bird chicks flew into Kauai Friday -- on a chartered plane. Japanese researchers are set to raise the wild birds and thus get a leg up on saving their country's own endangered golden gooney.

States Appeal to U.S. Top Court on CO2 Car Emissions
March 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Timothy Gardner, Reuters

A dozen U.S. states appealed to the Supreme Court Friday on a case that seeks to force the U.S. government to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from cars and trucks, an environmental group said.

Scientists Find Antarctic Ice Shrank Significantly
March 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

The Antarctic ice sheet shrank significantly during the past three years, according to the findings of a NASA study.

Mice Are Key Tool in Quest for New Drugs
March 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Matt Crenson, Associated Press

Always a mainstay of scientific research, mice have become a critical tool in the quest for new drugs and medical treatments.

Pirate Trawlers Face Crackdown on Overfishing
March 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Pirate trawlers will be tracked by a new database as part of a planned crackdown on illegal fish catches worth $9.5 billion a year that are adding to strains on global stocks, a report said Friday.

Dog's Death Sparks Debate over Trapping's Place in Suburbia
March 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Frank Eltman, Associated Press

Although documented reports of pets being caught in traps are rare, New York state legislator Jon Cooper said he has no doubt that "dozens or hundreds of pets that don't come home" are killed by traps.

'Hippie Chimps' Fast Disappearing in Congo
March 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Anjan Sundaram, Associated Press

Scientists are struggling to save the fast-disappearing bonobo, the gentle "hippie chimp" known for resolving squabbles through sex rather than violence.

Pesticides Found Throughout the Nation's Streams
March 6, 2006 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

Most of the nation's rivers and streams -- and the fish in them -- are contaminated with pesticides linked to cancer, birth defects and neurological disorders, but not at levels that can harm humans.

China to Spend Nearly A Billion Dollars to Repel Wetland Rats
March 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

China will target a 7.5 billion yuan ($934 million) fund at repelling an invasion of rats eating their way across fragile wetlands on the Tibetan plateau, the China Daily said on Friday.

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