Researchers Abandon Monkey Experiments
October 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Mike Stobbe, Associated Press
A research center has dropped a controversial proposal to conduct medical experiments on up to 100 endangered African monkeys that are natural carriers of a form of the AIDS virus but do not get sick from it.
Research Mice Leaving NYC for Suburbs
October 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Jim Fitzgerald, Associated Press
A group of 35 hospitals and medical schools in the New York metropolitan area have decided to relocate their research mouse-breeding and mouse-holding operations in a new building in Yonkers.
Critics say Easing Limits on Wetlands Development on U.S. Gulf Coast a Risk after Katrina
October 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press
A plan to ease restrictions on developing the Mississippi Gulf Coast's federally protected wetlands is under fire from critics who say the proposal would leave a region hit hard by Hurricane Katrina even more vulnerable to flooding from another storm.
Fake Grass, No-Watering Rules -- Such is Life across the Drought-Plagued West
October 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Angie Wagner, Associated Press
Roy Rogers probably never rode on it, but now he's buried under it -- a lush carpet of fake grass. Life in the West is full of changes people hardly even notice anymore -- watering schedules, desert landscaping and limits on how often you can wash your car in the driveway.
Companies Invest in Fish-Farming Project
October 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press
A Maine company and its Virginia partner are investing $30 million in a project to raise the saltwater game fish cobia, which is growing in popularity in restaurants and supermarkets.
Rebel Poachers Could Wipe Out Hippos in Congo Park
October 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters
Hippos at a national park in Congo's war-torn east could be wiped out by the end of the year unless action is taken to stop rebel militia slaughtering them for their meat and ivory, conservationists said.
Fewer Pollinators Mean Trouble for Crops
October 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press
This is a story about the birds and the bees and reproduction. No, not that story. It's about plants. Most plants need to be pollinated by birds, bees, bats and other animals and insects to reproduce. And scientists say a decline in pollinators may spell trouble for crops.
California Presents Plan to Save Salton Sea
October 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Christina Almeida, Associated Press
After two years of often intense debate and research, state officials have finished an environmental report providing 10 alternatives to help save the Salton Sea, California's largest lake.
Fight Over Chimps Enters New Chapter
October 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Elizabeth White, Associated Press
The court-appointed caregiver entrusted with Primarily Primates, a sanctuary holding an estimated 800 monkeys, chimps, jungle cats and other animals, says that everywhere she turns, another horror pops out:
Hard Times for Wildlife in Zimbabwe
October 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Angus Shaw, Associated Press
The economic chaos engulfing Zimbabwe is decimating the country's once teeming wildlife, according to a conservation group, which painted a grim picture of nature reserves staffed by poorly trained rangers who cruelly kill the animals they are meant to protect.