Wildlife

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.

Greens Eye Comeback for American Bison
October 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters

The seven bison on display in a fenced enclosure here hardly evoke the teeming hordes that once stretched to the horizon. But some ecologists hope that they can reintroduce bison to the wild in parts of the American West.

Pennsylvania Moves to End Cruelty at Puppy Mills
October 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Jon Hurdle, Reuters

Pennsylvania unveiled measures Tuesday to crack down on commercial kennels that breed dogs in inhumane conditions across a state that has one of the biggest concentrations of so-called puppy mills in the United States.

Oregon Airport De-Icing System Harms Fish
October 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A $31 million system designed to collect runoff from de-icing fluid sprayed on planes at Portland International Airport in winter is causing problems for fish.

Iceland to Resume Commercial Whaling
October 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Krista Mahr, Associated Press

Iceland said Tuesday it would resume commercial whaling after a nearly two-decade moratorium, defying a worldwide ban on hunting the mammals for their meat.

Brazil Tells Foreigners Amazon Not for Sale
October 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Andrea Welsh, Reuters

Brazil Tuesday rejected a foreign proposal to buy and preserve land in the endangered Amazon and asked former U.S. Vice President Al Gore to support a home-grown rainforest-protection plan.

North Sea Herring, Hake Stocks Good, but Cod, Flatfish Still Depleted
October 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press

Norwegian herring has reached healthy levels and the Northern hake is making a comeback, but stocks of flatfish, cod and sand eel are still depleted in the North Sea, an international marine research group said Monday.

Antarctic Ice Collapse Tied to Greenhouse Gases
October 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Scientists said Monday that they had found the first direct evidence linking the collapse of an ice shelf in Antarctica to global warming widely blamed on human activities.

Congressman to Push Bill on Sea Lions
October 17, 2006 12:00 AM - William McCall, Associated Press

Fishery officials have tried just about everything to keep California sea lions from munching on threatened salmon migrating up the Columbia River -- from yelling at them to setting off firecrackers. But nothing has worked.

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