Boy Gets Rare Shot of California Condor
November 3, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press
A 5-year-old boy has taken a photograph of what experts say may be the first California condor to fly in Topanga Canyon's skies in more than a century.
Dutch Rescuers Try to Save Horse Herd Threatened by High Water
November 3, 2006 12:00 AM - Toby Sterling, Reuters
Rescue workers struggled Thursday to save a herd of 100 horses stranded for days on a tiny knoll after a fierce storm turned their pasture into an angry sea.
Ocean Fish, Seafood Could Collapse by 2048
November 3, 2006 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters
The world's fish and seafood populations will collapse by 2048 if current trends in habitat destruction and overfishing continue, resulting in less food for humans, researchers said Thursday.
Mistaken Theory Harms Conservation Efforts, UK Study Shows
November 2, 2006 12:00 AM - Jeremy Lovell, Reuters
Efforts to save endangered species have until now been based on a mistaken theory that if one species in an area is under threat, all species there are in danger, according to scientists at London's Imperial College.
Florida Alligator Comeback May Ease Hunting Rules
November 2, 2006 12:00 AM - Michael Peltier, Reuters
The once-endangered alligator has made such a phenomenal comeback in Florida that state wildlife officials are considering making it fair game once again.
Groups Want Forest Rules Overturned
November 2, 2006 12:00 AM - Terence Chea, Associated Press
Environmentalists asked a federal judge Wednesday to overturn the Bush administration's rules for managing the country's 155 national forests, arguing that the regulations illegally weaken protections for wilderness and wildlife.
New Aquatic Species Found in Hawaii
November 1, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press
Researchers on a three-week mission to the remote French Frigate Shoals in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands discovered 100 species never seen in the area before, including many that may be entirely new to science.
Scientist Says Large Coral Disappearing
November 1, 2006 12:00 AM - Mat Probasco, Associated Press
Large species of coral that form underwater reefs and create rich habitat for marine life are disappearing from around the U.S. Virgin Islands, Jamaica and elsewhere in the Caribbean, a leading researcher said Tuesday.
Former U.S. President Clinton Champions Mangrove Forest Recovery Efforts
November 1, 2006 12:00 AM - Tracee Herbaugh, Associated Press
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton lent his humanitarian heart to yet another cause: protecting the mangrove forests along the coastlines of countries affected by the 2004 tsunami, which he has made a special cause.
Ocean Dead Zone Off Oregon Dissipating
October 31, 2006 12:00 AM - Jeff Barnard, Associated Press
An ocean dead zone off Oregon that killed fish, crabs and sea worms in an area bigger than Rhode Island last summer lasted nearly three times longer than any of its predecessors before dissipating with autumn's change in the weather, scientists said Monday.