Wildlife

Task Force Finds Puget Sound Needs Billions
October 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Rachel La Corte, Associated Press

It will take billions of dollars and targeted efforts to restore dwindling habitat and reduce pollution if Puget Sound's biggest problems are to be solved by 2020, a state task force said Thursday.

Group Warns Mountains Will Lose Ice Caps
October 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Malkhadir M. Muhumed, Associated Press

Africa's two highest mountains _ Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya _ will lose their ice cover within 25 to 50 years if deforestation and industrial pollution are not stopped, environmentalists warned Thursday.

Madagascar Coral Reefs Damaged
October 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A new survey of coral reefs along Madagascar's southwestern coast found massive damage from coral bleaching caused by rising sea temperatures, researchers said Thursday.

Big Bogs Spurred Ancient Global Warming
October 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

Massive peat bogs in Siberia and elsewhere may have helped spur global warming at the end of the last ice age some 12,000 years ago, scientists reported Thursday.

New Type of Mouse Discovered in Cyprus
October 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Thomas Wagner, Associated Press

A previously unknown type of mouse has been discovered on the island of Cyprus, apparently the first new terrestrial mammal species discovered in Europe in decades.

Wasps Released in Louisiana to Combat Bugs
October 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Stacey Plaisance, Associated Press

Louisiana horticulturists tied a small cylindrical vial containing hundreds of gnat-sized wasps to a hibiscus plant on a well-groomed lawn Wednesday, and removed the cap.

Study Shows Earth Wobbles Linked to Mammal Extinctions
October 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Wobbles or variations in the Earth's orbit and tilt are associated with extinctions of rodent and mammalian species, Dutch scientists said on Wednesday.

Targeted Vaccination Could Save Endangered Species
October 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Patricia Reaney, Reuters

Targeted vaccination against rabies and other infectious diseases could save from extinction threatened animals such as the Ethiopian wolf, the world's most endangered member of the dog family.

Hooded Seal Returned to the Wild
October 11, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A young seal that has been receiving medical treatment after being found dehydrated and with a bellyful of sand this summer was returned to the wild Tuesday.

Doctor Touts Vasectomies for Elephants
October 11, 2006 12:00 AM - Stephen Majors, Associated Press

At Walt Disney World's Animal Kingdom, head veterinarian Mark Stetter demonstrates the 5-foot contraception tool for a procedure that he hopes will help control Africa's elephant population: vasectomies.

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