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Federal Grants Fund Suburban Bobcats Study
May 1, 2006 12:00 AM - Wilson Ring, Associated Press

In Vermont, state wildlife biologist Mark Freeman and his colleague Olivia LeMaistre are trying to determine how a species that's typically wary of humans is faring as development expands into rural areas.

California Frog at Center of Protection Debate
May 1, 2006 12:00 AM - Juliana Barbassa, Associated Press

The national debate over protecting fragile species comes to life here, where upscale housing developments push ever deeper into the rumpled blanket of grassy hills at the eastern edge of the San Francisco Bay area.

Flock of Endangered Birds Found in Cambodia
April 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A flock of one of the world's most endangered birds -- the white-shouldered ibis -- has been discovered in a remote province in northeast Cambodia, a conservationist said Monday.

Israel to Join Anti-Whaling Coalition Alongside U.S., Australia
April 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Aron Heller, Associated Press

Israel has decided to join the coalition of anti-whaling nations that oppose motions to increase whale hunting quotas, the Foreign Ministry and U.S. Embassy confirmed Thursday.

Parasite Seen as Likely Cause of Starfish Kill North of Vancouver
April 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Hundreds of starfish have been found dead on a beach on British Columbia's Sunshine Coast, and a scientist says a nonnative parasite is likely to blame.

NASA Rounds up Roadkill for Shuttle Safety
April 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Irene Klotz, Reuters

NASA has set up what it calls a "road kill posse" to quickly clear as many carcasses as possible from the 6,000-acre site, in hopes of encouraging the vulture population to relocate by cutting off its food supply.

California Seal Pups Beat Kids in Battle over Beach
April 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Sarah Tippit, Reuters

A school of about 200 harbor seals has emerged victorious in the battle between those who want to protect one of California's top seal-spotting places and those who cherish the "Children's Pool," a cove built 70 years ago to give tots a safe place to swim.

Scientists Seek Clues to Dying Steelhead
April 25, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Steelhead, which are similar to rainbow trout but spend much of their lives in the ocean and return to rivers to spawn, have such complex life cycles that unraveling the mystery of their decline is difficult.

Study Indicates Mormon Crickets Invade to Survive
April 25, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The threat of being eaten could drive the march of Mormon crickets as they munch their way across millions of acres in the arid West, new research suggests.

Norway Slams Whaling Critics, Says Stocks Robust
April 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Norway hit back on Sunday at 12 nations led by Britain for urging an end to whale hunts, saying a plan to raise catches to the highest in two decades in 2006 would not damage stocks of the giant mammals.

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