Wildlife

Experts Say Alps Glaciers Will Melt by 2050
January 23, 2007 12:00 AM - William J. Kole, Associated Press

Glaciers will all but disappear from the Alps by 2050, scientists warned Monday, basing their bleak outlook on mounting evidence of slow but steady melting of the continental ice sheets.

Survey: Waterbird Species Are in Decline
January 23, 2007 12:00 AM - Michael Casey, Associated Press

Nearly half of the world's waterbird species are in decline, mostly due to rapid economic development and the effects of climate change, according to a global survey released Tuesday.

Conservationists Rally to Support Sharks
January 22, 2007 12:00 AM - Tara Godvin, Associated Press

Conservationists estimate 20 percent of the world's shark population is threatened -- and they're calling upon to public to give up its fear and start acting on the predator's behalf.

Explorers Set Mark in Antarctica Journey
January 22, 2007 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A team of British and Canadian explorers endured seven weeks of howling winds and subzero temperatures to become the first expedition to reach the geographic center of Antarctica without any mechanical assistance.

Canada Finds Killer Whales Drawn to Warmer Arctic
January 22, 2007 12:00 AM - Jennifer Kwan, Reuters

Melting Arctic sea ice may be attracting more killer whales to Canada's far northern waters, and that could mean some Inuit hunters will be competing directly with the majestic marine mammals for food, a group of researchers say.

Eco-Funding Deal Reached for Canadian Rainforest
January 22, 2007 12:00 AM - Allan Dowd, Reuters

International environmental groups and Canadian officials said Sunday they have struck a C$120 million ($103 million) deal to help fund environmentally friendly businesses in Canada's Pacific coast rainforest.

Bluefin Tuna Risks Commercial Extinction, WWF Says
January 22, 2007 12:00 AM - Reuters

Illegal fishing has critically depleted global stocks of tuna and some species are at high risk of commercial extinction, environmental group WWF said on Monday.

Vietnam Bans Ducks Roaming to Stop Bird Flu Spread
January 19, 2007 12:00 AM - Reuters

Vietnam has ordered farmers to stop ducks from roaming in the Mekong delta where bird flu has struck more than half of the southern rice basket region in the past month as a harvest nears, a government minister said.

Scabies Infecting More Yellowstone Elk
January 18, 2007 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The number of elk in the Yellowstone National Park region infected with scabies, a skin infestation caused by mites, is up this year, state wildlife officials say. The disease can be fatal.

Villagers Chase, Kill Two Rare Leopards in India
January 18, 2007 12:00 AM - Reuters

Panic-stricken people chased and battered to death two rare leopards in different parts of India, highlighting increasing numbers of endangered wildlife that are killed as rapid economic development destroys habitats.

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