Wildlife

Bird Ranges Move, but Is It Climate Change?
January 31, 2007 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters

The northern cardinal is one of several birds whose range has changed significantly enough in a short period of time to be caught in updated editions of field guides, which use maps to show the distribution of species.

U.S. Gets a C- on Protecting Oceans
January 31, 2007 12:00 AM - Andrew Miga, Associated Press

The United States made modest progress on protecting its oceans last year, but still needs to boost funding for desperately needed reforms, a commission on ocean policy said Tuesday.

U.S. Plans to Remove Gray Wolves from Endangered List
January 30, 2007 12:00 AM - John Flesher, Associated Press

Once hunted to near extinction, gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region and the northern Rocky Mountains have rebounded so successfully they no longer need federal protection, officials said.

PETA Ends Boycott of Pomegranate Juice Maker POM
January 29, 2007 12:00 AM - Reuters

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has ended its boycott of POM Wonderful after the pomegranate juice maker said last week it had stopped testing on animals.

Mussels May Harm California Water Pipelines
January 29, 2007 12:00 AM - Noaki Schwartz, Associated Press

Lake divers have found no more quagga mussels, but state officials say they will continue to hunt for the invasive, pipe-clogging mollusks they fear could wreak havoc with water lines supplying Southern California.

Canada Worried by Plunging Caribou Population
January 29, 2007 12:00 AM - David Ljunggren, Reuters

The caribou population in Canada's vast Northwest Territories is falling rapidly and the increasingly warm climate could slow the animals' chances of recovery, a wildlife specialist said Friday.

Fish-Killing Virus Found in Lake Huron
January 26, 2007 12:00 AM - John Flesher, Associated Press

A fast-spreading aquatic virus threatening stormy waters for the Great Lakes fishing industry has been detected in Lake Huron for the first time, officials said Thursday.

Hunters Seek New Frontiers in Russia, Mongolia
January 26, 2007 12:00 AM - Kathryn Reed, Reuters

Africa, long the king of the jungle for big-game hunters, is losing ground to new exotic frontiers, including in the former communist world, experts said at an annual convention this week.

Congo Guerillas Agree to Stop Killing Gorillas
January 25, 2007 12:00 AM - John Bavier, Reuters

Congolese rebels accused of killing and eating at least two of the world's 700 remaining mountain gorillas in recent weeks have agreed to stop killing the rare primates, a conservation group said on Wednesday.

Greenpeace Set to Confront Japanese Whalers
January 25, 2007 12:00 AM - Reuters

International environmental group Greenpeace will set sail from New Zealand on Friday to again confront Japanese whaling ships in the Southern Ocean, kicking off its 2007 anti-whaling campaign.

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