Greens Eye Comeback for American Bison
October 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters
The seven bison on display in a fenced enclosure here hardly evoke the teeming hordes that once stretched to the horizon. But some ecologists hope that they can reintroduce bison to the wild in parts of the American West.
Pennsylvania Moves to End Cruelty at Puppy Mills
October 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Jon Hurdle, Reuters
Pennsylvania unveiled measures Tuesday to crack down on commercial kennels that breed dogs in inhumane conditions across a state that has one of the biggest concentrations of so-called puppy mills in the United States.
Oregon Airport De-Icing System Harms Fish
October 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press
A $31 million system designed to collect runoff from de-icing fluid sprayed on planes at Portland International Airport in winter is causing problems for fish.
Iceland to Resume Commercial Whaling
October 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Krista Mahr, Associated Press
Iceland said Tuesday it would resume commercial whaling after a nearly two-decade moratorium, defying a worldwide ban on hunting the mammals for their meat.
Brazil Tells Foreigners Amazon Not for Sale
October 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Andrea Welsh, Reuters
Brazil Tuesday rejected a foreign proposal to buy and preserve land in the endangered Amazon and asked former U.S. Vice President Al Gore to support a home-grown rainforest-protection plan.
North Sea Herring, Hake Stocks Good, but Cod, Flatfish Still Depleted
October 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press
Norwegian herring has reached healthy levels and the Northern hake is making a comeback, but stocks of flatfish, cod and sand eel are still depleted in the North Sea, an international marine research group said Monday.
Antarctic Ice Collapse Tied to Greenhouse Gases
October 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters
Scientists said Monday that they had found the first direct evidence linking the collapse of an ice shelf in Antarctica to global warming widely blamed on human activities.
Congressman to Push Bill on Sea Lions
October 17, 2006 12:00 AM - William McCall, Associated Press
Fishery officials have tried just about everything to keep California sea lions from munching on threatened salmon migrating up the Columbia River -- from yelling at them to setting off firecrackers. But nothing has worked.
Haze Distresses Orangutans in Indonesian Reserve
October 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Achmad Sukarsono, Reuters
Haze from Indonesian forest fires has disturbed orangutans living in a natural reserve on Borneo island, a park official said on Monday, blaming deer hunters for intentionally torching protected areas.
Japan Tuna Quota Halved for the Next Five Years
October 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Elaine Lies, Reuters
Japan's annual fishing quota for southern bluefin tuna, a sought-after delicacy in the world's largest fish consumer, will be halved for the next five years due to Tokyo's overfishing, a government agency said on Monday.