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Debate over Delisting Yellowstone-Area Grizzlies Splits Scientists
April 3, 2006 12:00 AM - Becky Bohrer, Associated Press

The government's call to remove federal protections for grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park has sparked sharp debate among some of the country's leading bear experts, who are divided over whether the bear population has recovered enough.

Humble Goldfish Make Splash for LA River Project
March 31, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

They're only two humble goldfish but their four-week adventure has captured more attention than years of efforts to beautify the trash-strewn concrete channel otherwise known as the Los Angeles River.

Borneo Rainforests a Treasure Trove of Rare Species
March 31, 2006 12:00 AM - Diyan Jari and Reuben Carder, Reuters

Some conservationists believe Borneo could be the next "Lost World" after the recent discovery of a host of butterflies, birds and frogs in another Indonesian jungle on the island of New Guinea.

Stranded Whales Mystify U.S. Researchers
March 30, 2006 12:00 AM - Maggie Fox, Reuters

ests of blood and urine, sampling of stomach contents and checks for damage caused by sonar have all left scientists puzzled by a mass stranding of whales off the North Carolina Coast last year.

Snail Slows Down Pace of New Zealand Coal Mine
March 30, 2006 12:00 AM - Terry Wade, Reuters

In the latest battle between big business and biodiversity, the fate of a unique small, brown snail that lives in a place called Happy Valley on the west coast of New Zealand hangs in the balance.

For Some Fish, Lack of Oxygen in Water Can Mean Way Too Many Males
March 30, 2006 12:00 AM - Seth Borenstein, Associated Press

Dead zones -- oxygen-starved patches of ocean -- may be turning normal breeding grounds into the equivalent of male-dominated locker rooms for fish.

California Condors Spotted Nesting in Big Sur
March 30, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

For the first time in more than 100 years, California condors were spotted nesting in the northern part of the state, scientists said.

Study Says Cruise Ships Distress Harbor Seals
March 30, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

When large cruise ships get too close to harbor seals, the animals become distressed, according to a new federal study. One concern is that if seals are routinely disturbed, it will drain their energy reserves, possibly resulting in lower reproduction or reduced survival.

EU Calls for Global Ban on Bottom Trawling to Prevent Harm to Ocean Life
March 29, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The European Union called for a global ban Tuesday on bottom trawling calling the random fishing practice harmful to the biodiversity of oceans.

Island Nation Creates Third Largest Marine Park
March 29, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

A tiny island nation in the Pacific Ocean has created the world's third-largest marine reserve, as global efforts to preserve biodiversity widen to include everything from insects to fish to forests.

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