Wildlife

U.S. Says Will Pull Alaska Wetlands from Oil Drilling
September 25, 2006 12:00 AM - Tom Doggett, Reuters

In a win for environmentalists, the U.S. Interior Department says it is willing to withdraw sensitive wetlands from a large area in Alaska's western Arctic region that it wanted to open next week to oil and natural gas drilling.

Lebanon Begins To Clean Ravaged Coast After Wartime Oil Spill
September 22, 2006 12:00 AM - Henry Meyer, Associated Press

Shovel-wielding volunteers sifted through oil-stained sand on a beach where tourists once swam, now emptied by a massive spill caused by Israeli bombardment. Two months later, only 3 percent of the oil has been recovered.

Federal Agency Closes Area in Utah to Off-Road Vehicles to Protect Rare Cactus
September 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Paul Foy, Associated Press

To protect two rare species of cactus, federal officials Wednesday banned off-road vehicles from a large swath of southern Utah's badlands.

U.N. Says Waste Dumped in Ivory Coast Violated International Agreements
September 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Pauline Bax, Associated Press

A U.N. expert on Tuesday called the dumping of chemical residue in Ivory Coast a clear violation of international hazardous waste agreements.

Three States to Work on Pacific Ocean Health
September 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The governors of Oregon, Washington and California announced an agreement Monday to work together to improve Pacific Ocean health, saying "oceans should be managed on an ecosystem level."

Fish Used to Detect Terror Attacks
September 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Marcus Wohlsen, Associated Press

A type of fish so common that practically every American kid who ever dropped a fishing line and a bobber into a pond has probably caught one is being enlisted in the fight against terrorism.

Shark That Walks on Fins Is Discovered
September 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Michael Casey, Associated Press

Scientists combing through undersea fauna off Indonesia's Papua province said Monday they had discovered dozens of new species, including a shark that walks on its fins and a shrimp that looks like a praying mantis.

Lions Dying in Indian Zoo after Failed Experiment
September 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Palash Kumar, Reuters

Twenty-one lions are dying in a zoo in north India after a cross-breeding experiment to boost the park's attractions went disastrously wrong.

Cape Town to Increase Shark Patrols
September 15, 2006 12:00 AM - Clare Nullis, Associated Press

A South African shark-spotting program to warn surfers and swimmers about the approach of great whites is to be expanded, environmentalists said Thursday, though they added the sharks have more to fear than humans.

Wisconsin Farm Has Third Rare White Buffalo
September 14, 2006 12:00 AM - Emily Fredrix, Associated Press

A farm in Wisconsin is quickly becoming hallowed ground again for American Indians with the birth of its third white buffalo, an animal considered sacred by many tribes for its potential to bring good fortune and peace.

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