Study Finds Melting Sea Ice a Danger to Walruses
April 17, 2006 12:00 AM - JoAnne Allen, Reuters
Arctic researchers who discovered a surprising number of abandoned baby walruses say melting sea ice may be the culprit, according to a study in the April issue of Aquatic Mammals.
Some Worms Like It Really, Really Hot, Study Finds
April 14, 2006 12:00 AM - Maggie Fox, Reuters
A species of worm that thrives on undersea hot-water vents prefers the hottest water possible, choosing to live at temperatures that kill other animals, researchers reported Thursday.
Habitat for the Red-Legged Frog Reduced
April 14, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced on Thursday that it reduced its protected habitat designation for the California red-legged frog to about 450,000 acres -- down 40 percent from its previous proposal.
Greenpeace Arctic Mission to Spotlight Polar Bears
April 14, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters
Two U.S. explorers plan to start a four-month summer expedition to the North Pole next month to gather information on the habitat of an animal they believe could be the first victim of global warming -- the polar bear.
Oregon Commision OKs Plan to Control Cougars
April 14, 2006 12:00 AM - Brad Cain, Associated Press
With worries about Oregon's growing cougar population on the rise, the state Fish and Wildlife Commission unanimously approved a plan to reduce the cats' numbers in places where they conflict with people and livestock.
Florida Island Town Overrun with Iguanas
April 14, 2006 12:00 AM - Brian Skoloff, Associated Press
Death and taxes may be life's only certainties, but for folks in one upscale island town, add iguanas. And another tax.
New Species of Stingray Discovered in Thai river
April 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press
A new species of freshwater stingray has been discovered in a river in western Thailand, but its chances for long-term survival are slim, a report said Wednesday.
FCC Rejects Call to Halt Telecom Towers for Birds
April 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters
The Federal Communications Commission Wednesday dismissed a request from environmental groups to halt construction of communications towers in the Gulf Coast region until steps are taken to protect millions of migratory birds.
U.S. Biologist Battles Killer Pythons in Florida Park
April 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Tom Brown, Reuters
The man leading efforts to eradicate giant Burmese python snakes from Everglades National Park sounds almost fearful, and certainly not optimistic, when he talks about the chances of wiping out an invasive species he calls "the enemy."
BLM Proposes Wild Horse Birth Control
April 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Becky Bohrer, Associated Press
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management, concerned about deteriorating conditions at the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range, is proposing the use of birth control over the next five years to limit herd growth.