Wildlife

U.S., Canada Weigh Great Lakes Cleanup
January 14, 2007 12:00 AM - John Flesher, Associated Press

When Canada and the United States approved the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement in 1972, the running joke in Cleveland was that anyone unlucky enough to fall into the Cuyahoga River would decay rather than drown.

Idaho Governor Calls for Gray Wolf Kill
January 12, 2007 12:00 AM - Jesse Harlan Alderman, Associated Press

Idaho's governor said Thursday he will support public hunts to kill all but 100 of the state's gray wolves after the federal government strips them of protection under the Endangered Species Act.

Turtle Thought Extinct Found in Thailand
January 11, 2007 12:00 AM - Michael Casey, Associated Press

Thai villagers have caught a river terrapin turtle that was thought to be extinct in the country, a leading conservation group said Wednesday.

China to Give Hong Kong Pandas to Mark Ten Years of Home Rule
January 11, 2007 12:00 AM - Reuters

China is to donate a second pair of pandas to Hong Kong to mark the 10th anniversary of the former British colony's return to Chinese rule, the State Forestry Administration said on Wednesday.

Rampant Gold Mining Polluting Huge Tiger Reserve in Myanmar
January 11, 2007 12:00 AM - Michael Casey, Associated Press

The military junta is allowing gold mines to pollute the world's largest wild tiger reserve in northwest Myanmar, and has promoted development that is destroying ethnic Kachin communities, a report released Wednesday alleges.

EU, Indonesia Target Illegal Logging Pact
January 10, 2007 12:00 AM - Reuters

The European Union and Indonesia, home to most of the world's orangutans, have agreed to negotiate a pact aimed at helping stop illegal logging which is threatening their habitat, the EU said on Tuesday.

Villagers, Elephants Fight for Right to Life in India
January 10, 2007 12:00 AM - Bappa Majumdar, Reuters

When a herd of wild elephants rampaged through a school kitchen in India's West Bengal state, gobbling up rice and lentils, seven-year-old Suman Bera and classmates were left without lunch -- and lessons.

Study Shows Bigger Brains Give Birds Survival Benefit
January 10, 2007 12:00 AM - Patricia Reaney, Reuters

Birds with bigger brains like crows and parrots survive better than their dimmer feathered friends, according to a study published on Wednesday.

Cook Inlet Belugas Face Extinction Risk
January 10, 2007 12:00 AM - Mary Pemberton, Associated Press

The beluga whales swimming off Alaska's largest city are at considerable risk of going extinct unless something changes, a federal study says.

Dead Sea Plight Spurs Bike Rally
January 9, 2007 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Several hundred cyclists are expected to take part in a ride around the Dead Sea in Israel to raise awareness of the importance of preserving the Sea, which is shrinking.

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