Researchers Link Chinook, Orca Populations
April 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Peggy Andersen, Associated Press
The killer whales that chase salmon in this region's inland waters feed almost exclusively on chinook, to the extent that the orca population ebbs and flows right along with that of the West Coast's largest and longest-lived salmon, researchers said Tuesday.
Cats Seen at Risk in Bird Flu Zones
April 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press
People living in areas where bird flu has been found in poultry or wild birds should keep their cats indoors, say scientists who believe the potential role of felines in spreading the virus is being overlooked.
Greenpeace Sounds Alert over Indian Turtle Deaths
April 5, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters
More than 2,000 endangered Olive Ridley turtles have washed ashore dead in eastern India over the past three months, environmental pressure group Greenpeace said on Tuesday, blaming illegal fishing.
Feds to Do Their Own Spotted Owl Recovery Plan
April 5, 2006 12:00 AM - Jeff Barnard, Associated Press
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has decided it can't afford to pay an outside contractor to develop a recovery plan for the northern spotted owl, so it will develop the blueprint for saving the threatened species from extinction on its own.
Crafty Sea Lion Befuddles Engineers
April 3, 2006 12:00 AM - Joseph B. Frazier, Associated Press
A particularly crafty sea lion is befuddling the Army Corps of Engineers, who have come to believe the 1,000-pound mammal is either from hell -- or from Harvard.
U.N. Environmental Conference in Brazil Ends with Few Advances
April 3, 2006 12:00 AM - Michael Astor, Associated Press
A U.N.-sponsored environmental conference ended Friday with disappointment for environmentalists who saw the contentious issue over how to compensate indigenous communities for genetic resources shelved until 2010.
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.