Wildlife

Deep-Sea Trawling Destroying Underwater Mountains
November 15, 2006 12:00 AM - Patricia Reaney, Reuters

Deep-sea trawling is destroying underwater mountains teeming with marine life and causing irreparable damage to ecosystems, scientists warned on Wednesday.

Norwegian Hunters Kill 546 Minke Whales in 2006, Just over Half of Quota
November 14, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Norwegian hunters killed 546 minke whales this year, falling far short of their commercial whaling quota because bad weather spoiled much of the season, government and industry officials said Monday.

Global Warming Could Wipe Out Most Birds, WWF Says
November 14, 2006 12:00 AM - Daniel Wallis, Reuters

Unchecked climate change could drive up to 72 per cent of the world's bird species into extinction but the world still has a chance to limit the losses, conservation group WWF said in a report on Tuesday.

Snows of Kilimanjaro Shrink: God or Global Warming?
November 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

At the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, an elderly Maasai village chief squints up at the summit and says only God can explain the shrinking snowcap and worsening droughts.

El Nino May Spell Trouble for Indonesian Orangutans
November 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Achmad Sukarsono, Reuters

Indonesia's orangutan population, under threat from smog-producing forest fires this year, could be in graver danger in 2007 when dry El Nino conditions are expected to intensify in the region, an ecologist said on Monday.

Space Maps of Forests from 1990s Could Aid Climate
November 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Photographs taken from space can track deforestation in developing nations and could be used along with cash incentives to safeguard trees and combat global warming, experts say.

Climate Change Melting Fabled African Glaciers
November 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Tim Cocks, Reuters

Climate change is melting a legendary ice field in equatorial Africa and may soon thaw it out completely, threatening fresh water supplies to hundreds of thousands of people, a climate expert said on Thursday.

Barbados Faces Invasion by Giant Snails
November 9, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A breed of giant, ravenous snails that first appeared in Barbados five years ago has thrived on the tropical island, destroying crops and prompting calls for the government to eliminate the slimy pests.

Groups Sue to End Gulf Bluefin Fishing
November 9, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Bluefin tuna fishing should be shut down in the Gulf of Mexico to keep one of the world's largest and most valuable fish from dying out, environmentalists say.

Environmentalists Warn of Shark Troubles
November 9, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Many species of shark are facing a serious threat to their existence because of worldwide fishing trends, environmentalists said Wednesday.

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