Scientists Want Global Body to Conserve Biodiversity
July 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Patricia Reaney, Reuters
Scientists warned on Wednesday that the world is on the brink of a major biodiversity crisis and called for the creation of an international body to advise governments on how to protect the planet's ecosystems.
Camera Now Tracks Alaska Brown Bears
July 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Mary Pemberton, Associated Press
Only a lucky few are allowed each summer to get up close and personal with the McNeil River bears, but now they have a much bigger audience thanks to a remote camera trained on their every move.
Haifa Zoo Uses Bomb-Proof Cages to Secure Carnivores
July 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters
Staff at Israel's Haifa zoo have locked the lions and tigers in bomb proof cages to stop them escaping if there is a hit from a Hizbollah missile.
Fire Ants on the Rise in Coastal Virginia
July 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press
Fire ants are showing up in greater numbers in coastal Virginia, much to the alarm of gardeners and farmers who dare disturb their nests.
Falcons Get Glimpse of New Texas Habitat
July 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press
After living in cardboard U-Haul boxes for two days, 28 endangered North American aplomado falcons got a glimpse of their new home in the rugged West Texas desert Tuesday.
House Concurs with US-Russia Accord on Polar Bears
July 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Jim Abrams, Associated Press
The House gave its approval Monday to a U.S.-Russia treaty to help protect polar bears from overhunting and other threats to their survival.
Two Humpbacks Entangled off New England
July 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press
Rescue crews were attempting Sunday to free two humpback whales entangled in commercial fishing nets or marine rope in New England coastal waters.
Florida Authorities Begin Gator-Feeding Sting
July 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Brian Skoloff, Associated Press
Crusty's days are numbered. The well-known 8-foot alligator has become so accustomed to people feeding him that his demise is certain.
Big Wildebeest Migration Good Sign for Post-War Angola
July 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters
Thousands of wildebeest are currently making their way to Angola from Zambia in a little-known and expanding migration that is a sign of renewal for the war-ravaged African country.
Gators, Manatees, Vultures Share NASA Launch Site
July 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters
Alligators, manatees and vultures share Kennedy Space Center with space shuttle Discovery, so for more than 40 years NASA has had to adjust to launching rockets in the middle of a national wildlife refuge.