Federal Agency Closes Area in Utah to Off-Road Vehicles to Protect Rare Cactus
September 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Paul Foy, Associated Press
To protect two rare species of cactus, federal officials Wednesday banned off-road vehicles from a large swath of southern Utah's badlands.
U.N. Says Waste Dumped in Ivory Coast Violated International Agreements
September 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Pauline Bax, Associated Press
A U.N. expert on Tuesday called the dumping of chemical residue in Ivory Coast a clear violation of international hazardous waste agreements.
Three States to Work on Pacific Ocean Health
September 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press
The governors of Oregon, Washington and California announced an agreement Monday to work together to improve Pacific Ocean health, saying "oceans should be managed on an ecosystem level."
Fish Used to Detect Terror Attacks
September 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Marcus Wohlsen, Associated Press
A type of fish so common that practically every American kid who ever dropped a fishing line and a bobber into a pond has probably caught one is being enlisted in the fight against terrorism.
Shark That Walks on Fins Is Discovered
September 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Michael Casey, Associated Press
Scientists combing through undersea fauna off Indonesia's Papua province said Monday they had discovered dozens of new species, including a shark that walks on its fins and a shrimp that looks like a praying mantis.
Lions Dying in Indian Zoo after Failed Experiment
September 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Palash Kumar, Reuters
Twenty-one lions are dying in a zoo in north India after a cross-breeding experiment to boost the park's attractions went disastrously wrong.
Cape Town to Increase Shark Patrols
September 15, 2006 12:00 AM - Clare Nullis, Associated Press
A South African shark-spotting program to warn surfers and swimmers about the approach of great whites is to be expanded, environmentalists said Thursday, though they added the sharks have more to fear than humans.
Wisconsin Farm Has Third Rare White Buffalo
September 14, 2006 12:00 AM - Emily Fredrix, Associated Press
A farm in Wisconsin is quickly becoming hallowed ground again for American Indians with the birth of its third white buffalo, an animal considered sacred by many tribes for its potential to bring good fortune and peace.
Thai Monkey Business Over as Orangutan Head Home
September 14, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters
One of the world's largest cases of great ape smuggling will draw to a close next week when around 50 orangutan rescued from a Thai amusement park fly home to their native Indonesia, a wildlife campaigner said on Thursday.
South Pacific States To Sign Whale, Dolphin Conservation Agreement
September 14, 2006 12:00 AM - Ray Lilley, Associated Press
A group of South Pacific nations will sign an agreement to help protect and conserve whale and dolphin species, New Zealand Conservation Minister Chris Carter said Thursday.