Wildlife

Overfishing Imperils Fish in Deep Waters
February 19, 2007 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press

With declining catches close to shore, commercial fishing is turning to deeper waters, threatening species that live in the cold and gloom of the deep oceans, according to researchers.

Genetics Reveal 15 New North American Bird Species
February 19, 2007 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Genetic tests of North American birds show what may be 15 new species including ravens and owls -- look alikes that do not interbreed and have wrongly had the same name for centuries, scientists said on Sunday.

Tire Reef Off Florida Proves a Disaster
February 19, 2007 12:00 AM - Brian Skoloff, Associated Press

A mile offshore from this city's high-rise condos and spring-break bars lie as many as 2 million old tires, strewn across the ocean floor -- a white-walled, steel-belted monument to good intentions gone awry.

U.S. Wild-Bird Survey Finds No Evidence of H5N1
February 16, 2007 12:00 AM - Maggie Fox, Reuters

Tests on nearly 75,000 wild ducks, gulls and other birds have turned up no sign of dangerous H5N1 avian influenza in the United States, a federal agency said Thursday.

Alaska Bears, Walruses Harmed by Oil Work, Lawsuit Claims
February 15, 2007 12:00 AM - Yereth Rosen, Reuters

A lawsuit filed by a pair of environmental groups claims the federal government has failed to properly protect polar bears and walruses from oil development as it expands on Alaska's North Slope.

Amphibian Ark Planned to Save Frogs
February 15, 2007 12:00 AM - Dorie Turner, Associated Press

Ponds and swamps are becoming eerily silent. The familiar melody of ribbits, croaks and chirps is disappearing as a mysterious killer fungus wipes out frog populations around the globe, a phenomenon likened to the extinction of dinosaurs.

Costa Rica Probes Deaths of 500 Pelicans
February 14, 2007 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Authorities in Costa Rica said Tuesday they are investigating the mysterious deaths of about 500 brown pelicans along the country's Pacific coast over the last five days but do not suspect bird flu was the cause.

Groups Sue to Protect Marine Mammals
February 14, 2007 12:00 AM - Dan Joling, Associated Press

Two conservation groups sued the federal government Tuesday claiming marine mammal regulators are not doing enough to protect polar bears and walruses against the combined threat of oil and gas exploration and global warming.

Study Shows Bats Might Eat Birds
February 14, 2007 12:00 AM - Reuters

Bats, lauded for scooping up mosquitoes and other nasty pests but reviled for drinking blood and spreading rabies, now have another unpopular habit to live down -- it appears they eat songbirds, scientists said Tuesday.

Whaling Activists in Ship Clash, Japan Hosts Meeting
February 13, 2007 12:00 AM - Rob Tayor, Reuters

A Japanese whaling ship and protest vessels have collided in the Southern Ocean, with the protesters saying they will next ram a Japanese factory ship, despite Australian calls for them to back off before someone is killed.

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