UConn Scientists Probe Sea Squirt Invasion
May 25, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A blob-like creature is invading Long Island Sound and posing a threat to its lobsters and other shellfish, University of Connecticut scientists say.

Cape Baboons: Hairy, Hungry and in the House
May 25, 2006 12:00 AM - Anton Ferreira, Reuters

Unruly gangs are raiding the expensive homes that line the spectacular coast of South Africa's Cape Peninsula, clearing out pantries, emptying fridges and defecating on the designer furnishings.

Feds Reject Petition to List Spotted Owl
May 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Juliana Barbassa, Associated Press

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Tuesday rejected a petition to list the California spotted owl under the Endangered Species Act, saying the population is stable and programs that prevent forest wildfires will allow it to thrive.

First Bavarian Bear in 170 Years Returns to Austria
May 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

The first wild bear seen in Bavaria in 170 years is believed to have returned to Austria after authorities gave hunters the green light to shoot the rampaging beast, the state's ministry said on Tuesday.

Rocky Mountain Elk Plan May Cost $18 Million
May 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A 20-year plan to thin the burgeoning elk herd in Rocky Mountain National Park could cost $18 million to kill some animals and disperse others, park officials said.

Japanese Whaling Fleet Departing on Four-Month Expedition
May 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A fleet of four ships was set Tuesday to depart on a four-month expedition to hunt whales for Japan's controversial research whaling program.

China Rare-Tiger Center Expects 100 Births
May 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

More than 100 Siberian tigers, one of the rarest animals, are expected to be born this year at a breeding center in China's northeast, an official said Monday.

Expert Sees Bird Flu Not Reaching U.S. Soon
May 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Nao Nakanishi, Reuters

Sick poultry and infected people, rather than migratory birds, are more likely to bring the H5N1 bird flu virus into the United States, although that was unlikely to happen soon, a leading virologist said.

EU Issues Plan to Fight Plant, Animal Extinctions
May 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Jeff Mason, Reuters

The European Union laid out a plan on Monday to halt losses of plant and animal species by 2010 as part of a global drive to slow what could be the worst spate of extinctions since the dinosaurs were wiped out.

Tribe Seeks Greater Freedom to Kill Eagles
May 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The Northern Arapaho Tribe and a man accused of shooting a bald eagle on the Wind River Indian Reservation say the federal government should make it easier for American Indians to apply to kill bald eagles for use in religious ceremonies.

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