Wildlife Conservation Team Begins Survey of Irrawaddy Dolphins in Myanmar, Report Says
December 13, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press
A wildlife team led by a U.S. expert has begun an annual survey of endangered Irrawaddy dolphins in Myanmar's main river, a count that last year showed just 50 of the animals still living there, a newspaper reported Sunday.
Bush OKs Ruling That May Endanger Species
December 13, 2004 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press
The Bush administration said Friday it will allow developers to complete construction and other projects even after belated discoveries that the work could endanger protected species.
Chesapeake Bay Researchers Growing Blue Crabs in the Lab in Hopes of Restoring the Industry
December 8, 2004 12:00 AM - Gretchen Parker, Associated Press
More than 1,600 wriggling blue crabs, so young that their shells are still soft and see-through, are taken from gurgling tanks and dropped one at a time into coolers filled with nets. Minutes later, they are loaded onto trucks, driven to two tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay and dropped into the water.
Hawks Evicted From New York City Perch
December 8, 2004 12:00 AM - Richard Pyle, Associated Press
Pale Male the city hawk was evicted from his nest, and the flap has already begun.
Fur-Filled Show Likely to Ruffle Feathers
December 8, 2004 12:00 AM - Ellen Wulfhorst, Reuters
Expect fur to fly at the newest exhibit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Museum officials are braced for controversy over "Wild: Fashion Untamed," an exhibit of fashion's use of fur and feathers that opens this week with such graphic items as a jaguar's head purse and a hat adorned with stuffed parakeets.
Giant Pacific Octopus Doesn't Give Up on Motherhood
December 7, 2004 12:00 AM - Mary Pemberton, Associated Press
It was a May-December romance that really had legs: Young Aurora, a female giant octopus and her aging cephalopod suitor J-1 were thrown together for a blind date seven months ago by aquarists who hoped the two would mate.
Experts Urge Action to Save Threatened Fish Species in British Waters
December 7, 2004 12:00 AM - Michael McDonough, Associated Press
Fishing should be banned in almost a third of British waters to protect the marine environment and save threatened fish species, a panel of experts said Tuesday.
U.S. Workers' Group Says EPA Censors Comments
December 7, 2004 12:00 AM - Judith Crosson, Reuters
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency censored warnings that a Bush administration plan to build roads in national forests could harm drinking water, a group representing government workers said Monday.
Interior Department Finds Sage Grouse Outlook Less Than Dire
December 6, 2004 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press
Interior Department biologists have recommended against adding the sage grouse to the U.S. endangered species list, a determination that could wind up benefiting natural gas and oil producers but add to environmentalists' concerns.
Studies Show Captive Elephant Breeding Difficult
December 6, 2004 12:00 AM - Angela K. Brown, Associated Press
Elephants in zoos are living as long as those in the wild, but their population in captivity is dwindling because it is so difficult to breed them, according to studies released Friday.