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U.S. Proposes Protections for Imperiled Right Whales
November 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Some of the world's last Pacific right whales will get special protections in the Bering Sea to boost the animals' chances of avoiding extinction, the National Marine Fisheries Service said Tuesday.

Judge Overturns Ban on Grouper in Gulf of Mexico
November 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A two-month ban on recreational grouper fishing in the Gulf of Mexico that was scheduled to begin Tuesday has been overturned.

Researchers To Study Urban Coyotes
November 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

State and university researchers plan a detailed study on urban neighborhoods that have become hot spots for coyotes. Coyotes, which have been setting up dens in the bushes of two neighborhoods here, will be captured and radio-collared by the Arizona Game and Fish Department and University of Arizona researchers.

Armadillos Spread North in Georgia
November 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Elliott Minor, Associated Press

After years in south Georgia, where they are common road kill and a nuisance to some homeowners, armadillos have spread to the chillier northern half of the state where their digging and burrowing is already generating complaints.

Study Reveals Mice Sing in the Presence of Mates
November 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Cheryl Wittenauer, Associated Press

Songbirds may be the Sinatras of the animal world, but male mice can carry a tune too, say Washington University researchers who were surprised by what they heard.

Animal Extremists Face Travelling Ban
November 2, 2005 12:00 AM - The Business, London

The UK is considering the use of restraining orders to stop the animal rights extremists who have been creating havoc for the pharmaceutical industry from travelling abroad.

Illegal Fish Threaten Wyo. Trout Stream
November 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Ben Neary, Associated Press

Burbot -- an aggressive, eel-like fish that eat young trout -- have been illegally stocked in a reservoir in southwest Wyoming, and officials say they now pose a threat to some of the state's premier trout water in the upper Green River.

Montana Wildlife Officials Kill Nine Wolves
November 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Becky Bohrer, Associated Press

Federal wildlife managers killed nine wolves in just over a month for allegedly attacking or killing livestock in southwest Montana.

Australia Uses New Methods To Protect Whales
October 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Fierce whale-hunting opponent Australia said on Friday it was expanding the use of satellite and DNA technology to track and research whales as it seeks to overturn the killing of whales for scientific purposes.

Birds Vs. Windmills Battle Heads to Calif. Courts
October 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Carolyn Abate, Reuters

The wind farm at Altamont Pass produces clean electricity for tens of thousands of homes. The windmills also kill a large number of migratory birds passing through the region east of San Francisco.

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