Scientist Says Prairie Dogs Have Own Language
December 6, 2004 12:00 AM - Tania Soussan, Associated Press
Prairie dogs, those little pups popping in and out of holes on vacant lots and rural rangeland, are talking up a storm. They have different "words" for tall human in yellow shirt, short human in green shirt, coyote, deer, red-tailed hawk and many other creatures.
Brazil Amazon Deforestation Jumps, Data Shows
December 2, 2004 12:00 AM - Axel Bugge, Reuters
An area of Amazon jungle larger than the U.S. state of New Jersey has been destroyed this year and work on a new highway is mainly to blame, environmental group Friends of the Earth and the government said Wednesday.
Ancient Angola Elephant Route to be Demined
December 2, 2004 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters
An ancient but now lethal migration route for elephants is to be demined in Angola, paving the way for swelling herds in neighbouring Botswana and Zambia to expand their range, the United Nations said on Thursday.
Future Uncertain for Rare Hawaiian Bird
December 1, 2004 12:00 AM - Jaymes Song, Associated Press
One of Earth's rarest birds might have gone into extinction following the death of one of the last known po'ouli.
Decades of Illegal Logging Blamed for High Death Toll in Philippine Storm
December 1, 2004 12:00 AM - Teresa Cerojano, Associated Press
President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on Wednesday ordered the military and police to crack down on illegal logging, after flash floods and landslides triggered by rampant deforestation killed nearly 340 people this week.
U.S. Virgin Island Fishermen Voice Concerns about Proposed Ban on Fishing of Several Species
December 1, 2004 12:00 AM - Mat Probasco, Associated Press
Local fishermen met with federal regulators Tuesday night to discuss their concerns about proposed bans on the fishing of several popular species.
Japanese Aid to Smaller Nations Coincides with Whaling Votes
December 1, 2004 12:00 AM - Hugh Dellios, Chicago Tribune
The only whales seen in Nicaragua are the ones that wash up occasionally on the Pacific beaches. The country has no whaling fleet, no tradition of whaling and certainly no market for whale blubber.
Environmentalists See Trouble for Air, Wildlife in Bush's Second Term
December 1, 2004 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press
Environmentalists see some of their worst fears playing out as President Bush moves to cement a second-term agenda that includes getting more timber, oil and gas from public lands and relying on the market rather than regulation to curb pollution.
Bush Administration Proposes Cuts in Federally Designated Areas to Save Salmon from Extinction
December 1, 2004 12:00 AM - Jeff Barnard, Associated Press
The Bush administration has proposed large cuts in federally designated areas in the Northwest and California meant to aid the recovery of threatened or endangered salmon. Protection would focus instead on rivers where the fish now thrive.
At Least 55 Whales Die in New Zealand Mass Stranding, Officials Say
November 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press
Rescuers were working feverishly Tuesday to float two whales stranded for two days on a North Island beach, where 55 pilot whales carcasses litter the sand, conservation officials said.