Vietnam Bans Ducks Roaming to Stop Bird Flu Spread
January 19, 2007 12:00 AM - Reuters

Vietnam has ordered farmers to stop ducks from roaming in the Mekong delta where bird flu has struck more than half of the southern rice basket region in the past month as a harvest nears, a government minister said.

Scabies Infecting More Yellowstone Elk
January 18, 2007 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The number of elk in the Yellowstone National Park region infected with scabies, a skin infestation caused by mites, is up this year, state wildlife officials say. The disease can be fatal.

Villagers Chase, Kill Two Rare Leopards in India
January 18, 2007 12:00 AM - Reuters

Panic-stricken people chased and battered to death two rare leopards in different parts of India, highlighting increasing numbers of endangered wildlife that are killed as rapid economic development destroys habitats.

Sex-Changing Chemicals Found in U.S. Potomac River
January 18, 2007 12:00 AM - Reuters

Chemicals known to change the sexual characteristics of fish and other animals have been found in West Virginia tributaries of the Potomac River, which runs through Washington, D.C. and surrounding areas, the U.S. Geological Survey said Wednesday.

Coffee Grows Illegally in Indonesian Park, Report Says
January 17, 2007 12:00 AM - Reuters

Coffee grown illegally in an Indonesian park that protects tigers, elephants and rhinos is being mixed with legally grown beans and sold in the United States and elsewhere, the World Wildlife Fund reported Tuesday.

Mediterranean Countries Agree on Measures to Protect Dwindling Fish Stocks
January 16, 2007 12:00 AM - Ariel David, Associated Press

Twenty-four nations whose fishing fleets ply the Mediterranean have pledged to help dwindling stocks with measures including nets that allow young fish to escape, a U.N. food agency said Tuesday.

Scientists Try to Save Rarest Creatures in the World
January 16, 2007 12:00 AM - Jeremy Lovell, Reuters

Scientists launched a bid on Tuesday to save some of the world's rarest and most neglected creatures from extinction. With an initial list of just 10, the programme will give last ditch conservation aid where to date there has been little or none.

U.S. Firefighters to Help Hard-Pressed Australians
January 15, 2007 12:00 AM - Rob Taylor, Reuters

U.S. firefighters will help Australian crews tackle fierce bushfires advancing on towns in the country's southeast that have already blackened an area larger than Lebanon.

U.S., Canada Weigh Great Lakes Cleanup
January 14, 2007 12:00 AM - John Flesher, Associated Press

When Canada and the United States approved the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement in 1972, the running joke in Cleveland was that anyone unlucky enough to fall into the Cuyahoga River would decay rather than drown.

Idaho Governor Calls for Gray Wolf Kill
January 12, 2007 12:00 AM - Jesse Harlan Alderman, Associated Press

Idaho's governor said Thursday he will support public hunts to kill all but 100 of the state's gray wolves after the federal government strips them of protection under the Endangered Species Act.

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