New Zealand Lawmaker to Take Japan Envoy on Whale-Watching Trip
July 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press
Japan's ambassador will take a whale-watching tour in New Zealand this week, a government spokesman said Monday, as Tokyo tries to win international support for a resumption of commercial whaling.
Study Bolsters Protecting Jumping Mouse
July 24, 2006 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press
A tiny mouse vying for survival in the Rocky Mountains may have gained an upper hand over Western developers.
Chinese Police Detains Smuggler of Panda Cub Fur
July 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters
Chinese police have detained a man trying to sell the fur of a young panda -- seen as a national treasure in the country -- for about $30,000, the official Xinhua news agency said on Monday.
Alaskan Fishermen Pull Up Slew of Squid
July 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Mary Pemberton, Associated Press
They're pink, slippery and decidedly not cute, especially if you are a pollock fisherman in the Bering Sea pulling up a slew of unusable squid this summer.
Warmer Waters Disrupt Pacific Food Chain
July 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Marcus Wohlsen, Associated Press
The steep decline of one bird species for the second straight year has rekindled scientists' fears that global warming could be undermining the coastal food supply, threatening not just the Farallones but entire marine ecosystems.
Woodpecker Halts Arkansas Irrigation Project
July 21, 2006 12:00 AM -
Andrew DeMillo, Associated Press
A federal judge halted a $320 million irrigation project Thursday for fear it could disturb the habitat of a woodpecker that may or may not be extinct.
Birdwatching Tourism Ready for Take-Off in Eritrea
July 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Ed Harris, Reuters
Eritrea's diversity of forest, desert, mountain, and beach -- lying between 1,396 miles of Red Sea coastline and mountains thousands of feet high -- provide a rich variety for birdlife, experts say.
Scientists Want Global Body to Conserve Biodiversity
July 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Patricia Reaney, Reuters
Scientists warned on Wednesday that the world is on the brink of a major biodiversity crisis and called for the creation of an international body to advise governments on how to protect the planet's ecosystems.
Camera Now Tracks Alaska Brown Bears
July 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Mary Pemberton, Associated Press
Only a lucky few are allowed each summer to get up close and personal with the McNeil River bears, but now they have a much bigger audience thanks to a remote camera trained on their every move.
Haifa Zoo Uses Bomb-Proof Cages to Secure Carnivores
July 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters
Staff at Israel's Haifa zoo have locked the lions and tigers in bomb proof cages to stop them escaping if there is a hit from a Hizbollah missile.