Indian Women Take 500-Year-Old Hunt to City Streets
May 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters
Dressed as men and armed with swords and spears, hundreds of tribal women in an eastern Indian state have taken an ancient hunting ritual to the streets, snatching domestic animals from frightened residents.
Chinook Finally Arriving at Oregon Dam
May 9, 2006 12:00 AM - Sarah Skidmore, Associated Press
Spring chinook salmon are finally moving up the Columbia River at Bonneville Dam, making their latest run on record.
Georgia to Revise Protected Species List
May 9, 2006 12:00 AM - Elliott Minor, Associated Press
The robust redhorse, a mystery fish that dropped off the scientific radar screen for 121 years until it was discovered in the Oconee River near Dublin, would become a rare, rather than endangered species, under a proposed new list of Georgia's protected species.
After Decades of Fear and Hostility, Are We Loving Orcas to Death?
May 9, 2006 12:00 AM - Peggy Andersen, Associated Press
Orcas, actually a kind of dolphin found in all the world's oceans, are prime examples of what researchers call "charismatic megafauna," big critters with a passionate human following. But the species' San Juan population has paid a price for some forms of that adoration.
Dolphins, Like Humans, Recognize Names
May 9, 2006 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters
Bottlenose dolphins can call each other by name when they whistle, making them the only animals besides humans known to recognize such identity information, scientists reported Monday.
Some Vietnam Breeders Regain after Bird Flu Scourge
May 8, 2006 12:00 AM - Grant McCool, Reuters
Chicken breeders such as Huynh Thi Ba are just starting to break even more than two years into the avian flu epidemic that shattered the livelihood of some Vietnamese poultry farmers.
Hawaiian Waters Grow Crowded With Whales
May 8, 2006 12:00 AM - Alexandre Da Silva, Associated Press
Greg Kaufman says his whale-watching boat was doing everything by the book: cruising below 13 knots and staying 100 yards from any visible humpback as a crew member scanned the ocean atop a lookout.
Foxes Thrive in Urban Britain
May 8, 2006 12:00 AM - Sue Leeman, Associated Press
Since the 1930s, when the common red fox -- Vulpes vulpes -- started coming to town, Britons have learned to live with a creature whose country cousins were hunted with hounds until the sport was banned last year.
Biologist Aims to Demystify Wolf and Moose
May 8, 2006 12:00 AM - John Flesher, Associated Press
Rolf Peterson has chronicled with endless fascination the not-so-peaceful coexistence between wolves and moose on Isle Royale, a wilderness national park in Lake Superior whose isolation provides a rare setting for predator and prey to interact with minimal human contact.
Scientists Fear for Nesting Turtles
May 8, 2006 12:00 AM - Lynn Brezosky, Associated Press
Endangered Kemp's ridley sea turtles emerge on South Padre Island, Texas every spring from the Gulf of Mexico, leaving smeary trails of flipper prints from surf through sand to nests where they lay their eggs.