Eight New Frog Species Discovered in Laos
May 5, 2006 12:00 AM - Michael Casey, Associated Press

Scientists working in Laos say they have discovered eight new species of frogs in the past two years. Among them is one where the male is half the size of the female and another which has a row of spines running down its belly.

Scientists Probe Atlantic, Find New Species of Life
May 5, 2006 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Scientists have found about 10-20 new species of tiny creatures in the depths of the Atlantic in a survey that will gauge whether global warming may harm life in the oceans, an international report said on Thursday.

Zanzibar Dolphin Deaths Puzzle Scientists
May 4, 2006 12:00 AM - Ali Sultan, Associated Press

Preliminary investigations have failed to yield an explanation of why hundreds of dolphins left their deep offshore habitat, got stranded in shallow waters and later washed up dead on Zanzibar's northern coast, a scientist said.

Poultry Shipments Also Likely Spread Bird Flu, Expert Says
May 4, 2006 12:00 AM - Tan Ee Lyn, Reuters

A leading flu expert warned the scientific community on Wednesday against blaming the spread of the H5N1 virus on migratory birds, saying the movement of poultry around the world could play a major role.

Scientists Vote to Track Down Jaguar
May 2, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A team of government scientists has voted to capture one of a handful of jaguars known to live in the United States, drawing protests from environmental groups.

Polar Bears, Hippos Added to Threatened Species
May 2, 2006 12:00 AM - Laura MacInnis, Reuters

Polar bears and hippos have joined the ranks of species threatened with extinction from climate change, unregulated hunting and other man-made dangers, a leading environmental agency said on Tuesday.

Wyoming Plans Another Ferret Release
May 2, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Encouraged by the successful reintroduction of black-footed ferrets into central Wyoming's Shirley Basin, state wildlife managers plan to release more ferrets into the same area.

China Releases Panda Into the Wild
May 1, 2006 12:00 AM - Audra Ang, Associated Press

China on Friday released a panda bred in captivity into the wild for the first time, and the animal scampered into a nearby bamboo forest where he will be monitored via satellite.

Federal Grants Fund Suburban Bobcats Study
May 1, 2006 12:00 AM - Wilson Ring, Associated Press

In Vermont, state wildlife biologist Mark Freeman and his colleague Olivia LeMaistre are trying to determine how a species that's typically wary of humans is faring as development expands into rural areas.

California Frog at Center of Protection Debate
May 1, 2006 12:00 AM - Juliana Barbassa, Associated Press

The national debate over protecting fragile species comes to life here, where upscale housing developments push ever deeper into the rumpled blanket of grassy hills at the eastern edge of the San Francisco Bay area.

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