Wildlife

Oxygen Helped Mammals Grow, Study Finds
September 30, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Mammals, once tiny creatures scampering on the forest floor, grew larger as the amount of oxygen in the air increased over millions of years, a new study says.

House Set To Act on Overhaul of Endangered Species Act
September 30, 2005 12:00 AM - Erica Werner, Associated Press

The nation's most prominent and contentious environmental law, the 1973 Endangered Species Act, could be in line for a major overhaul that would limit habitat protections while giving new rights to property owners.

House "Guts" Endangered Species Act: Defenders of Wildlife
September 30, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

Congress "dealt a deadly blow" to the protections provided by the Endangered Species Act, according to the environmentalist group Defenders of Wildlife.

Scientists Capture Giant Squid on Camera
September 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Japanese scientists have taken the first photographs of one of the most mysterious creatures in the deep ocean -- the giant squid.

Penguins Find Peace in Falklands War Minefields
September 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Mary Milliken, Reuters

There's a mating ritual going on in the minefield. Fortunately the would-be lovers are penguins, too light to detonate the deadly mines laid more than two decades ago during a war on the far-flung Falkland Islands.

Invasive Mosquito Species Found in Midwest
September 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Jim Salter, Associated Press

A species of mosquito common in the eastern U.S. and capable of carrying the West Nile virus has made its way to the Midwest for the first time, a finding made by a college undergraduate, Washington University officials said Monday.

Feds Cut Back Habitat for Snowy Plover
September 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Jeff Barnard, Associated Press

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Monday announced that West Coast beach-front critical habitat for the threatened western snowy plover will be cut back by nearly 40 percent, continuing a Bush administration policy of reducing habitat protections for threatened and endangered species to reduce economic losses.

Cattle Feared Dead Along Flooded Louisiana Coast
September 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Stacey Plaisance, Associated Press

The Army used Blackhawk helicopters to search for thousands of cattle feared stranded in high water Monday amid reports that more than 4,000 may have been killed in the aftermath of Hurricane Rita.

Decision to Remove Causeway Sparks Debate
September 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A Douglas administration decision to remove the Missisquoi Bay causeway over Lake Champlain has sparked a debate over how that will affect habitat for the spiny soft shell turtle.

China Tiger Trade Would Doom Species, WWF Says
September 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

A reopening of Chinese business in tiger parts could doom the species to extinction and undermine efforts to curb other illegal wildlife trade, the Worldwide Fund for Nature warned on Monday.

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