Wildlife

Global Warming To Hit Migratory and Static Species
October 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Jeremy Lovell, Reuters

The Golden Toad has already paid the ultimate price of extinction and other species are expected to follow suit as the world warms, according to a report published on Thursday.

Arizona Officials To Track Mountain Lions
October 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Officials will fit as many as 20 mountain lions with tracking collars near Tucson and Payson in a study that aims to better understand how the animals and people can coexist.

Experts Say Spanish Fishing Devastates Sharks
October 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Shawn Pogatchnik, Associated Press

Spanish fishermen are devastating stocks of deep-water sharks in the northeast Atlantic, using wasteful and unregulated methods that leave more than half of their catch to rot, according to an investigation by Irish, Norwegian and British marine experts.

Great Lakes States Battle Southern Fish Farms on Asian Carp
October 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Frederic J. Frommer, Associated Press

A North-South fish fight is erupting in Congress over legislation to ban imports of Asian carp, a critter that southern fish farmers depend on to control parasites, but which officials of Great Lakes states fear will wreak havoc on the lakes' ecosystems.

Louisiana Ecological Harm Called Unprecedented
October 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Beth Daley, Boston Globe

The environmental damage from hurricanes Katrina and Rita is unparalleled in its scope and variety, scientists say, with massive oil spills blanketing marshes, sediment smothering vast fishing grounds, and millions of gallons of raw sewage scattered in New Orleans and along the 400-mile Louisiana coast.

Feds Drop Boreal Toad From Protected List
September 30, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A toad that environmentalists say is being killed off by an invasive fungus that may have originated in Africa is no longer a candidate for protection under the Endangered Species Act, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced.

Rare Congo Gorillas Surviving War, Poaching, Group Says
September 30, 2005 12:00 AM - David Lewis, Reuters

Thousands more rare lowland gorillas than previously thought may have survived years of war and poaching in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a U.S. conservation group said on Thursday.

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.

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