Caviar Smugglers Seen Foiling 2006 Export Rules
December 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters
Illegal caviar sales via the Internet and lax policing are likely to let smugglers of the delicacy thrive in 2006 despite tighter world trade rules from Jan. 1, a major importer predicted Wednesday.
Ho, Ho, Swat: Festive Flies Drive Australians Crazy
December 28, 2005 12:00 AM - James Regan, Reuters
Australians would be smart to keep their mouths shut and clothes on this holiday season. Christmas comes at the height of summer Down Under and summer brings flies -- billions of them.
Kenya Cattle Rustlers Trade Guns for Running Shoes
December 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Isa Omok, Reuters
Three years ago, Mark Loktare was a cattle rustler who raided villages in Kenya's northern Rift Valley. Now, the 21-year-old has traded in his gun for running shoes.
Defiant British Foxhunters Take to the Field
December 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Peter Graff, Reuters
British hunters galloped through fields and forests on the year's biggest hunting day on Monday in a show of defiance at a newly introduced ban on the age-old custom of killing foxes with packs of dogs.
Scientists Target Tree-Killing Beetle
December 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Carrie Spencer Ghose, Associated Press
The emerald ash borer, an Asian beetle that has been 100 percent fatal to North American ash trees since its arrival about 10 years ago, likely made its way here in a shipping pallet.
Alaska Researchers Study Reindeer Biology
December 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Rachel D'Oro, Associated Press
Milan Shipka is studying the reproductive biology of reindeer throughout their 215-day gestation, with the goal of improving management of the animals as livestock.
Japan Resumes Whaling after Escape Bid
December 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Mike Corder, Associated Press
A Japanese whaling fleet has started whaling again after spending more than 40 hours trying to escape Greenpeace protesters in remote icy waters near Antarctica.
Outlook Grim for Toga, the Stolen UK Penguin
December 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters
Police said on Thursday they feared the worst for a baby penguin whose plight has prompted headlines around the world after he was stolen from a British zoo five days ago.
Rare Frigate Bird Flies Thousands of Miles across Asia in Search of Food
December 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Michael Casey, Associated Press
A Christmas Island frigate bird named Lydia recently made a nonstop journey of just over 26 days and covering nearly 2,500 miles in search of food for her baby.
Study is First on Menopause in Gorillas
December 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press
Jenny, Shamba, Timbo, Beta and Elaine are zoo gorillas, but they have something in common with millions of women: They have undergone menopause.