Wildlife

Alaska Starts Kill of Grizzly Bears to Boost Moose
April 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

For the first time since Alaska became a U.S. state, hunters will be allowed to use bait to lure and kill grizzly bears under a program intended to boost moose populations in parts of interior Alaska.

Feds Agree to Study Status of Steelhead
April 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Elizabeth M. Gillespie, Associated Press

The National Marine Fisheries Service has agreed to study whether Puget Sound steelhead deserve protection under the federal Endangered Species Act.

Study Suggests Salmon Thrived Above Klamath Dams
April 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Jeff Barnard, Associated Press

Based on a review of historical and archaeological evidence, a group of federal biologists has concluded that salmon definitely spawned in waters far above a series of hydroelectric dams on the Klamath River that have blocked fish since 1917.

Scientists Artificially Inseminate Whale
April 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

After bringing in a parade of males and watching for years as nature never took its course, scientists at Mystic Aquarium have performed what is believed to be the first artificial insemination of a beluga whale.

Federal, State Officials Sign 50-Year Plan to Protect Colorado River
April 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Ken Ritter, Associated Press

Water officials from California, Arizona and Nevada joined the federal government Monday in enacting a 50-year plan to protect the lower Colorado River and ensure states are able to get enough water and power from it.

Near-Record Number of Births this Year for Endangered North Atlantic Right Whales
April 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Jay Lindsay, Associated Press

A baby boom has given a lift to the endangered North Atlantic right whale, with a near-record number of births in the just-ended calving season, according to researchers at the New England Aquarium.

India Sacks Officials after Tigers Go Missing
April 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Authorities in India's desert state of Rajasthan have suspended eight forest officials after more than two dozen tigers vanished from a wildlife sanctuary in less than 2 years, a state minister said on Saturday.

Roll out the Welcome Mat for Birds -- Then Clean It
April 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Dean Fosdick, Associated Press

Ah, spring. The run has begun on potting soil and fertilizers at garden stores, seed packets are arriving daily in the mail and the first of the migrating songbirds and hummingbirds are setting up shop around the yard.

Windmills Blow Ill for Birds
April 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Robert Manor, Chicago Tribune

As Illinois pushes for clean energy from the wind, questions remain about the environmental effects of the giant wind turbines now emerging on the state's farmlands.

Monterey Aquarium Releases White Shark
April 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Matthew Fordahl, Associated Press

A great white shark that survived far longer than any other in captivity was returned to the wild Thursday because it was growing too large and had begun preying on other fish at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

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