Fishing Industry Suffering as Salmon Runs Drastically Drop
May 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Rukmini Callimachi, Associated Press
Fertilizer salesman Rex Harke had planned to take 12 of his most loyal clients on a salmon fishing expedition down the Columbia River this week. Normally at this time, the spring chinook salmon are charging up the river in the tens of thousands, heading from the Pacific Ocean to their spawning beds.
Poachers Poison Five Rhinos in S. Africa Reserve
May 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters
Poachers have fatally poisoned five rhinos and several other animals in a South African nature reserve, a new tactic conservationists said was deeply worrying.
Hatcheries May Be Releasing Pollutants along with Fish
May 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Warren Cornwall, The Seattle Times
When environmental regulators last winter tried to solve the mystery of how a toxic chemical wound up in the mountain-fed waters of Icicle Creek, they stumbled on a surprising potential culprit: a federal fish hatchery.
Maryland Researchers Predict Bad Year for Fish-Threatening Algae
May 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Gretchen Parker, Associated Press
State researchers predicted Monday that this summer could rank among the five worst in 20 years for algae blooms that threaten fish and other marine life in Chesapeake Bay.
Crocodiles Put Australia Rangers on High Alert
May 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters
A record number of crocodiles in Australia's famous Kakadu National Park, and larger more aggressive saltwater crocodiles, have put rangers on high alert as the giant animals attack boats and bite outboard motors.
Puerto Rico Draws up Proposal to Eradicate and Control Non-Native Monkeys
May 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press
Environmental authorities have drawn up a proposal to control and eradicate non-native species of monkeys who are harming agriculture and endangering native species, officials said Friday.
Dairy Cows Pass Gas, but How Much?
May 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Tim Moran, The Modesto Bee
Dairy cows either: a) pollute the air a lot less than previously thought, b) a lot more than previously thought, or c) about the same as was thought. The answer is all of the above, according to a committee charged with figuring out what the San Joaquin Valley's dairy cows contribute to smog.
Tsunami Brings Better Treatment for Thai Stray Dogs
May 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Nopporn Wong-Anan, Reuters
"Black, fat, female," a veterinary worker shouts to an assistant taking notes as she gives a rabies shot to another nameless dog left homeless by the Dec. 26 tsunami on the Thai resort island of Phuket.
Three Snails Thought Extinct Discovered
May 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press
Three snails listed as extinct have been rediscovered in the Coosa and Cahaba rivers, the Nature Conservancy announced. Jeff Garner, the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources' mollusk biologist, rediscovered the cobble elimia and the nodulose Coosa River snail on a dive in the Coosa River.
Environmental Groups Say Removing Burned Trees from Montana Forest Could Harm Grizzly Bears
May 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Susan Gallagher, Associated Press
Removing trees burned during fires in a national forest could harm grizzly bears in one of the few states where they live outside Alaska, two environmental groups claim in a lawsuit.