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California Officials Worry About Asian Beetle
July 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Kathleen Hennessey, Associated Press

State and federal agriculture officials on Wednesday warned that destructive Asian beetles have been found near a Sacramento warehouse and dispatched federal firefighters to climb nearby trees to search for traces of the insects.

Animal Rights Group Sues Over Sea Lions
July 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Jeannette J. Lee, Associated Press

An animal rights group filed a lawsuit Wednesday accusing the federal government of violating several environmental protection acts by allowing the use of certain research techniques on threatened and endangered Steller sea lions.

Researchers, Trackers Study Deer Populations
July 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Quinn Eastman, North County Times

For a decade, governments throughout San Diego County have bought into the idea that wildlife and development could coexist, if enough open space was preserved with corridors built between them to allow animals to roam.

Wyoming Commission Approves Grizzly Boundaries in Effort to Remove Federal Protections
July 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Bob Moen, Associated Press

The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission set boundaries Tuesday for where grizzly bears can roam in the state in hopes of ending special federal protections and giving Wyoming, Montana and Idaho more control over the bears.

Salamander Species Has Deformities
July 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The hellbender salamander's numbers continue to decline, and wildlife officials say more are showing up with unexplained deformities.

Panda Cub Survives Critical First Day
July 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Douglass K. Daniel, Associated Press

Giant panda Mei Xiang appeared to be nursing her day-old cub on Sunday, a positive sign of survival for a tiny bear susceptible to malnutrition, bacterial infection and even the lumbering of its 250-pound mother.

Eastern Timber Rattler Finds Defenders in the Northern Range
July 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Michael Virtanen, Associated Press

The warm, southeast-facing rock cliffs overlooking Lake Champlain mark the northern limit of the eastern timber rattlesnake's habitat. Jaime Ethier, in boots and jeans, was bushwhacking from Champlain Palisades down to the pebbled shores of the lake -- through terrain where he wouldn't see a coiled dark snake unless he nearly stepped on it.

Iceland Tells Japan Cooperation on Commercial Whaling Possible
July 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Iceland told fellow pro-whaling ally Japan Monday that it might be possible to cooperate on commercial whaling, officials said.

Working to Bring Back the Coaster Brook Trout
July 11, 2005 12:00 AM - John Flesher, Associated Press

Barely noticeable beneath a wooden foot bridge, the wire antenna stretched across the gurgling Mosquito River is on the lookout for one of the Great Lakes' most mysterious fish: the coaster brook trout.

Red Light-Flashing Jellyfish Lures Prey
July 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press

The first deep sea red-light district -- glowing appendages on a newly discovered jellyfish relative -- appear to flash their come-hither message to lure prey. The new find is a previously unreported species in the genus Erenna, which is a member of the group that includes coral and jellyfish.

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