New York Skyscrapers Dim Lights To Save Birds
September 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters
The city that never sleeps will darken the lights of the famed Manhattan skyline after midnight to help save migrating birds. New York civic leaders this week said the lights of buildings above the 40th floor will be turned off after midnight in the fall and spring migration seasons to save birds.
Lions Kill 20 Peasants in Ethiopia
September 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters
Lions disturbed by deforestation have killed 20 people and devoured 750 of their domestic animals in Ethiopia, a local news agency said on Tuesday.
Judge Orders Study of Whether Pesticides Are Jeopardizing California Red-Legged Frog
September 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press
A federal judge has ordered officials to study whether 66 common agricultural pesticides are harming a red-legged frog believed to have inspired a short story by Mark Twain.
Depleted Canada Cod Stocks Face Devastation, WWF Says
September 21, 2005 12:00 AM - David Ljunggren, Reuters
Severely depleted cod stocks in the Grand Banks off Canada's east coast face being totally wiped out by illegal fishing, the World Wildlife Federation said Monday.
Endangered Species Act Rewrite Would Cut Critical Habitat Provisions
September 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Erica Werner, Associated Press
Congress is considering proposed changes to the 32-year-old Endangered Species Act that would get the government out of the business of setting aside critical habitat for threatened plants and animals.
Campaign To Save Sea Turtles Takes Aim at Mexico City Market
September 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Morgan Lee, Associated Press
Environmental activists and government prosecutors on Tuesday took aim at Mexico City's most dangerous neighborhood in a controversial campaign to discourage the illegal consumption of sea-turtle eggs.
U.S. Government Investigators Urge More Federal Involvement in Wind Farms
September 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Frederic J. Frommer, Associated Press
A government report urged federal officials to be more active in weighing the impact of wind power windmill farms on the deaths of birds and bats, saying local and state regulators sometimes lack the necessary expertise.
China Releases Endangered Sturgeons Implanted with Microchips in Migration Study
September 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press
More than 1,000 endangered Chinese sturgeons implanted with micro chips have been released into the Yangtze River as part of a project to study their migration habits, a newspaper reported Tuesday.
Conservation Groups Want $404 Million for Frogs
September 20, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press
International conservation groups proposed a $404 million effort Monday to preserve frogs and other amphibians whose sensitive, porous skins often make them the first indicator of when nature goes awry.
Congressmen Seeking Big Changes in Endangered Species Act
September 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Don Thompson, Associated Press
A group of congressmen proposed bipartisan legislation Monday to rewrite the Endangered Species Act, a measure that environmental groups say would gut the landmark 1973 law.