Israelis and Palestinians Clean up Rivers to Save Endangered Turtles, Improve Drinking Water
February 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Laurie Copans, Associated Press
In an area of olive and avocado groves northeast of Tel Aviv, a river of sewage snakes from the Palestinian city of Tulkarem, under Israel's separation barrier and into a river where an endangered species of soft-shelled turtle once thrived.
Ancient Beasts Raise Questions about Climate Change
February 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard and Spokes Mashiyane, Reuters
The signs of the scuffle were fresh but it is a struggle that has gone on for tens of millions of years. Just minutes before, dozens of tiny turtles had burst from the sand under the cover of darkness to make a mad dash for the sea by running a deadly gauntlet of ghost crabs.
Nesting Begins for Endangered Parrots
February 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Ian James, Associated Press
Raucous squawking erupts from cages filled with dozens of parrots -- a hopeful sound from a species on the brink of extinction. The last chance of survival for the Puerto Rican parrot may lie in forest aviaries where these captive birds began their nesting in January under close observation.
Biologists Planning to Study Pelicans
February 4, 2005 12:00 AM - James MacPherson, Associated Press
Pelican nesting grounds will be off-limits to the public this year at a refuge in central North Dakota while biologists plan their most extensive study ever of the big birds.
Scientists Worry About Red Tide, Manatees
February 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press
An unseasonable outbreak of red tide has scientists worried that migrating manatees may swim into the potentially deadly algae.
Organisms Found in Deepest Part of Ocean
February 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press
Tiny single-celled organisms, many of them previously unknown, have been discovered beneath nearly seven miles of water in the deepest part of the ocean.
Rare Plant Nearly Wiped Out by Work Crew
February 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press
One of California's rarest plants was nearly wiped out of existence when Marin County workers used a backhoe to clear a plugged roadside drain in the species' sole habitat.
Climate Warming Spells Species Wipeout, Experts Say
February 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Jeremy Lovell, Reuters
Whole species of animals from frogs to leopards, living in vulnerable areas and with nowhere else to go, face extinction due to global warming, scientists said on Wednesday.
Tiny Pest Decimating Honeybee Colonies
February 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press
A tiny pest is decimating honeybee colonies across the country, worrying beekeepers and farmers who depend on the insects to pollinate their crops.
Crane Restoration Partners Pledge to Continue Efforts
February 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Jim Tunstall, Tampa Tribune
Bird lovers trying to establish a migrating colony of whooping cranes east of the Mississippi River say they will dedicate at least three to five more years to the project.