Japan And New Zealand to Study Undersea Volcanoes with Mini Sub
October 22, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press
Japanese and New Zealand marine scientists are to study two active undersea volcanoes and life forms near their vents using a mini sub, they said Thursday.
U.S. Court Says Whales, Dolphins Cannot Sue Bush
October 21, 2004 12:00 AM - Reuters
The world's whales, porpoises, and dolphins have no standing to sue President Bush over the U.S. Navy's use of sonar equipment that harms marine mammals, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.
Rain Washes Away Fire Danger in Southern California's National Forests
October 21, 2004 12:00 AM - Ryan Pearson, Associated Press
Hundreds of thousands of acres in three Southern California national forests, closed to visitors for weeks for fear of forest fires, were scheduled to reopen Wednesday following heavy rains in the area.
Number of Human-made Fires in Amazon Rain Forest Grows
October 19, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press
The number of human-made fires is increasing in the Amazon rain forest on Indian reservations, in farming regions, and in so-called environmental protections areas, the federal environmental protection agency, Ibama, said recently.
Bangladesh Sees Tiger Numbers Up in Mangrove Swamps
October 14, 2004 12:00 AM - Reuters
The number of tigers in Bangladesh's mangrove swamps has risen by more than 50 to 419 in the last decade, thanks to the government's steps to save the endangered species, the Environment and Forest Minister said recently.
Wildlife Crime Fight Needs Global Effort
October 14, 2004 12:00 AM - Darren Schuettler, Reuters
Wildlife crime is a global threat, and nations outside Southeast Asia, a major hub for the illegal trade, must do their part to curb demand, Thai Environment Minister Suwit Khunkitti said on Wednesday.
Biologists Call for Action to Protect Tropical Forests
October 14, 2004 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press
Fearful that growing pressure for development could cause the loss of vital plants and animals, biologists and conservationists are trying to rally new interest in protecting tropical forests and the keys they may hold for vital medicines.
Scientists Say Food Poisoning Killed at Least 16,000 Pink Flamingoes in Tanzania
October 13, 2004 12:00 AM - Sukhdev Chhatbar, Associated Press
Unusually high levels of toxins in algae may have killed at least 16,000 pink flamingoes nesting near two northeastern Tanzanian lakes between July and August, scientists said in a report.
Asian Medicine Guide Used in Wildlife Crime War
October 13, 2004 12:00 AM - Reuters
Italy has netted smugglers of illicit wildlife products by using a guide to help recognize traditional Asian medicine, a U.N. conference heard on Tuesday.
Conservation Meeting Agrees to Upgrade Protection for Endangered Southeast Asian Wood
October 12, 2004 12:00 AM - Alisa Tang, Associated Press
An international conservation conference recently approved measures to reduce trade and increase protection of an increasingly rare Asian tropical wood, an official said.