Groups Sue to Protect Polar Bears
December 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Dan Joling, Associated Press

Three environmental groups sued the federal government Thursday, seeking to protect polar bears from extinction because of disappearing Arctic sea ice.

Swamp Thing? No, a Woodpecker Researcher
December 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

Nathan Banfield knew he looked like some swamp creature, in head-to-toe forest camouflage with all-over feathery fringe and a camo-mask that revealed nothing but his eyes.

Experts Say Arkansas Duck Numbers Down 50 Percent
December 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Caryn Rousseau, Associated Press

Drought conditions during the summer left Arkansas wetlands dry this winter, forcing a 50 percent decrease in the number of ducks statewide.

LA Zoo Elephants Need Three Times More Space, Report Says
December 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

The three elephants at Los Angeles Zoo -- Gita, Ruby and Billy -- need three times more space than their current quarters but it comes with a price tag of $50 million.

Suit Challenges Salmon Listings in West
December 14, 2005 12:00 AM - William McCall, Associated Press

A California property rights group has filed a federal lawsuit challenging Endangered Species Act listings for salmon in four Western states.

Interest Waning in Wildlife Work for State, Federal Agencies
December 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Judith Kohler, Associated Press

Wildlife agencies across the country are struggling with a combination of rising retirements and declining interest in their jobs among young people seemingly disconnected from hunting, fishing and rural life.

Study Reveals Arctic Killer Whales High in Toxins
December 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Doug Mellgren, Associated Press

Killer whales have the highest concentration of man-made toxins of all Arctic mammals tested in Europe because of the oceangoing predators' taste for fatty fish.

Mass Stranding of Whales, Dolphins on Cape Cod Investigated
December 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Animal protection workers were investigating Monday the mass stranding and death of 24 pilot whales and 15 dolphins during a winter storm on Cape Cod in Massachusetts.

Study Pinpoints Species Facing Extinction Threat
December 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters

Conducted by scientists working with the 52-member Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE), a new study identifies 794 species on the brink of oblivion.

U.S. SeaWorld Claims Dolphin Breeding Breakthrough
December 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

SeaWorld San Diego said Friday it succeeded in selecting the gender of a baby dolphin.

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