Scores of Pilot Whales Stranded on New Zealand Beach
December 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Rescuers struggled Wednesday to free more than 100 pilot whales beached on New Zealand's South Island but at least 19 have died, officials said.

EU Fisheries Ministers open Bartering Session over Ever-Dwindling Fish Quotas
December 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Raf Casert, Associated Press

European Union fisheries ministers opened their annual bartering session on fish quotas Tuesday, balancing the threat of rapidly shrinking stocks with the economic challenges facing fishermen.

South Asian Experts Vow To Protect Endangered Elephants
December 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Nazimuddin Shaymol, Reuters

Asian elephant numbers are falling because of deforestation, road-building and expansion of farmlands and plans to protect remaining populations are crucial.

Periwinkle Snails Harming Louisiana Marshes
December 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Having suffered the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina in August, Louisiana's dwindling coastline must deal with another nemesis: the marble-sized periwinkle snail.

Mexico Releases Cattle-Killing Jaguar into the Jungle
December 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Ioan Grillo, Associated Press

A jaguar captured in 2004 after killing nearly 60 cows and sheep ran to freedom in the jungles of southern Mexico on Saturday.

Green Groups Sue U.S. To Protect Polar Bears
December 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Three environmental groups are suing the U.S. government to force consideration of whether polar bears are a threatened species.

Mexican Park Rangers Defend Monarch Butterflies from Loggers
December 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Ioan Grillo, Associated Press

Last season, 22 million monarchs reached the park, an 80 percent drop from the previous year, prompting the Mexican government to set up a special police force.

Researchers Find Mother Squids Nurse Eggs
December 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Researchers said they have uncovered evidence that some mother squids nurse their eggs for months after laying them.

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.

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