Bottom-Dwelling Marine Life Found in Georgia
November 9, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Researchers working off coastal Georgia have discovered what could be three new species of bottom-dwelling creatures known as sea squirts.

Anthrax Kills Nearly 200 Hippos in Uganda
November 9, 2004 12:00 AM - Henry Wasswa, Associated Press

An anthrax outbreak has killed 194 hippos in western Uganda, wildlife officials said Tuesday, and scientists are struggling to develop a way to quickly diagnose and contain the disease.

Student Finds New Species of Amphibian
November 9, 2004 12:00 AM - Charles Sheehan, Associated Press

A freshman geology student on a field trip stumbled across the fossil of an oversized, salamander-like creature with vicious crocodile-like teeth that lived about 300 million years ago, paleontologists said.

Nearly Half of European Bird Species at Risk, Says Report
November 8, 2004 12:00 AM - Anna Mudeva, Reuters

More than 40 percent of all bird species in Europe face an uncertain future and some are so threatened that they may disappear soon due to intensive agriculture and climate change, scientists said on Monday.

Some Foresters Want 'Green' Certification
November 8, 2004 12:00 AM - Elizabeth M. Gillespie, Associated Press

There are tall, thick alders and gargantuan maples on John Henrikson's land that could line his pockets handsomely if he cut them for timber, but he leaves most of them standing -- cutting only the ones nearing the end of their life span. "I'm not going to touch this," he said, admiring one of the red alders on his 100 acres in this tiny town in southwestern Washington. "This is an unbelievably healthy tree."

Coyotes Roam, Not Far from U.S. White House
November 8, 2004 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

Coyotes, the rangy animals associated with the American West, have been spotted in the U.S. capital for the first time, sparking gossip in precincts where talk usually turns on politics.

Whooping Cranes' Migration Interrupted
November 8, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Wildlife researchers leading a flock of young whooping cranes south for the winter are warning people to stay out of their way after an apparently curious ultralight pilot disturbed the endangered birds.

Britons Make Seal Pup Rescue a Part-time Passion
November 5, 2004 12:00 AM - Mohammed Abbas, Reuters

A stocky British construction surveyor appears an unlikely savior for three plump bundles of white fur named Rush, Nettle, and Sweetpea.

California Group Sues Wind Companies Over Bird Deaths
November 4, 2004 12:00 AM - Reuters

A California environmental group has sued to force the operators of one of North America's largest windmill farms to take steps to reduce the number of birds killed in the turbines' propellers, court papers showed this week.

France Suspends Hunting to Save Orphaned Bear Cub
November 4, 2004 12:00 AM - Reuters

France suspended hunting in the western Pyrenees on Wednesday to save a bear cub orphaned when his mother, the last female bear native to the region, was killed by hunters earlier this week.

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