Wildlife

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.

Scientists Hope to Find More Tiny Indonesia Hominids
October 29, 2004 12:00 AM - Michael Perry, Reuters

Australian scientists who found a new species of hobbit-sized humans who lived about 13,000 years ago on an Indonesian island said on Thursday they expect to discover more new species of hominids on neighboring islands.

Remains of New Species of Hobbit-sized Human Is Found
October 28, 2004 12:00 AM - Patricia Reaney, Reuters

Scientists in Australia have found a new species of hobbit-sized humans who lived about 18,000 years ago on an Indonesian island in a discovery that adds another piece to the complex puzzle of human evolution.

Carnivores Grew Too Big for Their Britches and Other Stories
October 28, 2004 12:00 AM - Kathleen Wong, California Academy of Sciences

The world's biggest carnivores paid for their size with their lives. A new study demonstrates that conflicting natural forces keeps the magnitude of meat eaters within a distinct range.

Canada to Protect Slug, Whale, and Other Endangered Species
October 27, 2004 12:00 AM - Allan Dowd, Reuters

The North Atlantic right whale, western wolverine, and the dromedary jumping-slug on Canada's Pacific coast will soon share a dubious distinction.

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