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Alaska Weighs Ban on Hunters Luring Bears With Food
September 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Yereth Rosen, Reuters

Stale doughnuts, lard, honey-drenched dog food: Is this any kind of meal for a wild Alaskan bear?

Wildlife Coalition Urges Protection of Marine Life Through Trade Restrictions
September 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Daniel Lovering, Associated Press

Wildlife conservation groups on Wednesday called for greater protection for marine species, particularly whales and fish threatened with extinction due to commercial trade.

Environmentalists Sue Over Sierra Nevada Logging Plan
September 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Don Thompson, Associated Press

Environmental groups sued the U.S. Forest Service this week, claiming a six-year-old federal law aimed at preventing wildfires has degenerated into a backdoor effort to eventually increase logging across 340,000 acres of Sierra Nevada national forests.

Navy to Shut Down Sub Radio Transmitters
September 28, 2004 12:00 AM - Robert Imrie, Associated Press

With terrorism the new global threat, a network of radio antennas that let the Navy maintain secure communications with submarines at sea has become yet another Cold War relic.

Elephant DNA Could Help Stem Ivory Trade
September 28, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Analyzing the DNA of elephants may help trace the origins of ivory being sold illegally, information researchers hope will help foil such trade.

WWF Calls for Ban in Trade of Great White Sharks
September 28, 2004 12:00 AM - Tan Ee Lyn, Reuters

A leading environmental group called Friday for protection for the great white shark and humphead wrasse coral fish, whose numbers have plunged because of overfishing and China's growing appetite for exotic foods.

Groups Fight U.S. Plan to Kill Prairie Dogs
September 28, 2004 12:00 AM - Judith Crosson, Reuters

Eight conservation groups are fighting the U.S. government over a plan to poison thousands of prairie dogs in the grasslands of South Dakota, saying wildlife should not take a backseat to ranching interests.

Spotted Owl Seen Declining In Northwest
September 28, 2004 12:00 AM - Matthew Daly, Associated Press

Fourteen years after coming under federal protection, the northern spotted owl continues on the decline in the Pacific Northwest, a study shows.

Flightless New Zealand Icon Claws Back from Brink
September 28, 2004 12:00 AM - Melanie Carroll, Reuters

An imaginative plan and a dose of national guilt could save New Zealand's flightless icon, the once abundant kiwi, from extinction.

Illegal Ivory Easy to Get Online
September 28, 2004 12:00 AM - Joseph B. Verrengia, Associated Press

In a practice that goes virtually unchecked, a new analysis suggests customers are buying, with a mouse-click, what appear to be illegal new ivory trinkets by thousands.

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