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Rwanda Plans to Import Rhinos to Boost Tourism

Rwanda, home to a third of the world's mountain gorillas, plans to import up to 20 rhinos over the next 15 years to draw more tourists to the tiny central African country, a tourism official said on Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

Greenpeace Slings Mud over Indonesia Mudflow Disaster

Environment group Greenpeace dumped black-greyish mud at Indonesia's welfare ministry on Wednesday in protest over the government's handling of a giant mudflow that has displaced thousands and ruined livelihoods. >> Read the Full Article

Tiger Play at Private Zoo in Vietnam

At the private zoo of a self-described Vietnamese conservationist, adult tigers prowl around an enclosure of grass and rocks, playfully paw at each other or snatch with their sharp teeth at live chickens being thrown to them for lunch. >> Read the Full Article

Several Asian Nations Unlikely to Meet UN's Safe Water Target

India and China are likely to meet U.N.-set targets for access to safe drinking water by 2015, but four other Asian nations are expected to fail, the Asian Development Bank said Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article

Journal: Agency Blocked Hurricane Report

A government agency blocked release of a report that suggests global warming is contributing to the frequency and strength of hurricanes, the journal Nature reported Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

Intact Northern Forests Worth $250 Billion a Year, According to Study

Forests in northern nations such as Russia and Canada are worth $250 billion a year because of services they provide by purifying water or soaking up greenhouse gases, a researcher said on Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

Dolphin May Get a Prosthetic Tail

The news from Indian River Lagoon was too familiar: another dolphin gravely injured because of human action. But marine scientist Steve McCulloch immediately saw this rescue was unique. The baby bottlenose dolphin lost her tail, but perhaps her life could be saved. >> Read the Full Article

Dutch Company Says Chemical Waste in Ivory Coast Contained No Toxic Substances

The co-founder of the Dutch company that unloaded chemical waste blamed for the deaths of seven people in Ivory Coast said Monday that tests by the firm on the substance showed it contained no lethal elements. >> Read the Full Article

Island Mammal Dwarfism Not Just a Matter of Size

Dwarf animals that lived on islands thousands of years ago evolved to their tiny size due to a lack of predators and competitors, not just because they were too big for their habitats, researchers said on Monday. >> Read the Full Article

California Herons Move Into Urban Settings

Workers at the Schooner or Later restaurant are trained to seat customers under umbrellas -- not necessarily to shade them from the hot California sun but to protect them from falling fish heads, rat bits and half-eaten squirrels. >> Read the Full Article