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Eating apes imperils species, spreads AIDS
Biologists and environmentalists warn that the growing appetite for 'bushmeat' in Africa is not only threatening Africa's great apes with extinction, it is also spreading AIDS to humans.
Eating plant may protect against asthma
Eating genetically modified plants could one day be used to 'immunise' sufferers against asthma, according Australian scientists who have engineered a new type of lupin...
Ecological disaster awaits Vembanad lake
ALAPPUZHA SEPT. 9. The Vembanad backwater system, which is the largest of its kind on the west coast of India, may soon turn out to be an ecological disaster due to the largescale pollution of its waters, indiscriminate exploitation of its resources and human intervention in the form of reclamation of land and other encroachments.
Elusive Jaguars Remain a Mystery, Even to Experts
Not much is known about jaguars, the secretive spotted cats of the Americas. Their elusive nature keeps them out of the scope of even the most persistent biologists. The Wildlife Conservation Society is working with researchers throughout Latin America to better understand the biology of jaguars so that they can ensure the species' survival.
Endangered Fox, Eagle Spar to Survive on Calif. Isle
In order for the endangered foxes to live, a rare and protected species of eagle on California's Catalina Island chain must either die or be exiled, according to a study published on Friday.
Endangered species list grows
Colombian spider monkeys, Galapagos snails, unique South African rabbits and one of the world's largest freshwater fish are in stark danger of extinction, a nature body warned today.
Endangered species list grows
Colombian spider monkeys, Galapagos snails, unique South African rabbits and one of the world's largest freshwater fish are in stark danger of extinction, a nature body warned today.
Environmentalists argue Puget Sound whales need protection
Seattle (AP) - Killer whales swimming in the Puget Sound and nearby waters, whose numbers have declined almost 20% from 1996 to 2001, should be placed on the endangered species list, environmentalists say.
Europe's Eels Are Slipping Away, Scientists Warn
Although found throughout much of the world, eels are wriggling towards oblivion, European fisheries scientists say. The warning came at the annual meeting of the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea, held last month in Estonia. Scientists there reported that the number of juvenile European eels (Anguilla anguilla) reaching rivers from their mid-Atlantic nursery grounds has crashed 99 percent since the 1970s.
Exhibit explores relationship between Americans and their pets
"Pets in America: The Story of Our Lives with Animals at Home" officially opens to the public Saturday at the University of South Carolina's McKissick Museum. The exhibit will be on display at McKissick through April 22 and then travel to several other cities nationwide
Experts to tackle Tassie devil killer
Experts are meeting tomorrow to discuss how to tackle a disease which is killing off large numbers of Australia's largest marsupial predator, the Tasmanian devil, says Tasmania's state government.
Extreme bug thrives in waste dumps
A new record for tolerance to alkaline environments has been set - by an extreme bug that thrives in polluted environments, report U.S. researchers.
Eyeless "Ghost Fish" Haunts Ozark Caves
"It's almost translucent. It has a whitish look, but really almost no color," said David Hendrix. "It has no eyes whatsoever. It does come across as sort of ghost-like."
 
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