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India Urged to Blow Whistle on Elephant Polo
Animal rights activists in India have called on the eve of a controversial tournament for the elite, centuries-old sport of elephant polo to be banned due to what they say is the pain and suffering it causes the animals.
02/19/2018 03:36 PM
Mexican Garter Snake in Danger
An environmental group claims the Mexican garter snake is in danger of extinction after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service declined to designate it as an endangered species.
02/19/2018 03:36 PM
Live Bird Flu Virus Vaccine Protects Animals, Study Shows
Three experimental vaccines using live but weakened versions of the H5N1 bird flu virus appeared to protect animals from infection, and might offer a way to stockpile vaccines ahead of a pandemic, U.S. researchers said Monday.
02/19/2018 03:36 PM
Isle Royale Wolves Becoming Less Fearful
For campers at Isle Royale National Park, sighting a gray wolf is a rare and thrilling experience. At least, it has been. But some wolves have gotten a bit too familiar this summer, wandering into camping areas and showing little of their customary fear of people.
02/19/2018 03:36 PM
Sturgeon Slowly Re-Emerge in Great Lakes
Sturgeon -- prized for its caviar and smoked meat -- are slowly starting to make a comeback in areas where water quality has improved. The fish, which are protected in just about every state where they're found, were overfished and nearly disappeared in the early 1900s.
02/19/2018 03:36 PM
Iceland Resumes Whale Exports after 15-Year Gap
Iceland is resuming whale meat exports after a gap of more than 15 years with sales to the Faroe Islands despite objections from environmentalists that the shipments undermine a global trade ban.
02/19/2018 03:36 PM
Destructive Insects on Rise in Alaska
Destructive insects in unprecedented numbers are finding Alaska forests to be a congenial home, said University of Alaska forestry professor Glenn Juday, and climate change could be the welcome mat.
02/19/2018 03:36 PM
Zoos Targets for Exotic Animal Thieves
Missing marmosets, abducted alligators, purloined penguins: Thieves are targeting Europe's zoos and safari parks to supply animal collectors who want to own ever more exotic species.
02/19/2018 03:36 PM
Global Warming Taking Earth Back to Dinosaur Era
Global warming over the coming century could mean a return of temperatures last seen in the age of the dinosaur and lead to the extinction of up to half of all species, a scientist said on Thursday.
02/19/2018 03:36 PM
Swans Fitted with Transmitters in Bird Flu Fight
Outfitting swans with super-light Teflon backpacks containing solar-powered GPS satellite transmitters is the latest way scientists and researchers are trying to fight the spread of avian influenza.
02/19/2018 03:36 PM