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Tanzania, Zambia Bid for One-Off Ivory Sales Fail
Animals  (tags: endangered, illegal trade, elephant tusks, poaching )

- 3260 days ago -
Proposals by Tanzania and Zambia to weaken the 21-year-old ban on ivory sales were shot down by a U.N. conservation meeting Monday over fears it would fuel the illegal trade of elephant tusks.The 175-nation Convention on International Trade in Endangered
Animal Refuge Proposes Move to 17-Acre Big-Cat Sanctuary
Animals  (tags: conservation, Central Florida Animal Reserve, new compoundup to 80 great cats, on 17 acres )

- 3261 days ago -
Tucked into the rural scrub of Canaveral Groves, the reserve houses 51 exotic cats: 39 tigers, including 10 rare white tigers, six cougars, three lions and three leopards.Facing a deadline to move by 2011 after a zoning dispute with Brevard County
A Child Is Burned, and a Community Feels Stung
Health & Wellness  (tags: 6-year-old, live wire, 7, 600 volts of electricity, more than in Florida's electric chair )

- 3261 days ago -
A lock kept its metal door shut, but neighbors knew for at least two years that the lock was defective. They called Florida Power & Light about the danger, and FPL locked a narrow steel safety band around the box to hold the door shut.Young boy reached in
Demise of Coral, Salamander Show Impact of Web
Environment  (tags: endangered, habitat, species )

- 3261 days ago -
Conservationists say the Internet has emerged as one of the greatest threats fueling the illegal wildlife trade, making it easier to buy everything from live baby lions to wine made from tiger bones,red and pink coral conservationists said Saturday.
Volcano Erupts in Iceland, Hundreds Evacuated
Environment  (tags: lava flows, last eruption, 1820's )

- 3261 days ago -
The eruption occurred Saturday (1930 EDT) beside the Eyjafjallajokull glacier, the fifth largest in Iceland. No damage or injuries were immediately reported.The eruption was below the glacier,it did not occur below ice, lessening the chances of flooding f
3 Seattle Bus Tunnel Guards Watch Brutal Beating
Society & Culture  (tags: crime, violence, teen attacked, purse, phone and iPod stolen )

- 3299 days ago -
A 15-year-old girl who was badly beaten and robbed in a Seattle bus tunnel as three unarmed security guards looked on told investigators that she thought the men would protect her.The guards didn't intervene, thoughthey called police but did nothing else.
Hundreds Forced Into Labor, Sex in Ohio
Society & Culture  (tags: human trafficking, child prostitution, against their will )

- 3299 days ago -
About 1,000 American-born children are forced into the sex trade in Ohio every year and about 800 immigrants are sexually exploited and pushed into sweatshop-type jobs, a new report on human trafficking in the state said Wednesday.Ohio's weak laws on huma
Fears for Sumatran Tiger
Environment  (tags: habitat loss, illegal hunting, no longer able to breed )

- 3303 days ago -
The endangered Sumatran tiger in Indonesia's Riau province is predicted to become extinct in next five years due to illegal hunting and habitat losses, an activist said on Sunday.During her lifetime, each individual female tiger can only give birth three
Heroic Search Dog to Be Given 'Victoria Cross' for Finding Roadside Bombs in Afghanistan
Animals  (tags: Military Working Dog, gutsy canine, bombs wired together )

- 3303 days ago -
An Army search dog that has saved the lives of scores of British Soldiers in Afghanistan is to receive the canine equivalent of the Victoria Cross.Treo,an 8 year old Black labrador,has spent the last 5 years sniffing out bombs and weapons hidden by Taliba
Eagles Take Wing at Lake Pueblo Colorado
Environment  (tags: wildlife, )

- 3303 days ago -
The fact that the eagle-watchers far outnumbered the eagles did little to dampen the viewers' enthusiasm at the Eagle Day Festival Saturday at Lake Pueblo State Park.About 1,200 eagles spend the winter in Colorado, seeking open water where they can feast
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