A family affair: Dog Glaccolo finds a home

| Jan 25, 2015

A family affair: Dog Glaccolo finds a home

Glaccolo (center front), a papillon first featured here in October, was being fostered by the Seshiyama family, which in itself bode auspicious. Charmer that she is, the little dog soon worked her way into the heart and home of Michiko Ota, mother of Reiko ...

U.N. moves toward ocean biodiversity treaty

Jan 25, 2015

U.N. moves toward ocean biodiversity treaty

U.N. member states Saturday agreed to begin negotiations on a treaty to protect marine biodiversity in ocean areas extending beyond territorial waters, a move heralded by environmental organizations. By calling to preserve vast areas threatened by pollution, overfishing and global warming, the eventual U.N. ...

Jan 20, 2015

Mexico to use drones to protect endangered porpoise

Mexico has begun testing unmanned drones that could help it save the critically endangered vaquita marina, the world’s smallest porpoise, which is threatened by illegal fishing in the upper Sea of Cortez. Alejandro del Mazo, an assistant prosecutor with Mexico’s environmental protection agency, said ...

Jan 18, 2015

Oracle's Ellison to underwrite California wildlife center

One of the world’s richest men, Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison, is using some of his wealth to establish a wildlife breeding and rehabilitation center in Northern California that will focus on helping endangered insects, reptiles and amphibians thrive. The Conservation Center for Wildlife Care ...

Jan 16, 2015

Australia migratory bird levels plunge from Asia development

Coastal developments in northeast Asia are threatening the survival of Australian migratory shorebirds, a study has found, with some species experiencing population declines of up to 75 percent over the last two decades. Some 36 migratory shorebird species, numbering between 3 million and 8 ...

Activist sees public shift on dolphins in captivity

Jan 13, 2015

Activist sees public shift on dolphins in captivity

Ric O’Barry feels the tide turning in his long quest to change the public’s mind about dolphins in captivity. He went from being a dolphin trainer on the beloved “Flipper” TV series in the 1960s to a notorious activist featured in the 2009 documentary ...

Taiwan confirms first case of H5N8 bird flu

Jan 12, 2015

Taiwan confirms first case of H5N8 bird flu

A highly pathogenic strain of H5N8 avian influenza has been found in central Taiwan in the first confirmed case on the island, health authorities said. Council of Agriculture Minister Chen Bao-ji said Sunday the H5N8 avian flu virus was found at a goose farm ...