Avian cholera is unrelated to human cholera, and has probably been in Alaska for eons, quietly causing die-offs in birds when large number of waterfowl congregate. Once infected, birds die within 24 hours.
A new study says that hunting in the Northwest Alaska community of Wainwright has been made more difficult in recent years thanks to rough weather shortening the windows available to bag whales and caribou.
Oil exploration and increased sea traffic in the Arctic are encroaching on polar bear habitat, adding to the existing climate change risk, representatives of Arctic nations said at a Moscow conference Wednesday.
Campaigners convinced New Zealand's set-net fishing restrictions are a death sentence for the Maui's dolphins have laid cardboard coffins and fishing nets full of plastic junk outside - New Zealand Herald...