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Lawsuits Force Listing of Six Rare Birds as Endangered

Washington, D.C., USA - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has listed six rare birds from around the world as endangered under the U.S. Endangered Species Act.
"The long overdue Endangered Species Act listings can make an important difference in the struggle to save these vanishing bird species."
- Jeff Miller, Center for Biological Diversity spokesperson

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Lawsuits Force Listing of Six Rare Birds as Endangered

Source: ENS, Sun January 20, 2008
Washington, D.C., USA - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has listed six rare birds from around the world as endangered under the U.S. Endangered Species Act.

Skies to be swept for alien life

Source: BBC News, Sat October 13, 2007
Hat Creek, California - The switch has been thrown on a telescope specifically designed to seek out alien life.

Al Gore & IPCC Share Nobel Peace Prize For 2007

Source: Scoop, Sat October 13, 2007
Oslo, Norway - The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007 is to be shared, in two equal parts, between the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr. for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change.

Singapore Students Donate Computers To 10 Laotian Primary Schools

Source: Playfuls,com, Thu March 29, 2007
Ngee Ann City, Singapore - Students at a Singapore polytechnic have donated 85 desktop computers and 15 laptops to 10 primary schools in Laos, educational officials said on Monday.

Photos Taken of ‘Living Fossil’ in Laos

Source: Discovery Channel, Sun June 18, 2006
Tallahassee, FL - The first pictures showing a live specimen of a rodent species once thought to have been extinct for 11 million years have been taken by a retired Florida State University professor and a Thai wildlife biologist.

8 New Frog Species Discovered in Laos

Source: SFGate, Thu May 04, 2006
Bangkok, Thailand - You want to find a new frog species? Head to the Southeast Asian nation of Laos.

Rat-Squirrel Not Extinct After All

Source: Forbes, Fri March 10, 2006
Laos - It has the face of a rat and the tail of a skinny squirrel - and scientists say this creature discovered living in central Laos is pretty special: It's a species believed to have been extinct for 11 million years.

Endangered Crocodiles Discovered in Laos

Source: Washington Post, Fri May 20, 2005
Bangkok, Thailand - A nest of baby Siamese crocodiles has been found in southern Laos, raising hopes that the nearly extinct species may yet survive, conservationists said Friday.

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