Tiny East Timor seeks help to conserve vast whale, dolphin hotspot

Timor seeks help to protect whale, dolphin hotspot

DILI, East Timor — The government of East Timor says it plans to establish a national park to protect a bounty of dolphins and whales — some of them endangered species — recently discovered mingling and feeding off the coast of Asia’s youngest country.

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WWF study says pollution threatens survival of rare Irrawaddy dolphins in Cambodia, Laos

Study: Pollution killing rare Irrawaddy dolphins

BANGKOK — Pollution in the Mekong River is putting the rare Irrawaddy dolphin in danger of disappearing from Cambodia and Laos, according to a study by an environmental group released Thursday.

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Glowing dogs: SKorean scientists say cloned beagles turn red under UV rays

SKorean experts claim to have cloned glowing dogs

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korean scientists say they have engineered four beagles that glow red using cloning techniques that could help develop cures for human diseases.

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Malaysian authorities rescue protected turtles, snakes hidden under garlic

Turtles, snakes smuggled under garlic in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — A wildlife official says Malaysian authorities have rescued more than 800 turtles and 160 protected snakes from being smuggled on a truck under a load of garlic to mask their smell.

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