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Clarified - Is foie gras fair game or foul play?updated: Wed Jun 13 2012 18:19:00

It takes two hours to get to Hudson Valley Foie Gras from New York City, but it only takes two seconds on-premise to see the looming foie gras ban in California has ruffled Izzy Yanay's feathers.

Warm waters blamed for at least 5,000 pelican deaths on Peru's coastupdated: Fri May 11 2012 20:31:00

Warm waters off Peru are to blame in the deaths of more than 5,000 marine birds on the coast, government authorities say.

Mystery pelican deaths prompt beach warning in Peruupdated: Mon May 07 2012 00:43:00

Peru's health ministry is asking people to avoid beaches in Lima and north of the capital until officials can determine what caused the deaths of hundreds of dolphins and pelicans.

Peru investigates mystery pelican deathsupdated: Mon Apr 30 2012 10:29:00

Authorities in Peru are investigating the death of over 538 pelicans, along with other birds, on the northern coast of the country, the Peruvian ministry of production said Sunday.

Stolen penguin returned to its mateupdated: Mon Apr 16 2012 10:26:00

A stolen fairy penguin has been returned to its mate at Sea World.

Stolen penguin back safe in Australia Sea Worldupdated: Mon Apr 16 2012 10:26:00

A trio of men faces charges after allegedly stealing a penguin from Sea World on the Gold Coast of Australia's Queensland and then bragging about it online.

Where in the world ... ?updated: Mon Mar 12 2012 15:00:00

[Updated 3 p.m. Monday, March 12] This photo was taken on South Georgia Island, "an untouched natural paradise of penguins, seals and birds," according to iReporter Jonathan Pozniak.

Emperor penguin that lost its way is released back into native watersupdated: Sun Sep 04 2011 17:15:00

An emperor penguin that lost its way from Antarctica more than two months ago was released back into his native Southern Ocean waters Sunday.

New Zealand: A thrill-seeker's dreamupdated: Wed Aug 24 2011 15:09:00

A country of dramatically diverse environments, New Zealand offers an array of activities for outdoor enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike.

Authorities probe how 5 pelicans ended up partially covered in oilupdated: Thu Jul 14 2011 03:34:00

The U.S. Coast Guard and several California state agencies are investigating how five Brown Pelicans turned up partially covered in oil near Santa Barbara this week.

History of the hot pink flamingoupdated: Mon Jul 04 2011 10:27:00

With the season of backyard barbecues upon us, we thought you could use a history lesson on everyone's favorite lawn ornament. From the plastic bird's birth to its modern perch atop the pyramid of campy Americana, here's the quick-and-dirty on the hot pink queen of kitsch.

Lost emperor penguin found full of sand in New Zealand recoveringupdated: Mon Jun 27 2011 10:00:00

An emperor penguin discovered thousands of kilometers away from Antarctica with a bellyful of sand is recovering after an endoscopy Monday, a New Zealand zoo official said.

'Happy Feet' recovering from surgeryupdated: Mon Jun 27 2011 10:00:00

The emperor penguin that made its way to New Zealand survived a surgery to remove twigs, stones and sand from its belly.

New Zealand zoo: Lost penguin with stomach full of sand might recoverupdated: Sun Jun 26 2011 08:44:00

A young emperor penguin discovered thousands of kilometers away from its home might survive ingesting a bellyful of sand, New Zealand zoo officials said.

World's most scenic cruisesupdated: Wed Jun 22 2011 09:20:00

No matter how many times he steers the 450-passenger Seabourn Sojourn through Norway's Lofoten Islands, captain Hamish Elliott eagerly anticipates his favorite point: the entrance to Trollfjord, a fairytale-like landscape with towering cliffs on either side.

Review: 'Mr. Popper's Penguins'updated: Thu Jun 16 2011 17:44:00

No comedian of the past two decades has stretched himself -- and I don't just mean his face -- as much as Jim Carrey. Yet recently, it feels as if the karmic entertainment forces have been stretching him back to earlier days.

Gulf residents suffer severe illnessesupdated: Thu Apr 21 2011 09:17:00

Dr. Mike Robichaux discusses some of the mysterious illnesses among Gulf Coast residents and cleanup workers.

Louisiana doctor describes clusters of ailments among Gulf residentsupdated: Thu Apr 21 2011 09:17:00

Some Gulf Coast residents and former clean-up workers are suffering from an array of mysterious illnesses, according to a Louisiana physician who has treated dozens of patients complaining of similar symptoms.

Research finds some dinosaurs were nocturnalupdated: Thu Apr 14 2011 22:54:00

Dinosaurs, it turns out, were on the hunt 24-7.

Penguin rescue operation under way after south Atlantic oil spillupdated: Sun Apr 03 2011 18:30:00

On an island chain located halfway between Africa and Argentina, local authorities say a massive penguin rescue operation is under way.

Huge penguin rescue operation under wayupdated: Sun Apr 03 2011 18:30:00

Rescuers try saving tens of thousands of Northern Rockhopper penguins after an oil spill in the south Atlantic.

(HFR for Earth Day) Midway's Albatrosses survive the tsunamiupdated: Wed Mar 23 2011 09:55:00

The famed albatrosses of Midway Atoll took a beating from the tsunami, but their population will survive, say biologists on the islands.

Tuchman: Tsunami debris impenetrableupdated: Sun Mar 20 2011 11:21:00

CNN's Gary Tuchman describes the scene in Kesennuma, Japan, more than a week after the quake and tsunami.

Tsunami washes away feathered victims west of Hawaiiupdated: Sun Mar 20 2011 11:21:00

The massive waves that churned across the Pacific after the Japan earthquake last week swept away nests protecting seabird chicks unable to fly, leaving scores dead west of Hawaii.

Nearly 1,700 geese killed for safe air travel in New Yorkupdated: Thu Feb 10 2011 10:51:00

In an effort to control the city's goose population and improve aviation safety, authorities slaughtered 1,676 Canada geese across New York last summer, according to a recent U.S. Department of Agriculture report.

Anderson Cooper meets amazing animalsupdated: Mon Nov 22 2010 11:01:00

Anderson Cooper tries to understand what animals think. Can they really communicate or are they parroting for a treat?

Facts of life behind cute animal facesupdated: Mon Nov 22 2010 11:01:00

An elephant calf runs through a sprinkler, trunk held high with excitement. An orphan sea otter pup cries noisily until keepers join him in the pool for a swim. A tiny tiger cub sneaks up on its mother and pounces, only to be subjected to a thorough licking.

Olympic sailors get help from a feathered friendupdated: Tue Nov 02 2010 09:17:00

He's feathered, fast and the newest recruit to Great Britain's Olympic sailing team.

That's a penguin of a different colorupdated: Thu Sep 30 2010 22:55:00

Penguins didn't always come in black and white, paleontologists said Thursday, citing the discovery of a 36-million-year-old fossil of a bird that, in its day, waddled nearly 5 feet tall.

Dropping guard too quickly in the Gulf?updated: Wed Jul 28 2010 09:35:00

With oil levels seemingly low in the Gulf, will oil cleanup resources be pulled out prematurely?

Oil catastrophe wasn't just an accidentupdated: Wed Jul 28 2010 09:35:00

The blowout is stopped. The oil disaster that began with an explosion 100 days ago has not ended by any means. But we seem to be seeing a murky ending to the beginning of the crisis.

Penguins stranded on Rio beachupdated: Thu Jul 22 2010 11:20:00

Brazilian authorities are rescuing stranded penguins on the beaches of Rio de Janeiro. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.

Hundreds of penguins wash up on Brazilian coastupdated: Thu Jul 22 2010 11:20:00

Biologists suspect that unusually cold waters off the coast of Brazil were responsible for the deaths of more than 550 penguins that washed up on shore in the past 10 days.

400 geese euthanized to reduce number near New York airportsupdated: Tue Jul 13 2010 22:14:00

Four hundred Canada geese from Brooklyn's Prospect Park were herded into crates and euthanized last week in an effort to reduce their number near New York's airports, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Boat designed to save oiled animalsupdated: Sun Jun 27 2010 13:17:00

Dragonfly Boatworks is helping to save wildlife in the gulf while building up its boating business. Tom Foreman reports.

Louisiana cleanup crews trampled pelican nests, official saysupdated: Wed Jun 16 2010 09:55:00

Crews cleaning up the oil in one Louisiana parish have trampled the nests and eggs of birds including the brown pelican, which came off the endangered species list last year, the head of the parish said Wednesday.

Brown pelican long a symbol of survivalupdated: Wed Jun 16 2010 08:03:00

Long before the brown pelican came to symbolize the tragedy of the Gulf oil spill, the giant bird stood for something much greater: survival against all odds.

Gulf's oil-soaked birds: Rescue or kill?updated: Fri Jun 11 2010 08:43:00

Some experts see it as a well-meaning flight of fancy. To others, cleaning a bird soaked with oil from the Gulf of Mexico is the only chance it has for survival.

Birds scrubbed clean at rescue stationupdated: Wed Jun 09 2010 09:58:00

CNN's Brian Todd visits a pelican rescue station in Louisiana, where the number of birds treated continues to grow.

At wildlife rehab center, oiled pelicans get a second chanceupdated: Wed Jun 09 2010 09:58:00

The sign out front points the way: birds, please enter to the right; humans, enter on the left.

Gulf birds drenched in oilupdated: Fri Jun 04 2010 07:21:00

CNN's Gary Tuchman reports on how birds and other sea life drenched in oil are being cared for.

We are all Gulf victims nowupdated: Fri Jun 04 2010 07:21:00

In some ways, a catastrophe of this magnitude could not have happened in a worse place. Or at a worse time of year.

Madagascan bird declared extinctupdated: Tue Jun 01 2010 12:17:00

The Alaotra Grebe, a small diving bird native to Madagascar has been officially classified extinct, according to a leading bird conservation organization.

CNNMoney: Oil spill: How much is a pelican worth?updated: Fri May 21 2010 15:06:00

Just how much is a dead pelican worth? BP is about to find out.

Foie gras causes uproarupdated: Fri May 14 2010 09:32:00

A few dozen protesters picketed the restaurants of acclaimed chef Thomas Keller last weekend, over his use of an ingredient that has become a lightning rod in the culinary world -- foie gras.

Oil execs to brief Senate panels on spillupdated: Tue May 11 2010 10:19:00

Congressional hearings into the massive oil spill growing in the Gulf of Mexico will start Tuesday, as winds continue to push the crude closer to the Mississippi Delta.

Tough questions to a BP executiveupdated: Tue May 11 2010 10:19:00

CNN's Rick Sanchez and Chad Myers ask a BP executive what happened in the Gulf and why it appears BP was unprepared.

BP official: 'Teams making a differance'updated: Tue May 11 2010 06:51:00

BP Chief Operating Officer Doug Suttles gives an update about the company's effort to combat oil in the Gulf of Mexico.

Wind shift threatens Louisiana coast with oil slick, governor saysupdated: Tue May 11 2010 06:51:00

A wind shift could push more oil from BP's Deepwater Horizon gusher into the Mississippi Delta and areas west of the river, which is "bad news for Louisiana," Gov. Bobby Jindal said Monday afternoon. Kostya Kennedy: Canadiens giving off odd whiff of destinyupdated: Mon May 03 2010 17:44:00

It's not happening. The Montreal Canadiens, who got into these 2010 playoffs by the whites of their fingernails are not getting past the defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins. No way.

Gulf Coast birds in dangerupdated: Fri Apr 30 2010 17:46:00

Humans have always looked to birds for joy, inspiration and comfort, but if we look toward the birds of the Gulf Coast today, we feel no comfort, only a deep and growing unease.

Oil slick's impact on animalsupdated: Fri Apr 30 2010 17:46:00

CNN's Ali Velshi speaks to Zoo Atlanta's Sam Rivera about what happens to birds during and after an oil slick.

Opinion: Antarctic trash led to mission to clean up the planetupdated: Mon Apr 26 2010 23:33:00

A few years ago, weaving in and out of icebergs, a pink dawn rising over a forest of glaciers on the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia, I realized a childhood dream.

Love after 'Miracle on Hudson'updated: Fri Jan 15 2010 12:05:00

After their flight splash-landed in New York's Hudson River, two survivors find comfort and love in each other.

Love lands after 'Miracle on Hudson'updated: Fri Jan 15 2010 12:05:00

Laura Zych never liked birds. Ben Bostic feared drowning. They faced their fears when US Airways Flight 1549 hit a flock of geese and crash-landed in the Hudson River.

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