Ecosystems

Officials Try Insect to Save Hawaii Tree
March 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

State officials are hoping to save Hawaii's native wiliwili tree with a bug found in eastern Africa.

Life on the Mississippi Turned Upside Down for River Pilots
March 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Cain Burdeau, Associated Press

Down where this great American river meets the Gulf of Mexico, river pilots negotiate a new reality as they steer oceangoing oil tankers, cruise ships and gigantic cargo carriers toward the warehouses, docks and rail yards of New Orleans.

Researchers Identify Extinction Hotspots
March 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

From frigid northern Canada and Alaska to tropical Asian islands, lands where wildlife seems safe today may pose some of the greatest extinction dangers in the future.

States Appeal to U.S. Top Court on CO2 Car Emissions
March 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Timothy Gardner, Reuters

A dozen U.S. states appealed to the Supreme Court Friday on a case that seeks to force the U.S. government to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from cars and trucks, an environmental group said.

Scientists Find Antarctic Ice Shrank Significantly
March 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

The Antarctic ice sheet shrank significantly during the past three years, according to the findings of a NASA study.

Pirate Trawlers Face Crackdown on Overfishing
March 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Pirate trawlers will be tracked by a new database as part of a planned crackdown on illegal fish catches worth $9.5 billion a year that are adding to strains on global stocks, a report said Friday.

China to Spend Nearly A Billion Dollars to Repel Wetland Rats
March 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

China will target a 7.5 billion yuan ($934 million) fund at repelling an invasion of rats eating their way across fragile wetlands on the Tibetan plateau, the China Daily said on Friday.

Energy-Strapped Asian Countries Forced to Become More Efficient
March 3, 2006 12:00 AM - Michael Casey, Associated Press

Across Asia, soaring oil prices and unrelenting demand for energy are forcing companies and countries to become more energy efficient.

Brazil Opens Chunks of Amazon Forest to Logging
March 3, 2006 12:00 AM - Raymond Colitt, Reuters

Brazil's president Thursday approved a measure offering huge chunks of the Amazon jungle to timber companies that comply with tough restrictions aimed at preserving the world's largest rain forest.

Rocker McCartney Takes to Ice to Save Canada Seals
March 3, 2006 12:00 AM - Paul Darrow, Reuters

Former Beatle Paul McCartney lay down on an ice floe next to a baby seal Thursday and pleaded with Canada to scrap an annual hunt that kills around 300,000 of the young animals.

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