Ecosystems

India Takes on Poachers in Key Tiger Reserve
March 14, 2006 12:00 AM - Bappa Majumdar, Reuters

Authorities in eastern India have arrested 30 poachers in the world's largest tiger reserve this year against 40 caught in 2004 and 2005, officials said on Monday.

Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai Urges Individual Action to Protect Environment
March 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Todd Dvorak, Associated Press

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Wangari Maathai says people worried about the environment should rely less on government and more on themselves to protect the planet's limited resources.

Regulator Says China Must Step up Environmental Protection or Face Disaster
March 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Audra Ang, Associated Press

China must sharply improve environmental protection or it could face disaster following two decades of breakneck growth that have poisoned its air, water and soil, the country's top environmental official warned Saturday.

Chinese Political Representatives Say Industrial Pollution Killing Bohai Sea
March 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Chinese representatives to the country's legislature have expressed fears that pollution from booming industries is killing much of the marine life in the country's eastern Bohai Sea.

Militant Peasants Raid Aracruz Farm in Brazil
March 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Sinara Sandri, Reuters

Protesters invaded a plantation in southern Brazil owned by Aracruz, the world's biggest producer of bleached eucalyptus pulp, saying they opposed the mass cultivation of eucalyptus trees near one of Aracruz's four main factories.

U.S. Government Declines to Protect Two Rare Plants in U.S. Virgin Islands
March 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The U.S. government has declined to give federal protection to two plants species found only in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

EPA Soot Rules Said Not Strict Enough
March 9, 2006 12:00 AM - Dan Rodrish, Associated Press

Proposed federal regulations for soot, although stricter than current standards, are not strict enough, dozens of environmental and public-health advocates said Wednesday at a public hearing.

Ice Thawing Earlier on Maine Lakes
March 9, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Ice on dozens of lakes in Maine and four other states is melting earlier in the year than in decades past, according to a new analysis.

EPA, Auto Industry Reach Deal on Mercury
March 9, 2006 12:00 AM - Ken Thomas, Associated Press

The Environmental Protection Agency, the auto industry and environmental groups said Wednesday they have agreed to start a national program to collect mercury switches from scrapped automobiles.

Global Warming Threatens New Guinea Paradise
March 9, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Exotic species in a little-known "Garden of Eden" in the mountains of New Guinea island are under threat from global warming, New Scientist magazine said on Wednesday.

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