Ecosystems

Greenpeace Wants 40 Percent of Oceans Protected
March 22, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

The United Nations should protect the world's oceans from deep sea fishing and pollution in the same way as environmentally sensitive land, the lobby group Greenpeace said on Tuesday.

NASA Radar Plane Gauges Arctic Snow Layer
March 22, 2006 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

A radar-equipped NASA plane is flying low over the Arctic this week to measure the snow on top of sea ice, a finding with implications for polar bears and possibly humans, an ice scientist said this week.

Michigan Officials Seek Tough Clearing Rules
March 22, 2006 12:00 AM - John Flesher, Associated Press

Tighter restrictions should be imposed on clearing vegetation from Great Lakes shorelines because it alters water chemistry and damages fish habitat, state regulators said.

Group Backs Grizzlies on Endangered List
March 22, 2006 12:00 AM - Becky Bohrer, Associated Press

More than 250 scientists and researchers have signed a letter protesting a federal proposal to no longer protect grizzly bears in the Yellowstone area under the Endangered Species Act.

Eagle Lays First Egg in 50 Yrs on Santa Cruz
March 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

For the first time in more than 50 years, an eagle has laid an egg in a nest on Santa Cruz Island, wildlife biologists announced.

EPA Study Clears Way for Regulating Small-Engine Pollution
March 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Erica Werner, Associated Press

The Environmental Protection Agency cleared the way Friday for regulations to limit pollution from lawn mowers, jet skis and similar small machines.

Court Rejects Bush Administration Power Plant Pollution Rule
March 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Tom Doggett, Reuters

In a big win for environmentalists, a federal appeals court on Friday struck down a Bush administration rule that would have made it easier for coal-burning power plants to make equipment changes without installing controls to fight the pollution that would result.

Coral Reefs Seen Threatened by Tsunami Rebuilding
March 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Coral reefs that survived the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami are coming under threat from rushed rebuilding efforts in the region, two international environmental groups said on Thursday.

Japan to Invite Iraqi Officials to Marshland Conservation Training Rrogram
March 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Visiting Iraqi officials on Wednesday participated in an environmental program designed to boost efforts to restore the country's fabled marshlands, Japan's Foreign Ministry said.

Democrats Want U.S. Budget Bill to Drop Oil Drilling
March 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Tom Doggett, Reuters

Senate Democrats will try to remove language from a pending budget bill that calls for the government to raise billions of dollars in leasing fees from oil drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

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