Ecosystems

Survey of Canadian Forests Raises Protection Calls
March 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Environmentalists say a new survey of logging and other development in Canada's forests, released Wednesday, shows the need for greater conservation and protection.

Are We Winning the Race to Stop Biodiversity Loss? -- A Guest Commentary
March 23, 2006 12:00 AM - James P. Leape, WWF International

With the natural forest loss rate at 13 million hectares a year — about 25 hectares a minute — the race is on to protect what’s left of the world’s forests.

Greater Efforts Needed to Save Amazon Rainforests
March 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

About 40 percent of the Amazon's rainforests could be lost by 2050 unless more is done to prevent what could become one of the world's worst environmental crisis, scientists said on Wednesday.

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.

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