Ecosystems

Northern China Wetlands Drying Up
February 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

The wetlands along northern China's biggest river system are drying up because of the thirst of an expanding population and a fast-growing economy, Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday.

U.S. Evangelicals Urge Action on Global Warming
February 9, 2006 12:00 AM - Alan Eisner, Reuters

A group of 85 evangelical Christian leaders Wednesday backed legislation opposed by the White House to cut carbon dioxide emissions, kicking off a campaign to mobilize religious conservatives to combat global warming.

Less Snow in Rockies Slows Release of CO2 Emissions
February 9, 2006 12:00 AM - Patricia Reaney, Reuters

Rising temperatures and a decline in the amount of snow in the Rocky Mountains have slowed the release of carbon dioxide, the main gas blamed for global warming, from forest soil, researchers said on Wednesday.

India Panel on Toxic Waste Divided over French Ship
February 8, 2006 12:00 AM - Kamil Zaheer, Reuters

An Indian environmental panel is divided on whether to allow a decommissioned French warship to be scrapped in India, and has not made a firm recommendation to the the nation's Supreme Court

Judge May Halt Project to Protect Bird
February 8, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A federal judge heard arguments Monday over whether a vast irrigation project intended to help farmers in eastern Arkansas will harm the rare ivory-billed woodpecker.

World Has Seven Years for Key Climate Decisions, Says Tony Blair
February 8, 2006 12:00 AM - Katherine Baldwin, Reuters

The world has seven years to take vital decisions and implement measures to curb greenhouse gas emissions or it could be too late, British Prime Minister Tony Blair said on Tuesday.

Scientists Warn of Melting Ice in Arctic
February 8, 2006 12:00 AM - Dan Joling, Associated Press

Scientists on Monday painted a gloomy picture of the effects of global warming on the Arctic, warning of melting ocean ice, rising oceans, thawed permafrost and forests susceptible to bugs and fire.

U.S. Congressmen Push at U.N. for New Climate Talks
February 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Evelyn Leopold, Reuters

A key U.S. senator called on the Bush administration Monday to open global climate talks, warning that the dangers of global warming were not only a threat to the United States but India and China as well.

Federal Protection Sought for Florida Bears
February 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Conservation groups and an animal welfare group are suing to get the Florida black bear added to the federal list of endangered or threatened species.

Controversy Over Padre Island Beach Access
February 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Lynn Brezosky, Associated Press

A 9 1/2-mile-wide bay separates rural Willacy County from what surely must be paradise: Padre Island's isolated beaches, a nature retreat for bird watchers and what's considered some of the best sport-fishing in the country.

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