Ecosystems

Conservationists Agree on Steps to Save African Lion
January 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters

Regional governments and conservationists have agreed on initial steps that need to be taken to save the African lion, which has been pushed to the brink of extinction throughout much of its range.

Warm Weather Isolates Northern Canadian Natives
January 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Marcy Nicholson, Reuters

A group of Canadian aboriginal leaders said Friday their northern communities are in a state of emergency because abnormally mild temperatures have hindered construction of vital winter roads.

Floods that Washed away Homes and Lives Leave Behind Golden Gift
January 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Sutin Wannabovorn, Associated Press

Severe floods that washed away homes, bridges and lives apparently have compensated hapless villagers in southern Thailand with a treasure -- gold.

Kenyan Official Says Lifting Ban on Sport Hunting Possible
January 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters

An icon for animal welfare groups because of its ban on sport hunting since 1977, Kenya may lift the prohibition as part of a broader revamp of wildlife policies, a senior official said Friday.

U.S., Australia Pledge Millions of Dollars to Promote Fight against Global Warming
January 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Michael Casey, Associated Press

Six of the world's biggest polluters endorsed a voluntary plan Thursday that they claim will reduce their greenhouse gas emissions 30 percent by 2050.

World Wildlife Fund to Train Thousands of Gold Miners in Suriname to Protect Environment
January 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Arny Belfor, Associated Press

U.S., Australia Say Businesses Will Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions Voluntarily
January 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Michael Casey, Associated Press

The world's biggest polluters opened a two-day climate conference Wednesday with representatives insisting industry leaders will voluntarily slash emission standards.

Fishing Reefs Take about a Year to Develop
January 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Dusty Ricketts, The Destin Log

With the winter months typically slow for Destin's charter boat captains, some of them use this time of year to prepare for future fishing seasons.

Researchers Say Farming Threatens Brazil Wetlands
January 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Michael Astor, Associated Press

The growth of farming and cattle ranching in western Brazil could destroy the world's largest freshwater wetlands by 2050, researchers said Wednesday.

Warming May Cut Duck Numbers
January 11, 2006 12:00 AM - Daniel Connolly, Associated Press

A professor from the University of Montana had a simple message Tuesday in Arkansas: if you like hunting ducks, support international efforts to prevent global warming.

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