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.
Haves and Have Nots Clash over Plan to Divert River for Drought Relief
January 11, 2006 12:00 AM - Michael Astor, Associated Press
The sun here is unforgiving. It cracks the parched earth into intricate spider web patterns that run beneath the scraggly brown bushes and green mandacaru cacti, whose arms stretch skyward as if begging for rain.
Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Enter Critical Year for Protection
January 11, 2006 12:00 AM - Tara Godvin, Associated Press
The remote 1,400-mile-long string of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands are blanketed with the 14 million nesting seabirds. Beneath the surface of the surrounding waters, fish crowd into pristine coral reefs.