Ecosystems

Landslides Could Worsen with Global Warming
January 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Landslides kill 800-1,000 people a year and climate change may be adding to the risks from hillside slums in Latin America to Egypt's Valley of the Kings, U.N. experts said on Tuesday.

Rivals Unite to Save Nature
January 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Eve Hightower, Appeal-Democrat

Once adversaries, environmentalists and ranchers are now working together against another foe - urban sprawl.

Canadian Beetle Infestation Worries U.S.
January 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Northwest loggers are worried British Columbia may be forced to harvest as much as 21 million acres of forests to stop the mountain pine beetle, flooding the market and driving down timber prices.

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.

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