Ecosystems

Coral Reef Ecosystem May Fight Illnesses
June 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Biomedical researchers who dove down nearly 3,000 feet to search a newly-discovered coral reef found treasures they say may help doctors fight cancer, Alzheimer's disease and other illnesses.

Environmentalists Ask Judge to Stop Logging in Burned-over Section of National Forest
June 15, 2006 12:00 AM - Jeff Barnard, Associated Press

Environmentalists asked a federal judge Wednesday to temporarily block logging in a remote, burned-over section of a national forest that was purchased last week in the first such sale since the Bush administration eased logging restrictions.

Scientists Urge G8 Not to Ignore Global Warming
June 15, 2006 12:00 AM - Jeremy Lovell, Reuters

World leaders must not allow concern for energy security to distract them from taking promised action on global warming, top world scientists said on Wednesday.

Northwest Hawaiian Islands to Get Monument Status
June 15, 2006 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

The Northwestern Hawaiian Islands -- remnants of extinct submerged volcanoes far from Waikiki -- will become a vast U.S. national monument and nature sanctuary, a senior administration official said Wednesday.

Japanese No Longer Like Whale Meat, Anti-Whalers Claim
June 14, 2006 12:00 AM - George Nishiyama, Reuters

The Japanese public no longer likes eating whale meat and Tokyo's argument that whaling should be maintained to meet consumer demand is a fabrication, a conservationist group said on Tuesday.

Scientists Launch Project to Save Caspian Beluga
June 14, 2006 12:00 AM - Bagila Bukharbayeva, Associated Press

Three men struggle to lift a squirming, nearly 2-meter (6.5 foot) gray fish with a pointy nose and distinctive jagged spine and spill it into the green waters of the Caspian Sea.

Beijing Orders a Day without Cars, Elevators, Air Conditioning for Civil Servants
June 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The Chinese government has ordered civil servants to do without cars, elevators and air conditioning on Tuesday as part of an energy-saving awareness campaign, state media said.

Gore to Train 1,000 to Spread Word about Climate
June 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Timothy Gardner, Reuters

Al Gore hopes to train 1,000 messengers he hopes will spread out across the country and present a slide show about global warming that captures the essence of his Hollywood documentary and book.

Gypsy Moth Invasion Ruining N.J. Forests
June 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

An invasion of gypsy moths has been destroying thousands of acres of New Jersey forests in the span of a month, setting the state up for its worst outbreak since the caterpillars defoliated 140,000 acres in 2001.

Forest Service Auctions Timber from Burned-Over Section of National Forest
June 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Jeff Barnard, Associated Press

To the dismay of environmentalists, the U.S. Forest Service auctioned off timber from a remote, burned-over section of a national forest Friday in the first such sale since the Bush administration eased logging restrictions.

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