Ecosystems

Chinese Premier Warns of Environmental Toll
April 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao has said that dust storms that whipped Beijing and northern China in recent days were a sharp reminder of the severity of the country's environmental problems.

Former Democratic Nominee Revs up Campaign -- on Global Warming
April 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Will Lester, Associated Press

Al Gore has a major campaign under way -- to change policies on global warming. The 2000 Democratic presidential nominee has hired longtime political associate Roy Neel to aid in his effort to raise awareness about global warming, a problem Gore calls "a planetary emergency."

Rabbit Restoration Effort Under Way
April 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The numbers of New England cottontail rabbits are on the decline in Maine, with only 300 of the animals remaining in a small range in the southern end of the state.

New Technology Could Help Clean Manure
April 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A new technology being promoted by Green Mountain Power and the University of Vermont might clean up manure before it's spread on farm fields, reducing the chances for air and water pollution.

Scientists Say Red Tide Encore Not Certain
April 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Andrew Ryan, Associated Press

The red tide of algae that choked the Massachusetts coast last year may not, as scientists had feared, come back year after year for a recurring summer encore.

As Massive South Korean Land Plan Nears End, Critics Cry Foul
April 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Jack Kim, Reuters

Massive earthmovers and trucks roar as they dump rocks the size of cars into the sea off South Korea's west coast in a map-altering reclamation project at the center of a bitter environmental dispute.

Study Finds Melting Sea Ice a Danger to Walruses
April 17, 2006 12:00 AM - JoAnne Allen, Reuters

Arctic researchers who discovered a surprising number of abandoned baby walruses say melting sea ice may be the culprit, according to a study in the April issue of Aquatic Mammals.

Habitat for the Red-Legged Frog Reduced
April 14, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced on Thursday that it reduced its protected habitat designation for the California red-legged frog to about 450,000 acres -- down 40 percent from its previous proposal.

Greenpeace Arctic Mission to Spotlight Polar Bears
April 14, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Two U.S. explorers plan to start a four-month summer expedition to the North Pole next month to gather information on the habitat of an animal they believe could be the first victim of global warming -- the polar bear.

In New Orleans, a Big Green Opportunity is Wasted, Environmentalists Say
April 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Cain Burdeau, Associated Press

In the rush to rebuild, this hurricane-smashed city is dumping its debris into the swamps by the truckload -- and throwing away an opportunity to turn America's costliest natural disaster into the nation's greatest recycling effort.

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