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Border Patrol Horses Get Special Feed that Helps Protect Desert Ecosystem
June 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Arthur H. Rotstein, Associated Press
Horses are crucial to the U.S. Border Patrol's enforcement efforts, especially in remote and rugged terrain. But what goes into the animals also comes out. And their droppings if they're eating hay can introduce alfalfa and unfamiliar weeds into the environmentally sensitive desert.
Coalition Urges UN Curbs on Harmful Ocean Sounds
June 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters
An environmental coalition urged the United Nations Wednesday to take steps to protect whales, dolphins and other marine life from the powerful sound waves used in oil and gas exploration and by the world's navies to navigate and detect submarines.
U.S. Proposes Allowing Fish Farming up to 200 Miles off Coasts
June 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press
The Bush administration, seeking to tap into one of the world's fastest-growing food industries, wants to allow fish farming up to 200 miles off the nation's coasts. Citing pilot projects off New Hampshire, Hawaii and Puerto Rico, the administration said Tuesday it was sending a bill to Congress to establish regulations for fish farming, known as aquaculture.
Families to Donate Land to Park District
June 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Denis Cuff, Contra Costa Times
Weston Cook wanted to leave the city behind and build a country home with plenty of elbow room for his children to roam. He and four other families bought 216 acres south of Brentwood five years ago, but hit a wall of opposition as conservationists and wildlife regulators balked at letting five homes sprawl over so much prime habitat for rare frogs, salamanders and other grassland survivors.
World Scientists Say Humans Causing Global Warming
June 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Jeremy Lovell, Reuters
Scientists, including from the United States and China, threw down the gauntlet to world leaders on Tuesday saying mankind was the major source of global warming and urging action, one month ahead of a G8 summit.
Borneo Lowland Forests Face Extinction
June 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters
The lowland tropical rain forests in Indonesian Borneo could disappear in five years due to rampant logging and forest fires, endangering the survival of many exotic species, an international conservation group said on Tuesday.
Scientists, Politicians Gather in Sweden to Discuss Antarctic Environment
June 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Tommy Grandell, Associated Press
More than 300 scientists, experts and government representatives gathered in Stockholm on Monday to discuss the environmental issues facing the South Pole, and the effects global warming and increased tourism may have on the icy continent.`
Groups Seek More Protection for Shorebird
June 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Angela Delli Santi, Associated Press
Environmentalists on Tuesday will urge the governors of New Jersey and Delaware to enforce strong new protections for a migratory shorebird threatened with extinction.
Rattlesnakes Thrive in Iowa Prairie
June 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Chuck Schoffner, Associated Press
While some treat snakes with revulsion, the Nature Conservancy has nothing but respect for the prairie rattlesnakes that slither through the tall grasses just south of town.
Permafrost May Be Shrinking Arctic Lakes
June 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Dan Joling, Associated Press
Arctic lakes are shrinking, and melting permafrost brought on by higher temperatures may be the reason, according to a research paper.