Subtropic Warming Could Mean Bigger Deserts, Study Shows
May 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

Earth's atmosphere is warming faster over the subtropics than anywhere else, which could mean bigger deserts and more drought from Africa to Australia to the Middle East, researchers said Thursday.

China Struggles to Stop Its Largest Lake Shrinking
May 25, 2006 12:00 AM - Ben Blanchard, Reuters

Lake Qinghai, holy to ethnic Tibetans, is shrinking, hit by declining rainfall and desertification partly caused by overgrazing. Some also blame global warming.

Sand Can Be Polluted Even with Clean Water
May 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Beach sand can be teeming with bacteria even when the ocean water is clean, according to a study released on Tuesday.

China Rare-Tiger Center Expects 100 Births
May 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

More than 100 Siberian tigers, one of the rarest animals, are expected to be born this year at a breeding center in China's northeast, an official said Monday.

Tribe Seeks Greater Freedom to Kill Eagles
May 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The Northern Arapaho Tribe and a man accused of shooting a bald eagle on the Wind River Indian Reservation say the federal government should make it easier for American Indians to apply to kill bald eagles for use in religious ceremonies.

Report Says Ozone Hole May Disappear by 2050
May 22, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The ozone hole over the Antarctic is likely to begin contracting in the future and may disappear by 2050 because of a reduction in the release of chlorofluorocarbons and other ozone-depleting gases, according to a team of Japanese scientists.

Gore in Movie Campaign to Protect Earth
May 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Thomas Ferraro, Reuters

Al Gore brushes aside talk of another run for the U.S. presidency and wages a new campaign to protect the Earth that he says must be won.

Climate Expert to Lead Talks on Extending Kyoto Deal
May 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

A U.N. conference picked a veteran Maltese climate expert on Wednesday to lead talks about how to overcome deep policy splits on global warming and extend the U.N.'s Kyoto Protocol beyond 2012.

House Approves Bill to Speed Logging in Burned Forests
May 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Matthew Daly, Associated Press

The House on Wednesday approved a bill to speed up the logging of burned forests and planting of new trees after storms and wildfires.

India Eyes Chinese Help to Protect Tigers
May 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Krittivas Mukherjee, Reuters

Chinese help is critical to protect India's tiger population and Beijing needs to curb the market for big cat skins and body parts, a leading Indian conservation official said on Wednesday.

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