Ecosystems

U.S. House May Link Higher Gas Mileage, Oil Drilling
July 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Tom Doggett, Reuters

The House could accept a Senate proposal to boost vehicle mileage requirements as part of legislation to open more offshore areas to oil and natural gas drilling, a key House lawmaker said Tuesday.

House Approves Wilderness Bills
July 25, 2006 12:00 AM - Matthew Daly, Associated Press

The House approved a series of bills Monday to protect national forest land in the West, including the designation of new wilderness areas in three Western states.

Last Bald Eagle Released in Vermont Program
July 25, 2006 12:00 AM - Wilson Ring, Associated Press

The last bald eagle that was part of a program to bring the national symbol back to Vermont was set free Monday when the doors of the box where it had lived for the last two months were opened by biologists.

Study Bolsters Protecting Jumping Mouse
July 24, 2006 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

A tiny mouse vying for survival in the Rocky Mountains may have gained an upper hand over Western developers.

Warmer Waters Disrupt Pacific Food Chain
July 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Marcus Wohlsen, Associated Press

The steep decline of one bird species for the second straight year has rekindled scientists' fears that global warming could be undermining the coastal food supply, threatening not just the Farallones but entire marine ecosystems.

Former Soviet Leader Gorbachev Urges Australia, U.S. to Sign Kyoto Protocol
July 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev on Friday urged the United States and Australia to sign the Kyoto Protocol on global warming, saying the world's "reservoir of life" was rapidly shrinking.

Global Warming Disputes Heat Up Congress
July 21, 2006 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

As a heat wave baked the capital, global warming dominated a number of conversations in and around the government Thursday.

Scientists Map Submerged Sand Dunes Off San Francisco
July 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

More than 2 square miles of some of the world's largest underwater sand dunes were mapped in the Pacific Ocean off the San Francisco coast as part of a study to help researchers better understand beach erosion.

Louisiana Governor Sues Federal Agency over Offshore Environmental Damage
July 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Doug Simpson, Associated Press

Gov. Kathleen Blanco sued the federal government on Thursday in an effort to increase Louisiana's cut of the federal royalties generated by oil production off the state's coast.

Engineers to Build Everglades Reservoir
July 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Brian Skoloff, Associated Press

Engineers next month will begin building one of the world's largest manmade reservoirs -- the size of a small city -- as efforts continue to restore natural water flow to the Everglades.

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