Ecosystems

Panel Sees Growing Threat in Melting Arctic
August 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press

The rate of ice melting in the Arctic is increasing and a panel of researchers says it sees no natural process that is likely to change that trend. Within a century the melting could lead to summertime ice-free ocean conditions not seen in the area in a million years, the group said Tuesday.

Survey Confirms Sea Squirts in Maine
August 23, 2005 12:00 AM - David Sharp, Associated Press

A survey of Cobscook Bay has uncovered the presence of sea squirts, an invasive species that scientists fear could overwhelm valuable shellfish beds and alter the marine ecosystem, researchers said Monday.

From Landfills to Sludge Fields, Tour Showcases Garbage
August 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Anna Johnson, Associated Press

Smelly sludge sewage fields and landfills aren't the usual stuff of sightseeing tours in a city that likes to show off its architecture and lakefront parks.

U.S. Conservationist Fulfills His Chilean Dream
August 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Fiona Ortiz, Reuters

He spent more than $30 million and wrangled with the Chilean government and public for eight years, but a former American clothing magnate turned conservationist has now realized his dream of turning his vast lands in southern Chile into a nature sanctuary.

Patagonia Seeks To Recycle Used Capilene Products into New Clothing
August 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Jim McLain, Ventura County Star

Patagonia Inc., the Ventura, California outdoor gear and apparel manufacturer known for its support of environmental causes, is asking customers to return some worn-out cold-weather underwear products so the fiber can be renewed and made into new long underwear.

African Leaders, Experts Try To Head Off Looming Fish Supply Crisis
August 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Dulue Mbachu, Associated Press

The quantity of fish available per person worldwide grew during the last two decades but declined in Africa, raising concerns about how to guarantee supplies of a main source of protein for a hungry continent.

Parasite Preying on Shrimp in Oregon
August 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Biologists are concerned about a non-native parasite that's preying on mud shrimp up and down the Oregon Coast's estuaries, potentially playing havoc with sensitive ecosystems.

Ship Zones Recommended to Help Whales
August 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Scientists are recommending speed zones for ship traffic as one way to help to help the endangered North Atlantic right whale population. Whale experts studying the right whale in the Bay of Fundy this summer said that while there are more calves than usual, too many of the slow-moving leviathans are being killed in ship collisions.

World Health Organization Says Dirty Air a Regular Killer in Asia
August 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Margie Mason, Associated Press

A smoky haze that shrouded parts of Southeast Asia this month, forcing schools and businesses to close, is just one element of an air pollution problem that kills hundreds of thousands of people in the region annually, the World Health Organization said.

Scientists Try to Save Rare and Randy Warbler
August 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Europe's rarest songbird is facing extinction, despite being the most promiscuous and energetic lover in the avian world, and concerned scientists are looking urgently for ways to save it.

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