Ecosystems

For Some Fish, Lack of Oxygen in Water Can Mean Way Too Many Males
March 30, 2006 12:00 AM - Seth Borenstein, Associated Press

Dead zones -- oxygen-starved patches of ocean -- may be turning normal breeding grounds into the equivalent of male-dominated locker rooms for fish.

California Condors Spotted Nesting in Big Sur
March 30, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

For the first time in more than 100 years, California condors were spotted nesting in the northern part of the state, scientists said.

Developing Nations Look for New Ways to Fund Environmental Protection
March 30, 2006 12:00 AM - Michael Astor, Associated Press

Urgent steps are needed to save the world's ecosystems from destruction, nearly 100 cabinet ministers agreed at a U.N.-sponsored environmental conference. But the question remained: Who will pay for it?

China at Heart of Illegal Timber Trade Greenpeace Says
March 29, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

China lies at the heart of a global trade plundering endangered rainforests in Southeast Asia to supply Europe and the United States, the environmental group Greenpeace said in a report issued in Beijing.

Forest Service Looking beyond Timber Sales for Revenues
March 29, 2006 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

The lure of money is shaping the nation's 155 national forests: more advertising, more fees, more roads to draw timber sales and lumber mill jobs.

Island Nation Creates Third Largest Marine Park
March 29, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

A tiny island nation in the Pacific Ocean has created the world's third-largest marine reserve, as global efforts to preserve biodiversity widen to include everything from insects to fish to forests.

The Mount Hood Meltdown
March 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Michael Milstein, The Oregonian

The seven largest of Mount Hood's 11 glaciers have already shrunk an average of 34 percent since the beginning of the last century, according to calculations by Keith Jackson, a Portland State University graduate student.

In Norway, Break the Law and Live by a Beach
March 28, 2006 12:00 AM - James Kilner, Reuters

The Web site reads like an advertisement for a vacation home. "Is Bastoy the place for you?" it asks next to photographs of a sunset sparkling off the tranquil waters of the Oslo fjord and horses pulling sleighs over packed snow.

Brazil Expands Amazon Protection as Global Environmental Conference Starts
March 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Michael Astor, Associated Press

Brazil announced plans to expand protection of the Amazon rain forest, and its president on Monday called on wealthy nations to do more to protect the environment.

Developers Encouraged to Turn to Experts to Restore Wetlands
March 28, 2006 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

The Bush administration is encouraging developers who destroy wetlands or streams and are required to replace them to pay other businesses to do the work.

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