More Than 100 Forest Fires Rage in Northwest Spain
August 9, 2006 12:00 AM - Harold Heckle, Associated Press

Emergency services were fighting 110 forest fires on Wednesday in wooded areas of northwest Spain, many started deliberately, officials said. The fires have charred around 10,000 hectares of forest and scrubland

Environmentalists Say Logging Companies Committing Rights Abuses
August 8, 2006 12:00 AM - Michael Casey, Associated Press

Multinational logging companies operating in Papua New Guinea are involved in widespread human rights abuses, political corruption and the brutal suppression of workers, environmentalists alleged Monday.

Manure, Buses Seen Helping Curb Global Warming
August 8, 2006 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Manure and buses are among promising areas for investment under a U.N. project in the Third World aimed at combating global warming, a senior U.N. official said on Monday.

Scientists Say Warming Triggers Dead Zone
August 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Jeff Barnard, Associated Press

Bottom fish and crabs washing up dead on Oregon beaches are being killed by a recurring "dead zone" of low-oxygen water that is larger than in previous years and may be triggered by global warming, scientists said.

Tsunami Boosts Illegal Indonesia Logging
August 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Michael Casey, Associated Press

The rebels of Aceh are trading their guns for chain saws and cashing in on a logging binge that is jeopardizing the future of the world's third largest tropical forest reserves.

Despite Opposition, Greens Push for Restoration of Yosemite Valley
August 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Terence Chea, Associated Press

With its soaring granite walls and spouting waterfalls, Yosemite's Hetch Hetchy Valley was described by conservationist John Muir as "a grand landscape garden, one of Nature's rarest and most precious mountain temples."

Sea Urchins Dying Off California Coast
August 4, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Hundreds of dead or dying purple sea urchins have washed up into tide pools at a Southern California marine refuge center in recent days, but no one is certain what is killing them.

Michigan Island Steeps in Sewage Dispute
August 3, 2006 12:00 AM - Poornima Gupta, Reuters

The beaches of northern Michigan's Sugar Island are suddenly not so sweet. Residents of the normally pristine retreat are confronting an unexpected crisis: a surge of raw sewage, including human waste, condoms and used syringes.

New Group to Try to Solve Aspen Mystery
August 3, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A working group has been formed in southeastern Idaho to find out why aspen trees are disappearing. According to Fish and Game, aspen numbers in eastern Idaho have declined 65 percent in the past century.

Senate Approves More Offshore Drilling in Gulf, Sets up Confrontation with House
August 2, 2006 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press

The Senate voted Tuesday to open 8.3 million acres of federal waters in the central Gulf of Mexico to oil and gas drilling, setting up a confrontation with the House which wants even more drilling in waters now off-limits.

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