Ecosystems

Bahrain Adds Sea Horse-Shaped Island to Odd Collection of Manmade Gulf Archipelago
May 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Adnan Malik, Associated Press

Man-made islands shaped like palm trees and a map of the world are already rising above the turquoise Persian Gulf, and Bahrain said Wednesday it wants to join the craze by building an island of its own -- in the shape of a sea horse.

Backpackers Flock to Rebuild Thai Party Island
May 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Bill Tarrant, Reuters

Two young British men sit shirtless on a Phi Phi beach, wearing surfer shorts, leather thong necklaces and Indian bracelets -- an iconic image of one of the great party-hard destinations on the hippie-backpacker trail.

EarthNews Radio: Cheetahs in Danger
May 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

Cheetahs are a unique and beautiful creature, one which we are in real danger of losing to extinction.

Developers Going out on a Limb for Trees
May 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Jessica Vanegeren, The Post and Courier, Charleston, S.C.

It may be rare for developers to chop money-making housing units out of a plan, but that's what owners of 244 acres off Bees Ferry Road in West Ashley have done during the past year. The reason? To save trees.

Ohio Officials Hope Chestnut Trees Revive
May 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Several hundred blight-resistant chestnut trees have been planted in Ohio in hopes of restoring a tree that is nearly extinct. State officials hope that thousands of acres of abandoned strip-mine land will serve as fertile ground for the tree's rebirth.

Federal Judge Says California Antismog Agency May Enforce Rules on Public Vehicles
May 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A federal judge has ruled that a Southern California clean-air agency may impose its antismog rules on city buses, waste haulers and other public fleet vehicles.

Report Says British Flora Faces Extinction
May 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Cara New, Associated Press

Fewer British fields are bursting into yellow each summer, with 20 percent of native flora species declining at rates that put them at risk of extinction.

Yellowstone Rated High for Eruption Threat
May 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The Yellowstone caldera has been classified a high threat for volcanic eruption, according to a report from the U.S. Geological Survey.

As Pace of Logging Picks up, Some in North Woods are Alarmed
May 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Katharine Webster, Associated Press

Logging trucks often outnumber cars on the roads between the Canadian border and this city built around paper, pulp and lumber mills. But some North Country residents worry the trucks will be gone in a generation, along with the working forest and the mills, because of indiscriminate logging and creeping development.

University Initiative Urges Students Not to Dump Usable Items
May 6, 2005 12:00 AM - David Winters, Watertown Daily Times

Anna N. Larson noticed her freshman year that St. Lawrence University students were leaving overflowing trash bins, frequently discarding usable items in their rush to leave campus.

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