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.

Birdwatching Tourism Ready for Take-Off in Eritrea
July 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Ed Harris, Reuters

Eritrea's diversity of forest, desert, mountain, and beach -- lying between 1,396 miles of Red Sea coastline and mountains thousands of feet high -- provide a rich variety for birdlife, experts say.

Hungary PM Declines Greenpeace Offer of Land
July 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Hungary's prime minister has declined an offer by an environmental group of one square metre (10 sq ft) of land in neighbouring Romania to entice him into joining protests against an open-cast gold mine in the area.

Scientists Want Global Body to Conserve Biodiversity
July 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Patricia Reaney, Reuters

Scientists warned on Wednesday that the world is on the brink of a major biodiversity crisis and called for the creation of an international body to advise governments on how to protect the planet's ecosystems.

Falcons Get Glimpse of New Texas Habitat
July 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press

After living in cardboard U-Haul boxes for two days, 28 endangered North American aplomado falcons got a glimpse of their new home in the rugged West Texas desert Tuesday.

Volunteers Pluck Eight Million Pounds of Trash from Beaches Worldwide
July 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Brian Skoloff, Associated Press

Cigarettes and their filters topped the list of trash items culled from beaches worldwide during last year's annual international coastal cleanup, according to a report.

Endangered Flowers Trigger Fight over California Housing Development
July 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Terence Chea, Associated Press

Did someone in this wine country town illegally plant an endangered flower to sabotage a proposed housing development? That is the question at the center of a quarrel folks here have dubbed "Foamgate."

Greenland Opens New Round of Concessions for Oil Exploration in Fragile Arctic
July 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press

Several of the world's largest oil companies hope to tap into possible offshore oil and gas reserves as Greenland opened a new round of concessions Tuesday for exploration licenses in the fragile Arctic region.

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