Ecosystems

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.

Trout Unlimited Advocates Renewal of Mine Cleanup Fund
May 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Ken Ward Jr., The Charleston Gazette

The national conservation group Trout Unlimited on Tuesday urged Congress to approve a long-term extension of the tax that funds the cleanup of abandoned coal mines.

Poll Finds Brazilians Fear Riches May Spark Invasion
May 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Axel Bugge, Reuters

As many as three out of four Brazilians believe a foreign country could invade Brazil to take control of its vast natural resources, according to an opinion poll commissioned by an animal rights group.

Park Closes Lake to Protect Rare Mollusk
May 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Officials have closed one of the park's lakes to swimming in order to protect a small, rare mollusk living there. Biologists say the Rocky Mountain capshell limpet needs the protection in Lost Lake, one of only 17 known homes to the limpet, because swimmers could too easily crush the small creatures.

Environmental Groups Say Removing Burned Trees from Montana Forest Could Harm Grizzly Bears
May 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Susan Gallagher, Associated Press

Removing trees burned during fires in a national forest could harm grizzly bears in one of the few states where they live outside Alaska, two environmental groups claim in a lawsuit.

Early Alaska Wildfire Sparks Fears of Tough Season
May 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Yereth Rosen, Reuters

Alaska's wildfire season got off to an early start this year with more than 4,800 acres of spruce forest ablaze Tuesday, and authorities warned low water levels and high temperatures could mean a tough fire season ahead for the western United States.

Wild Pigs Killed to Save Santa Cruz Fox
May 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press

Norm Macdonald rises each morning with the sun, grabs his .223-caliber rifle and slips into the passenger seat of a tiny, doorless helicopter for another day of shooting pigs.

Albatross Migration Attracts Celebrities, Punters
May 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

With electronic jockeys on board and carrying the hopes of celebrity owners and punters from around the world, 17 unlikely athletes have taken off in an endurance race deemed by some as the toughest in the world.

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