Ecosystems

Borneo Lowland Forests Face Extinction
June 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

The lowland tropical rain forests in Indonesian Borneo could disappear in five years due to rampant logging and forest fires, endangering the survival of many exotic species, an international conservation group said on Tuesday.

Scientists, Politicians Gather in Sweden to Discuss Antarctic Environment
June 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Tommy Grandell, Associated Press

More than 300 scientists, experts and government representatives gathered in Stockholm on Monday to discuss the environmental issues facing the South Pole, and the effects global warming and increased tourism may have on the icy continent.`

Groups Seek More Protection for Shorebird
June 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Angela Delli Santi, Associated Press

Environmentalists on Tuesday will urge the governors of New Jersey and Delaware to enforce strong new protections for a migratory shorebird threatened with extinction.

Rattlesnakes Thrive in Iowa Prairie
June 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Chuck Schoffner, Associated Press

While some treat snakes with revulsion, the Nature Conservancy has nothing but respect for the prairie rattlesnakes that slither through the tall grasses just south of town.

Permafrost May Be Shrinking Arctic Lakes
June 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Dan Joling, Associated Press

Arctic lakes are shrinking, and melting permafrost brought on by higher temperatures may be the reason, according to a research paper.

Study Looks at Yellowstone Roads, Bison
June 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Becky Bohrer, Associated Press

Roads groomed for snowmobiles and snowcoaches in Yellowstone National Park are not the key factor influencing bison distribution and numbers in the park, a researcher said.

New Logging Permits Banned in Amazon State with Rampant Deforestation
June 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Alan Clendenning, Associated Press

New logging permits were suspended Friday in a huge Amazon state where the rain forest is being cleared at an ever increasing rate, a day after police launched a crackdown on official corruption.

Britain Promises to Make G-8 Summit Environmentally Friendly
June 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Emily Winter, Associated Press

World leaders gathering for a summit of the G-8 group of wealthy nations in Scotland next month will do so without contributing to global warming, Britain's government promised.

State Collects Stamp Fees to Boost Sportfishing, but Keeps Funds on the Hook
June 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Andrew Lepage, The Sacramento Bee

California has reeled in more than $2.5 million over the past year and a half from the $5 stamps anglers must buy to fish in the Delta and Sacramento Valley rivers -- a pot of money that's supposed to boost sportfishing.

Red Tide Continues Southward Expansion
June 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Jay Lindsay, Associated Press

One of New England's worst "red tides" in decades continued its southward expansion this week, rounding Cape Cod and forcing the closure of some of the region's most prolific shellfish beds.

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