Farmers Putting Own Cash into Anti-Pollution Measures
April 3, 2006 12:00 AM -
James Hannah, Associated Press
Many farmers are putting more of their own money into anti-pollution and conservation measures -- upgrading storage tanks, building dikes and planting grass barriers to absorb and filter soil and chemicals that runoff water can carry from the farm.
Cross-Border Parks Form Havens for Biodiversity
March 31, 2006 12:00 AM - Terence Wade, Reuters
Huge nature reserves that stretch across national frontiers are being formed in Asia, South America and elsewhere, a sign that biodiversity has joined security and immigration as a border issue.
Borneo Rainforests a Treasure Trove of Rare Species
March 31, 2006 12:00 AM - Diyan Jari and Reuben Carder, Reuters
Some conservationists believe Borneo could be the next "Lost World" after the recent discovery of a host of butterflies, birds and frogs in another Indonesian jungle on the island of New Guinea.
Wetlands Reverse Long Decline -- If Golf Course Ponds Count
March 31, 2006 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press
More people building ponds for golf courses and subdivisions or to retain stormwater and wastewater helped create the nation's first net gain in wetlands in a half-century of government record-keeping.
Caribbean Coral Suffers Record Bleaching, Death
March 31, 2006 12:00 AM - Seth Borenstein, Associated Press
A one-two punch of bleaching from record hot water followed by disease has killed ancient and delicate coral in the biggest loss of reefs scientists have ever seen in Caribbean waters.
Snail Slows Down Pace of New Zealand Coal Mine
March 30, 2006 12:00 AM - Terry Wade, Reuters
In the latest battle between big business and biodiversity, the fate of a unique small, brown snail that lives in a place called Happy Valley on the west coast of New Zealand hangs in the balance.
For Some Fish, Lack of Oxygen in Water Can Mean Way Too Many Males
March 30, 2006 12:00 AM - Seth Borenstein, Associated Press
Dead zones -- oxygen-starved patches of ocean -- may be turning normal breeding grounds into the equivalent of male-dominated locker rooms for fish.
California Condors Spotted Nesting in Big Sur
March 30, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press
For the first time in more than 100 years, California condors were spotted nesting in the northern part of the state, scientists said.
Developing Nations Look for New Ways to Fund Environmental Protection
March 30, 2006 12:00 AM - Michael Astor, Associated Press
Urgent steps are needed to save the world's ecosystems from destruction, nearly 100 cabinet ministers agreed at a U.N.-sponsored environmental conference. But the question remained: Who will pay for it?
China at Heart of Illegal Timber Trade Greenpeace Says
March 29, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters
China lies at the heart of a global trade plundering endangered rainforests in Southeast Asia to supply Europe and the United States, the environmental group Greenpeace said in a report issued in Beijing.