Philippines Monitors Wetlands for Bird Flu Entry
October 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Manny Mogato, Reuters

The Philippines has stepped up surveillance of 55 wetlands across the country to try to prevent the entry of the deadly avian influenza virus through migratory birds, officials said on Thursday.

Half of Coral Reefs Could Be Destroyed
October 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Nearly half of the world's coral reefs may be lost in the next 40 years unless urgent measures are taken to protect them against the threat of climate change, according to a new report released Tuesday by the World Conservation Union.

Brazilian Police Arrest Dozens Accused of Forging Permits To Transport Amazon Lumber
October 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Brazilian federal police on Wednesday arrested at least 43 people accused of forging and selling permits for the transport of tens of millions of dollars (Euros) worth of illegally cut lumber, authorities said.

House Moves Toward Easing Offshore Drilling Ban, Opening Alaska Refuge
October 27, 2005 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press

A House committee on Wednesday approved a measure that would clear the way for oil and gas drilling in currently off-limits coastal waters and an Alaska wildlife refuge.

Rare Wetland Raises Restoration Hopes
October 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Lee Bloomquist, Duluth News-Tribune

A vegetable farm once owned by frozen-foods entrepreneur Jeno Paulucci is becoming the only wetland bank of its kind in the nation.

Timber Traded for Improved Habitat
October 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Jim Kadera, The Oregonian

The Mount Hood National Forest awarded its first stewardship contract -- trading timber for forest improvements -- to a Carson, Wash., plywood veneer manufacturer.

Galapagos Volcano Erupts for Third Day
October 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Gonzalo Solano, Associated Press

A volcano on the largest of the Galapagos Islands erupted for the third straight day Tuesday, but experts said it didn't threaten villagers on the island or the super-sized tortoises that gave the remote archipelago its name.

Scientists Draft Blueprint To Protect World Oceans
October 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Michael Byrnes, Reuters

International scientists are mapping out a plan for a network of marine parks to save the world's oceans from fish stock depletion and growing pollution.

Expert Says Conservationists, Chesapeake Bay Farmers Must Work Together
October 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Nancy Hernandez, Frederick News-Post

Farmers often have been blamed for causing the Chesapeake Bay's pollution problems, but one environmental group says the bay can't survive without farmers.

Canoe Expedition Cleans Up Hurricane Debris from Louisiana Bayou
October 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press

The dragonflies skimming the tea-colored water and the blackbirds in the marsh grasses looked at home along Cane Bayou and the Lake Pontchartrain shore. But canoeing through the waterways Sunday, it was hard not to notice the truck tires, wine bottles and other urban debris left scattered in the shallow water and along the shoreline by Hurricane Katrina.

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