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Chesapeake Bay Underwater Grasses Rebound
May 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press

Underwater grasses in the Chesapeake Bay were more plentiful again last year, with the important habitat-providing plants now covering about double the acreage they did when the survey began in 1984.

Giant Dams on Great Untamed River Spark Fears of Human Rights Abuses, Ecological Harm
May 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Denis D. Gray, Associated Press

They prayed separately but then joined together, Buddhist and Christian villagers, in vowing to fight the damming of their great untamed river which they fear will not only flood their native lands but draw violence, forced labor and relocation at gunpoint.

Drug Trade, Land Grabs Threaten Guatemala Rainforest
May 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Mica Rosenberg, Reuters

The ancient Mayans abandoned their monumental cities in Central America's jungles over a thousand years ago, and many blame their civilization's collapse on massive deforestation.

U.S. House Votes for Oil Drilling in Alaska Refuge
May 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Chris Baltimore, Reuters

The U.S. House of Representatives Thursday approved a plan to allow oil drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Report Says Tropical Timber is Better Protected, Not Safe
May 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Jeremy Lovell, Reuters

Developing nations have got far better at protecting rain forests over the past two decades but are a long way short of doing enough to save the crucial global resource, a new report said on Thursday.

Southeast Asia Plans Wildlife Crime-Busting Units
May 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Darren Schuettler, Reuters

Special wildlife crime-busting units will form the core of Southeast Asia's first coordinated effort against the multi-billion-dollar illegal trade in animals and plants, officials said on Thursday.

Subtropic Warming Could Mean Bigger Deserts, Study Shows
May 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

Earth's atmosphere is warming faster over the subtropics than anywhere else, which could mean bigger deserts and more drought from Africa to Australia to the Middle East, researchers said Thursday.

ENN Weekly: May 22nd - 26th
May 26, 2006 12:00 AM - ENN

ENN rounds up the most important and compelling environmental news stories of the week. In the news May 22nd - 26th: Drilling in the ANWR, wildlife crime-busters, beachgoers at risk, Bush backs nukes, and much more.

India Bans Drug Threatening to Wipe out Vultures
May 25, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

India has banned the production and sale of an anti-inflammatory drug used in cattle that is poisoning the country's vultures one step up the food chain.

Mexican Artisans Turn Trash into Fashion, Send Candy Wrapper Purses Globally
May 25, 2006 12:00 AM - Lisa J. Adams, Associated Press

Empty candy wrappers, potato chip bags and cookie packages that once littered roads and filled Mexican dumps are now making fashion statements in New York, Los Angeles and Tokyo.

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