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Study Finds Climate Change May Melt Permafrost
December 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Climate change could melt the top 11 feet of Alaska permafrost by the end of the century, according to a new study.

Defiant British Foxhunters Take to the Field
December 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Peter Graff, Reuters

British hunters galloped through fields and forests on the year's biggest hunting day on Monday in a show of defiance at a newly introduced ban on the age-old custom of killing foxes with packs of dogs.

Environmental Security in a Post-Tsunami World -- A Guest Commentary
December 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Chris Haila, WWF

Climate change is perhaps one of the greatest threats to our survival. Many governments, unfortunately, are reluctant to come to grips with the global climatic changes we are facing.

British Biologist Uses Carbon Trading To Grow Forests
December 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Clarence Fernandez, Reuters

British biologist Ian Swingland took up the idea of trading commodities to fund afforestation programs after he witnessed the devastation caused by logging in the Malaysian rainforests of Borneo in 1998.

Gulf Hurricanes Triple Requests for Rigs-to-Reefs
December 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Damage to offshore oil and gas platforms from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita has tripled the number of requests to converts rigs into artificial reefs in the Gulf of Mexico.

Environmental Security in a Post-Tsunami World
December 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Chris Hails, WWF

(By Dr. Chris Hails) Climate change is perhaps one of the greatest threats to our survival. Many governments, unfortunately, are reluctant to come to grips with the global climatic changes we are facing.

Scientists Target Tree-Killing Beetle
December 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Carrie Spencer Ghose, Associated Press

The emerald ash borer, an Asian beetle that has been 100 percent fatal to North American ash trees since its arrival about 10 years ago, likely made its way here in a shipping pallet.

Alaska Researchers Study Reindeer Biology
December 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Rachel D'Oro, Associated Press

Milan Shipka is studying the reproductive biology of reindeer throughout their 215-day gestation, with the goal of improving management of the animals as livestock.

Residents of Russian City Shun Tap Water as Chemical Slick Flows By
December 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Yuras Karmanau, Associated Press

Anna Kurzhitskaya went to Christmas Eve Mass on Saturday to pray for protection from the Chinese chemical spill flowing past Khabarovsk in Russia's Far East.

Damaged New Orleans Goes to Dogs for Therapy
December 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Russell McCulley, Reuters

Volunteers from Hope Animal-Assisted Crisis Recovery arrived in New Orleans this week with a dozen therapy dogs and have been making the rounds at FEMA disaster recovery centers.

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