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BLM Proposes Wild Horse Birth Control
April 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Becky Bohrer, Associated Press

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management, concerned about deteriorating conditions at the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range, is proposing the use of birth control over the next five years to limit herd growth.

South of New Orleans, a People Fight to Keep Their Land
April 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Cain Burdeau, Associated Press

Way beyond the jazz halls of New Orleans, the hardworking fishermen and oil workers on the sparsely populated banks of the Mississippi River are wondering why the federal government is talking about surrendering their land to Mother Nature.

EU Official Says Romania Making Progress in Environment Protection
April 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The European Union's environment commissioner said Tuesday that Romania was making progress in meeting EU rules, but warned the prospective EU member nation that it needs to urgently improve waste management.

Effects of Climate Change on Arctic Observed
April 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press

It's becoming harder to find the right snow to build an igloo, and melting permafrost is turning land into mud. With climate change the nature of the Arctic is changing, too, in ways that worry the people who live there.

Cameras Banned From Carlsbad Caverns
April 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The bats flying from Carlsbad Caverns National Park each evening will no longer have to face the cameras -- the park has banned photography because people kept using flash against the rules.

New Eagle Forces Eagle Dad to Neglect Nest
April 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Kasey Jones, Associated Press

George the bald eagle, apparently cowed by a female eagle that seriously injured his mate and the mother of his clutch, is neglecting the nest to take up with the interloper, an environmental official said Monday.

Big Oil Makes Big Push in On-Campus Recruiting
April 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Justin Pope, Associated Press

University of Texas senior Thuan Phan switched majors from computer science to geological sciences, figuring the field trips would make it more fun. Now his degree turns out to be lucrative, too.

Scientists Breed Rice to Defy Climate Change
April 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Dolly Aglay, Reuters

Scientists are developing new flood and drought-prone rice varieties to combat the threat of global warming to Asia's food staple but more work is needed, the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) said.

Seventy Pacific Region Species to Be Reviewed
April 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Nicholas K. Geranios, Associated Press

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will review the status of 70 animals and plants to determine if they still need protection under the federal Endangered Species Act, the agency said Tuesday.

Everglades Headwaters to Reclaim Original Path with Restoration Project
April 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Brian Skoloff, Associated Press

State water managers have acquired about 103,000 acres of land as part of a plan to reflood 43 miles of the Kissimmee River bed, allowing the water to reclaim its original meandering path toward Lake Okeechobee and on into the Everglades.

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