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Fungus Causes Pumpkins to Develop Mold
October 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Halloween lovers hoping to create the perfect jack-o-lantern might want to shop carefully this year because of a pumpkin fungus that has put a dent in some crops.

Monster Fossil Found in Jurassic Graveyard
October 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Scientists have found a fossil of a "Monster" fish-like reptile in a 150 million-year-old Jurassic graveyard on an Arctic island off Norway.

Greater Diversity of Life in Tropics
October 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press

As explorers investigated the world in centuries past they began pondering a puzzle called the "latitudinal diversity gradient." That's science talk for: The farther you go from the tropics, the fewer different kinds of plants and animals there are.

ENN Weekly: October 2nd - 6th
October 6, 2006 12:00 AM - ENN

ENN rounds up the most important and compelling environmental news stories of the week. In the news October 2nd - 6th: Sewage and marine life, a tropical New England, species extinction, koala contraceptive, and much more.

Expensive Stream Restoration Failures Will Diminish Our Nation’s Appetite for Restoration
October 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Michael C. Sprague, Trout Headwaters, Inc.

As one of the “old guys” in this new industry of stream restoration I’ve been preaching for years against simplistic cookbook approaches to complex ecological problems, and the need for better industry standards when it comes to assessment and monitoring.

October 2nd - 6th
October 6, 2006 12:00 AM - ENN

ENN rounds up the most important and compelling environmental news stories of the week. In the news October 2nd - 6th: Sewage and marine life, a tropical New England, species extinction, koala contraceptive, and much more.

GAO Says Bush Administration, Not Lawsuits, to Blame for Oregon Logging Losses
October 5, 2006 12:00 AM - Matthew Daly, Associated Press

A government study blamed the Bush administration, not lawsuits by environmentalists, for adding to the cost of a logging project in which the government spent $11 million to salvage less than $9 million in timber from a wildfire.

Cougars Not Extinguished in Eastern Canada
October 5, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Cougars, believed to have vanished from Eastern Canada, could just be hiding. The big wild cats, also known as pumas or mountain lions, have not been spotted in the eastern part of the country for years.

U.S. Northeast Could Warm Drastically by 2100, Study Says
October 5, 2006 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

If greenhouse gas emissions continue on their current course, Massachusetts may feel more like sultry South Carolina by century's end, researchers said Wednesday in a report on clear signs of global warming in the U.S. Northeast.

Streaming Video Records Sea Lions' Lives
October 5, 2006 12:00 AM - Mary Pemberton, Associated Press

Just call this steamy video, not streaming video. On an island in the Gulf of Alaska, cameras are providing streaming video and sound of some of the most intimate moments in the lives of endangered Steller sea lions.

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