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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.

Scientists Find Cache of Dodo Bird Bones
December 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Toby Sterling, Associated Press

Scientists said they likely have found a complete skeleton of the long-extinct Dodo bird. The last recorded sighting of a live bird was in 1663.

China Dumps Chemicals To Try To Clean Toxic River
December 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

China is dumping chemicals into a southern river to try to neutralise a toxic spill and contain the second environmental disaster to hit the country in as many months.

Mexico's Snowy 'Smoking Mountain' Spits Ash, Rocks
December 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Mexico's giant Popocatepetl volcano threw up an ash column almost 2 miles high and spat glowing rocks down its snow-clad slopes Sunday, but nearby towns were not affected.

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