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Art Exhibit Attempts to Chronicle 'New Gold Rush'
February 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Becky Bohrer, Associated Press

The images are stark -- mazes of new, dusty roads on the open range, growing pools of groundwater and the faces of folks affected, for better or worse, by the coal-bed methane boom in Wyoming's Powder River Basin.

'Lost World' Found in Indonesian Jungle
February 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Scientists said on Tuesday they had found a "Lost World" in an Indonesian mountain jungle, home to dozens of exotic new species of birds, butterflies, frogs and plants.

You Can Fool Some of the Fish Some of the Time...
February 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Nicholas K. Geranios, Associated Press

In the ancient struggle between man and fish, man has a new weapon. Forget fancy lures, depth charges or precision casting guns. The new weapon requires vision -- ultraviolet vision.

Federal Protection Sought for Florida Bears
February 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Conservation groups and an animal welfare group are suing to get the Florida black bear added to the federal list of endangered or threatened species.

Birds Put on Show for New York Harbor Cruise
February 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Richard Pyle, Associated Press

When a boatload of bird-watchers set forth on an "eco-cruise" of New York harbor, it was almost as if the birds knew they were coming.

Deaths Push Rare Asia Dolphins Nearer Extinction
February 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Ten dead Irrawaddy dolphins have been found in Cambodia's Mekong river, eight of them calves, pushing one of the rarest cetaceans nearer extinction, the environmental group WWF International said on Friday.

Controversy Over Padre Island Beach Access
February 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Lynn Brezosky, Associated Press

A 9 1/2-mile-wide bay separates rural Willacy County from what surely must be paradise: Padre Island's isolated beaches, a nature retreat for bird watchers and what's considered some of the best sport-fishing in the country.

Huge U.N. Environment Summit Kicks off with Chemicals Treaty
February 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Jim Krane, Associated Press

A U.N.-sponsored conference opening in Dubai on Monday is expected to lure the largest-ever gathering of national environment ministers -- around 130 of them -- to discuss matters ranging from sustainable energy to eco-tourism.

Landmark Vermont Farm Tries Grass Pellet Heat
February 6, 2006 12:00 AM - David Gram, Associated Press

It cost Shelburne Farms about $1,000 a year to mow grass that doesn't end up as hay for the animals and simply goes to waste. Now staff at the historic farm have come up with a use for it.

MIT Scientists Tracking Fish With Sonar
February 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A group of Boston-area scientists has come up with what they say is a better way of tracking and estimating fish populations, which in turn could change the way fishery regulators manage the resource.

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