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U.S. Forest Service Workers Report Growing Dangers on the Job
June 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Matthew Daly, Associated Press

For America's forest rangers, the serenity of the woods increasingly is giving way to confrontations with unruly visitors. Attacks, threats and lesser altercations involving Forest Service workers reached an all-time high last year.

Tighter Antarctic Protection Measures on Hold
June 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Ian MacKenzie, Reuters

Antarctic Treaty countries failed on Friday to agree on tighter environmental measures to protect the continent amid a boom in tourism.

Supreme Court Will Hear Important Environment Case
June 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to consider whether the Bush administration must regulate carbon dioxide to combat global warming, setting up what could be one of the court's most important decisions on the environment.

Wind Farm Kills Nine Eagles in Norway
June 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Windmills have killed nine eagles in less than a year at a key breeding site in Norway, showing that governments should be more cautious in picking where to set up turbines, a conservation group said on Friday.

Primatologists Aim to Ape Bird Watchers
June 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters

With time running out for many wild primates, one field biologist is attempting to help save them by aping the online success of bird watchers.

Malagasy Corals Defy Bleaching, Need Protection
June 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters

A marine expedition into previously unexplored Indian Ocean waters has found that corals off Madagascar have resisted so-called "bleaching" associated with global warming, possibly because of steep drop-offs nearby.

EPA Plan Targets Animal Waste and Water
June 23, 2006 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

Large factory-style chicken, hog and cattle farms might soon have to get permits from the Environment Protection Agency when animal waste from their operations finds its way into local rivers, streams and lakes.

Goodall, Others Oppose Research on Monkeys
June 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Mike Stobbe, Associated Press

Primate expert Jane Goodall and 18 other researchers sent a letter to federal officials urging them to oppose an Atlanta research center's proposal to do AIDS-related research on sooty mangabey monkeys.

Merck Research Plant Chemicals Kill Fish in Pennsylvania Federal Authorities Say
June 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Deborah Yao, Associated Press

Drugmaker Merck & Co.'s research facility in West Point dumped a chemical compound that included cyanide into the sewer system, killing more than 1,000 fish in Wissahickon Creek, federal authorities said Thursday.

China Gives Extra-Picky Pandas Their Space
June 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

China is giving an unusually endangered species of panda extra space, privacy and protection to help the animals reproduce, state media said on Friday.

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