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U.S. Government Declines to Protect Two Rare Plants in U.S. Virgin Islands
March 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The U.S. government has declined to give federal protection to two plants species found only in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Putting Conversation Back Into Conservatism -- A Guest Commentary
March 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Robert Walker, Get America Working!

Conservatives who have sought to dismiss environmentalists as “tree-hugging liberals” have long ill-served their ideology.

Rat-Squirrel Not Extinct After All
March 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press

It has the face of a rat and the tail of a skinny squirrel -- and scientists say this creature discovered living in central Laos is pretty special: It's a species believed to have been extinct for 11 million years.

U.N. Reports a Fifth of World Lacks Clean Drinking Water Despite Abundant Supplies
March 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Anthony Mitchell, Associated Press

Mismanagement, limited resources and environmental damage have combined to deny 1.1 billion people access to safe water, a U.N. report said Thursday.

Gray Wolf Numbers in Northern Rockies Up
March 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Becky Bohrer, Associated Press

The number of gray wolves in the Northern Rockies has surpassed 1,000, a decade after wolves were reintroduced in and around Yellowstone National Park, a report released Thursday shows.

ENN Weekly: March 6th - 10th
March 10, 2006 12:00 AM - ENN

ENN rounds up the most important and compelling environmental news stories of the week. In the news March 6th - 10th: "Furry lobsters" found, extinction hotspots identified, environmental satellites in peril, "hippie chimps" on the decline, and much more.

Putting Conversation Back Into Conservatism
March 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Robert Walker, Get America Working!

(By Robert Walker) Conservatives who have sought to dismiss environmentalists as “tree-hugging liberals” have long ill-served their ideology. So what is all this leading to? Have we reached a wholly unanticipated tipping point, one in which the conservative movement suddenly gets serious about global warming? Not yet, but the political winds are shifting, and it’s not just the mounting concern about global warming that’s driving the change.

Mexico Pushes Law to Help Rid Mines of Toxic Gas
March 9, 2006 12:00 AM - Catherine Bremer, Reuters

Mexican lawmakers have dusted off a long-buried bill to allow mining companies to extract and sell methane gas, potentially helping to avoid accidents like last month's deadly coal mine explosion.

Prudhoe Bay Restart on Hold for Oil Spill Cleanup
March 9, 2006 12:00 AM - Yereth Rosen, Reuters

A return to full production at the biggest U.S. oil field after a major spill will take a back seat to Alaska's cleanup and emergency response efforts, state environmental officials said.

EPA Soot Rules Said Not Strict Enough
March 9, 2006 12:00 AM - Dan Rodrish, Associated Press

Proposed federal regulations for soot, although stricter than current standards, are not strict enough, dozens of environmental and public-health advocates said Wednesday at a public hearing.

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