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Natural Gas Pipeline Ruptures in Peruvian Amazon for Fifth Time
March 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Leslie Josephs, Associated Press

A natural gas pipeline running through Peru's southern Amazon jungle ruptured for the fifth time, triggering an explosion that burned two nearby residents, officials and local media said.

Officials Try Insect to Save Hawaii Tree
March 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

State officials are hoping to save Hawaii's native wiliwili tree with a bug found in eastern Africa.

Tight Budgets Imperil the Nation's Environmental Satellites
March 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Matt Crenson, Associated Press

Budget cuts and poor management may be jeopardizing the future of our eyes in orbit -- America's fleet of environmental satellites, vital tools for forecasting hurricanes, protecting water supplies and predicting global warming.

On Beyond Organic: GMO Lawsuits & Health Risks
March 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Icicle Networks

Most Americans remain unaware of genetically engineered food, according to a recent survey, despite the fact nearly 75 percent of all processed foods -- from soda to soup -- contain genetically engineered ingredients.

Life on the Mississippi Turned Upside Down for River Pilots
March 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Cain Burdeau, Associated Press

Down where this great American river meets the Gulf of Mexico, river pilots negotiate a new reality as they steer oceangoing oil tankers, cruise ships and gigantic cargo carriers toward the warehouses, docks and rail yards of New Orleans.

Gliders Tracking Whale Calls, Ocean Waves
March 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Tara Godvin, Associated Press

Six-foot, 100-pound underwater gliders are swimming the oceans of the world and dutifully sending data home on everything from whale calls to the massive waves produced by hurricanes.

Yellowstone Bison Numbers Down Sharply
March 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Becky Bohrer, Associated Press

A Yellowstone National Park spokesman has attributed the recent sharp decline in bison numbers there to the hundreds captured and sent to slaughter and to normal winter deaths.

Scientists Work to Save Gooney Birds
March 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A pack of 10 gooney bird chicks flew into Kauai Friday -- on a chartered plane. Japanese researchers are set to raise the wild birds and thus get a leg up on saving their country's own endangered golden gooney.

Researchers Identify Extinction Hotspots
March 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

From frigid northern Canada and Alaska to tropical Asian islands, lands where wildlife seems safe today may pose some of the greatest extinction dangers in the future.

Researchers Work to Save Gooney Birds
March 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A pack of 10 gooney bird chicks flew into Kauai Friday -- on a chartered plane. Japanese researchers are set to raise the wild birds and thus get a leg up on saving their country's own endangered golden gooney.

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