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Experimental Flock Loses Whooping Crane
March 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

An experimental flock of whooping cranes has lost one of its youngest members to a Florida bobcat but could be on the verge of producing chicks in the wild for the first time.

UNESCO Designates Vietnam's Cat Ba Archipelago a Biosphere Reserve
March 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Vietnam's Cat Ba archipelago has been designated as a world biosphere reserve by UNESCO, a move expected to help preserve the area's natural resources amid expanding tourism and development, officials said Thursday.

Idaho Senate Finalizes Historic Water Agreement
March 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Chuck Oxley, Associated Press

The state Legislature has ratified a historic agreement between the Nez Perce Indian Tribe, the federal government and the state's water users, setting water policy in Idaho for the next 30 years.

China Takes Over as Leading Consumer -- An ENN Commentary
March 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Lester R. Brown, Earth Policy Institute

Although the United States has long consumed the lion's share of the world's resources, this situation is changing fast as the Chinese economy surges ahead, overtaking the United States in the consumption of one resource after another.

Stress May Bring Sumatra Quake, Experts Say
March 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A buildup of stress on faults in Sumatra is likely to trigger another large earthquake -- and potentially another tsunami -- in the Indian Ocean region, seismologists say.

Poacher Turns Protector to Save Elephants in Africa
March 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Andrew Gray, Reuters

Desire Dontego is no longer an elephant poacher but he can still boast like one. "I was known as the killing machine," he declared after darkness fell in the Cameroon rainforest, the constant chirping of insects the only sound apart from his voice.

Study Says Ravens Thriving in Alaska Oil Fields
March 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

At least one animal appears to be benefiting from oil development in Alaska's North Slope -- the common raven -- according to one new study.

Documents for Nuclear Waste Project May Have Been Falsified, Government Says
March 17, 2005 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press

Government employees may have falsified documents related to the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste project in Nevada, the Energy Department said Wednesday. The disclosure could jeopardize the project's ability to get a federal permit to operate the dump.

China Takes Over as Leading Consumer
March 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Lester R. Brown, Earth Policy Institute

(By Lester Brown) Although the United States has long consumed the lion's share of the world's resources, this situation is changing fast as the Chinese economy surges...

Damaging Alien Snail Found in Georgia
March 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A voracious, fast-breeding South American snail that is a problem in four states and Indonesia has been discovered for the first time in Georgia, officials say.

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