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Heavy Rains, Illegal Logging Blamed for Philippines Landslides
February 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Paul Alexander, Associated Press

Weather was the easy target for blame in Friday's devastating landslide, but survivors also were pointing at illegal logging as a contributing factor.

Drought Kills Wildlife in East Africa's Sanctuaries, Hits Annual Migration
February 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Rodrique Ngowi, Associated Press

A searing drought has killed dozens of hippopotamuses and other wild animals in Kenya and neighboring Tanzania, and disrupted the annual migration of wildebeests and zebras between the two East African nations.

Supreme Court to Decide Far-Reaching Wetland Cases
February 20, 2006 12:00 AM - John Flesher, Associated Press

On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in two wetlands cases, the resolution of which could affect millions of acres of swamps, marshes and bogs across the U.S.

Intensified Development Raises Catastrophic Flood Risk around U.S., Experts Say
February 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Andrew Bridges, Associated Press

Concentrated development in flood-prone parts of Missouri, California and other states has raised the risk of New Orleans-style flooding as people snap up new homes even in areas recently deluged, researchers say.

Study Finds Cultures Affect Captive Gorillas
February 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Andrew Bridges, Associated Press

Captive gorillas actually are a cultured bunch. Genetics or environment alone cannot explain variations in the behavior of different groups of the apes, a study found.

Ontario Government Criticizes U.S. Plans to Ease Air Pollution Rules
February 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Beth Duff-Brown, Associated Press

The Ontario government filed a complaint with the U.S. EPA, criticizing proposals they believe will lead to more pollution on the Canadian side of the border from coal-burning power plants in the U.S. Midwest.

Development May Spread Old Pesticides
February 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Development of former farmland can disturb pesticides spread nearly a century ago and contaminate nearby water sources, according to a study by researchers at Dartmouth College.

Colombian Air Force Bombs Rebels in Nature Reserve
February 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Hugh Bronstein, Reuters

Colombian aircraft bombed leftist rebels in one of the country's biggest nature reserves after attacks on police guarding workers ripping out plants used to make cocaine, the air force said Thursday.

Groups Sue Feds Over Colorado River Fish
February 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Amanda Lee Myers, Associated Press

Five environmental groups filed a lawsuit against the federal government Thursday, saying it has failed to protect endangered fish in the Colorado River.

Commercial Whaling Resumption Possible, Australia Says
February 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Anti-whaling nations will struggle to stop a resumption of commercial whaling when the International Whaling Commission votes on the issue in June, Australian Environment Minister Ian Campbell said on Thursday.

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