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Scientists Say Red Tide Encore Not Certain
April 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Andrew Ryan, Associated Press

The red tide of algae that choked the Massachusetts coast last year may not, as scientists had feared, come back year after year for a recurring summer encore.

As Massive South Korean Land Plan Nears End, Critics Cry Foul
April 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Jack Kim, Reuters

Massive earthmovers and trucks roar as they dump rocks the size of cars into the sea off South Korea's west coast in a map-altering reclamation project at the center of a bitter environmental dispute.

'Nuisance' Beavers Increasingly Face Bounties
April 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Jim Suhr, Associated Press

At first, Charles Luehmann considered the beavers cute, with their whiskers, buckteeth and flat tails. But it wasn't long before he found nothing endearing about the animals' dams, ruggedly engineered of hundreds of his trees they methodically toppled.

Study Finds Melting Sea Ice a Danger to Walruses
April 17, 2006 12:00 AM - JoAnne Allen, Reuters

Arctic researchers who discovered a surprising number of abandoned baby walruses say melting sea ice may be the culprit, according to a study in the April issue of Aquatic Mammals.

Some Worms Like It Really, Really Hot, Study Finds
April 14, 2006 12:00 AM - Maggie Fox, Reuters

A species of worm that thrives on undersea hot-water vents prefers the hottest water possible, choosing to live at temperatures that kill other animals, researchers reported Thursday.

Habitat for the Red-Legged Frog Reduced
April 14, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced on Thursday that it reduced its protected habitat designation for the California red-legged frog to about 450,000 acres -- down 40 percent from its previous proposal.

Greenpeace Arctic Mission to Spotlight Polar Bears
April 14, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Two U.S. explorers plan to start a four-month summer expedition to the North Pole next month to gather information on the habitat of an animal they believe could be the first victim of global warming -- the polar bear.

Hawaii Crews Vacuum Up Invasive Algae
April 14, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Marine researchers in Hawaii discovered a new way to clean ocean water from invasive algae -- sucking them up with an underwater vacuum.

Oregon Commision OKs Plan to Control Cougars
April 14, 2006 12:00 AM - Brad Cain, Associated Press

With worries about Oregon's growing cougar population on the rise, the state Fish and Wildlife Commission unanimously approved a plan to reduce the cats' numbers in places where they conflict with people and livestock.

Florida Island Town Overrun with Iguanas
April 14, 2006 12:00 AM - Brian Skoloff, Associated Press

Death and taxes may be life's only certainties, but for folks in one upscale island town, add iguanas. And another tax.

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