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Rare Woodpecker Elusive as Search Season Ends
May 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

The search for the elusive ivory-billed woodpecker in the swamps of Arkansas has ended for the season with no confirmed sighting, wildlife experts said Thursday, but they plan to start looking again in late autumn.

U.S. States, Investors Attack Exxon on Global Warming
May 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

A group of pension funds and institutional investors Thursday accused Exxon Mobil Corp. of failing to act on global warming concerns and demanded a meeting with the company's board over the issue.

Scientists Claim New Monkey Species Found
May 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Michael Astor, Associated Press

Brazilian scientists say they have discovered a new monkey species overlooked in the receding rain forest of the country's northeast coast, although other experts believe the primate may have been documented before.

Poor States Seen Escaping Kyoto Climate Caps
May 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Poor nations are seeking aid and technology to combat global warming with no expectation at U.N. climate talks that they will be forced to join rich nations and cut emissions of heat-trapping gases.

House Votes to Keep Offshore Oil Drilling Ban; Debates Natural Gas Ban
May 19, 2006 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press

The House rejected an attempt Thursday to lift a quarter-century congressional ban on offshore oil drilling in coastal waters outside the western Gulf of Mexico amid arguments that new supplies are needed to lower energy prices.

Governments Have Failed to Stop Overfishing, Study Shows
May 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Governments worldwide have failed to prevent overfishing in the oceans, where a proliferation of bottom-trawling threatens to wipe out deep sea species, conservation groups WWF and Traffic said on Friday.

Sri Lanka to Rehab Unruly Elephants
May 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Bharatha Mallawarachi, Associated Press

Some of Sri Lanka's wildest, most destructive elephants could get reprieves from possible death sentences -- but they will have to spend some time in rehab first.

Rare American Chestnut Trees Discovered
May 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Elliott Minor, Associated Press

A stand of American chestnut trees that somehow escaped a blight that killed off nearly all their kind in the early 1900s has been discovered along a hiking trail not far from President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Little White House at Warm Springs.

Gore in Movie Campaign to Protect Earth
May 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Thomas Ferraro, Reuters

Al Gore brushes aside talk of another run for the U.S. presidency and wages a new campaign to protect the Earth that he says must be won.

ENN Weekly: May 15th - 19th
May 19, 2006 12:00 AM - ENN

ENN rounds up the most important and compelling environmental news stories of the week. In the news May 15th - 19th: African glaciers, tropical coffee forests, plug-in hybrids, Alaskan reefs, and much more.

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