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Scientists Vote to Track Down Jaguar
May 2, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A team of government scientists has voted to capture one of a handful of jaguars known to live in the United States, drawing protests from environmental groups.

On Beyond Organic: How Journalists Report Environmental Issues
May 2, 2006 12:00 AM - Icicle Networks

According to Nina Utne, between 1993 and 2003, not a single peer reviewed article published in a scientific journal cast doubt on global warming, but over a similar 10-year period, more than 53 percent of mainstream news articles covering the topic did.

Greenhouse Gases Showed Steady Rise in 2005
May 2, 2006 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

Carbon dioxide, emitted by coal-burning power plants and cars, increased last year, according to NOAA's Annual Greenhouse Gas Index, or AGGI. So did nitrous oxide, a byproduct of farming and industry.

UN Denies Conflict in Appointing Environment Chief
May 2, 2006 12:00 AM - Evelyn Leopold, Reuters

The United Nations denied Monday that the appointment of a new environment director was linked to his presence on a jury that awarded U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan a $500,000 environmental prize.

Buses Start Using Clean-Burning Fuel
May 2, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Passengers on the Greater Portland Transit District's Metro system got to ride for free Monday to celebrate the official arrival of clean-burning buses powered by compressed natural gas.

Polar Bears, Hippos Added to Threatened Species
May 2, 2006 12:00 AM - Laura MacInnis, Reuters

Polar bears and hippos have joined the ranks of species threatened with extinction from climate change, unregulated hunting and other man-made dangers, a leading environmental agency said on Tuesday.

Wyoming Plans Another Ferret Release
May 2, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Encouraged by the successful reintroduction of black-footed ferrets into central Wyoming's Shirley Basin, state wildlife managers plan to release more ferrets into the same area.

Thaw Releases More Toxins From China Spill
May 1, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Thawing river ice months after a Chinese toxic spill has released a "second wave" of pollution into waterways near a major Russian Far Eastern city, experts said Sunday.

A Short History of Environmentalism -- A Guest Commentary
May 1, 2006 12:00 AM - Tensie Whelan, Rainforest Alliance

Environmentalists anticipate Earth Day all year, and then we're secretly relieved when it’s over. It seems to represent our dearest aspirations, and some of our best opportunities for media coverage, and yet compresses them impossibly into one, reductive, feel-good day a year.

China Releases Panda Into the Wild
May 1, 2006 12:00 AM - Audra Ang, Associated Press

China on Friday released a panda bred in captivity into the wild for the first time, and the animal scampered into a nearby bamboo forest where he will be monitored via satellite.

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