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China to Establish Reserve for Rare White Dolphin
April 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

China plans to set up its first reserve for the endangered white dolphin off the coast of the southern city of Zhuhai in the southern Guangdong province, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday.

OSU Researchers Propose Sea Floor Map Plan
April 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Researchers are proposing the most ambitious mapping ever done of the sea floor off Oregon, saying the project would produce long-term benefits for everything from fisheries management to tsunami planning and creation of marine reserves.

Sooty Mangabeys at Heart of Research Fight
April 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Mike Stobbe, Associated Press

Sooty mangabeys are at the center of a precedent-setting debate over whether researchers should be allowed to experiment on an endangered species.

Environmentalist Nathaniel Reed Speaks Out on ENN Radio
April 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Jerry Kay, ENN Radio

Which technologies stand the best chance of leading us efficiently and sustainably into the future? What’s a "cracker house?" Why do wintergreen Lifesavers spark when bitten?

EU Takes Nations to Task over Environment
April 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

European Union authorities Thursday warned 17 of the bloc's 25 member nations that they could face legal action for failing to apply EU environment protection laws in areas ranging from dirty beaches to reserves for wild birds.

Brazil Seals Biggest Carbon Credit Deal on Record
April 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Denise Luna, Reuters

A Brazilian firm on Thursday sealed the world's biggest carbon credit contract registered so far for an existing pro-environment project.

Philadelphia Discovers It Pays to Recycle Trash
April 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Jon Hurdle, Reuters

RecycleBank, a pioneering Philadelphia-based nonprofit group, gives households coupons to spend at local businesses in return for separating their recyclables from the stuff that really needs to go in the landfill.

Greenpeace Accuses of McDonald's of Fueling Destruction of Brazil's Amazon
April 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Michael Astor, Associated Press

Greenpeace on Thursday said McDonald's was fueling Amazon rainforest destruction by using soybeans grown in the region as feed for chickens that end up served in the fast-food chain's European restaurants.

Environmentally Conscious Megasuburb Planned Near Salt Lake City
April 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Paul Foy, Associated Press

It's a plan for development that will take more than 50 years from start to finish, on the largest piece of privately owned land next to a U.S. metropolis for an expected half-million residents.

Researchers Link Chinook, Orca Populations
April 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Peggy Andersen, Associated Press

The killer whales that chase salmon in this region's inland waters feed almost exclusively on chinook, to the extent that the orca population ebbs and flows right along with that of the West Coast's largest and longest-lived salmon, researchers said Tuesday.

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