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Bush Administration Agrees to Protect Roadless Forests in Three States from Logging
June 22, 2006 12:00 AM - Jeff Barnard, Associated Press

The Bush administration Wednesday approved requests from three Eastern governors to bar commercial logging in remote sections of national forests in their states.

Catches of Ancient Fish off Africa Worry Greens
June 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters

Fishermen are netting a growing number of "fossil fish", a 400 million-year-old species, off Tanzania, suggesting trawling at greater depths as inshore fish stocks decline, a leading expert said.

Condors Seen at Risk for Lead Poisoning
June 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Wildlife officials laid traps for California condors to test for lead poisoning after many were spotted feeding on squirrels that had been shot.

U.S. Says It Won't Cut Deals with Japan over Whaling
June 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Michael Christie, Reuters

The United States said Tuesday it would not be cutting any deals with Japan over Alaska's bowhead whale hunting quota as it prepares to host an international whaling group next year.

E.U., U.S. Agree to 'Urgent' Action on Climate Change
June 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

The United States and the European Union, long at odds over the significance of climate change, will agree on Wednesday to act with "resolve and urgency" to reduce emissions of gases blamed for global warming.

Sierra Club Investing Heavily in State Races
June 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The Sierra Club plans to shift millions in campaign cash from Congressional races to state and local campaigns this fall, a sign from the nation's oldest and largest environmental group that Washington is becoming less relevant to its cause.

Liberia Seeks Prosperity from Blood-Stained Forests
June 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters

Liberia hopes to turn its forests, once dubbed "blood timber" and felled to buy weapons, into a new asset through a combination of protection and controlled harvesting, a government official said on Tuesday.

Americans Prefer Video to National Parks, Study Finds
June 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Jon Hurdle, Reuters

Americans are less interested in spending time in natural surroundings like national parks because they are spending more time watching television, playing video games and surfing the Internet, according to a study released Tuesday.

Alaskan Eskimos Fear Whaling Future under Threat
June 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Daisuke Wakabayashi, Reuters

As mayor of Alaska's oil-rich North Slope Borough, Edward Itta understands that developing the region's energy resources can pay for better schools and much-needed infrastructure improvements.

Arkansas Researcher Says Some Bats Bounce Back
June 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A University of Arkansas researcher says efforts by conservation groups to protect bat caves have allowed endangered bat species in the United States to recover.

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