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FCC Rejects Call to Halt Telecom Towers for Birds
April 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

The Federal Communications Commission Wednesday dismissed a request from environmental groups to halt construction of communications towers in the Gulf Coast region until steps are taken to protect millions of migratory birds.

In New Orleans, a Big Green Opportunity is Wasted, Environmentalists Say
April 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Cain Burdeau, Associated Press

In the rush to rebuild, this hurricane-smashed city is dumping its debris into the swamps by the truckload -- and throwing away an opportunity to turn America's costliest natural disaster into the nation's greatest recycling effort.

EPA Says Toxic Pollution Levels Fall Four Percent
April 13, 2006 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

The EPA said Wednesday that chemical pollution released into the environment fell more than 4 percent from 2003 to 2004, led by declines among the metal mining, electric utility and hazardous waste industries.

U.S. Biologist Battles Killer Pythons in Florida Park
April 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Tom Brown, Reuters

The man leading efforts to eradicate giant Burmese python snakes from Everglades National Park sounds almost fearful, and certainly not optimistic, when he talks about the chances of wiping out an invasive species he calls "the enemy."

BLM Proposes Wild Horse Birth Control
April 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Becky Bohrer, Associated Press

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management, concerned about deteriorating conditions at the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range, is proposing the use of birth control over the next five years to limit herd growth.

South of New Orleans, a People Fight to Keep Their Land
April 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Cain Burdeau, Associated Press

Way beyond the jazz halls of New Orleans, the hardworking fishermen and oil workers on the sparsely populated banks of the Mississippi River are wondering why the federal government is talking about surrendering their land to Mother Nature.

EU Official Says Romania Making Progress in Environment Protection
April 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The European Union's environment commissioner said Tuesday that Romania was making progress in meeting EU rules, but warned the prospective EU member nation that it needs to urgently improve waste management.

Effects of Climate Change on Arctic Observed
April 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press

It's becoming harder to find the right snow to build an igloo, and melting permafrost is turning land into mud. With climate change the nature of the Arctic is changing, too, in ways that worry the people who live there.

Cameras Banned From Carlsbad Caverns
April 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The bats flying from Carlsbad Caverns National Park each evening will no longer have to face the cameras -- the park has banned photography because people kept using flash against the rules.

New Eagle Forces Eagle Dad to Neglect Nest
April 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Kasey Jones, Associated Press

George the bald eagle, apparently cowed by a female eagle that seriously injured his mate and the mother of his clutch, is neglecting the nest to take up with the interloper, an environmental official said Monday.

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