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Cross-Border Parks Form Havens for Biodiversity
March 31, 2006 12:00 AM - Terence Wade, Reuters

Huge nature reserves that stretch across national frontiers are being formed in Asia, South America and elsewhere, a sign that biodiversity has joined security and immigration as a border issue.

Borneo Rainforests a Treasure Trove of Rare Species
March 31, 2006 12:00 AM - Diyan Jari and Reuben Carder, Reuters

Some conservationists believe Borneo could be the next "Lost World" after the recent discovery of a host of butterflies, birds and frogs in another Indonesian jungle on the island of New Guinea.

Wetlands Reverse Long Decline -- If Golf Course Ponds Count
March 31, 2006 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

More people building ponds for golf courses and subdivisions or to retain stormwater and wastewater helped create the nation's first net gain in wetlands in a half-century of government record-keeping.

Caribbean Coral Suffers Record Bleaching, Death
March 31, 2006 12:00 AM - Seth Borenstein, Associated Press

A one-two punch of bleaching from record hot water followed by disease has killed ancient and delicate coral in the biggest loss of reefs scientists have ever seen in Caribbean waters.

ENN Weekly: March 27th - 31st
March 31, 2006 12:00 AM - ENN

ENN rounds up the most important and compelling environmental news stories of the week. In the news March 27th - 31st: Tackling wildlife smuggling, funding biodiversity, halting bottom trawling, blocking burned tree logging, and much more.

Stranded Whales Mystify U.S. Researchers
March 30, 2006 12:00 AM - Maggie Fox, Reuters

ests of blood and urine, sampling of stomach contents and checks for damage caused by sonar have all left scientists puzzled by a mass stranding of whales off the North Carolina Coast last year.

Snail Slows Down Pace of New Zealand Coal Mine
March 30, 2006 12:00 AM - Terry Wade, Reuters

In the latest battle between big business and biodiversity, the fate of a unique small, brown snail that lives in a place called Happy Valley on the west coast of New Zealand hangs in the balance.

U.S. Ethanol Makers Say They Can Meet Oil Refiner Demand
March 30, 2006 12:00 AM - Tom Doggett, Reuters

U.S. ethanol producers told Congress on Wednesday there will be enough of their mostly corn-based product to meet the demands of oil refiners that will need more of the fuel additive to make gasoline for the summer driving season.

For Some Fish, Lack of Oxygen in Water Can Mean Way Too Many Males
March 30, 2006 12:00 AM - Seth Borenstein, Associated Press

Dead zones -- oxygen-starved patches of ocean -- may be turning normal breeding grounds into the equivalent of male-dominated locker rooms for fish.

California Condors Spotted Nesting in Big Sur
March 30, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

For the first time in more than 100 years, California condors were spotted nesting in the northern part of the state, scientists said.

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