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Dog's Death Sparks Debate over Trapping's Place in Suburbia
March 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Frank Eltman, Associated Press

Although documented reports of pets being caught in traps are rare, New York state legislator Jon Cooper said he has no doubt that "dozens or hundreds of pets that don't come home" are killed by traps.

'Hippie Chimps' Fast Disappearing in Congo
March 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Anjan Sundaram, Associated Press

Scientists are struggling to save the fast-disappearing bonobo, the gentle "hippie chimp" known for resolving squabbles through sex rather than violence.

Pesticides Found Throughout the Nation's Streams
March 6, 2006 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

Most of the nation's rivers and streams -- and the fish in them -- are contaminated with pesticides linked to cancer, birth defects and neurological disorders, but not at levels that can harm humans.

China to Spend Nearly A Billion Dollars to Repel Wetland Rats
March 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

China will target a 7.5 billion yuan ($934 million) fund at repelling an invasion of rats eating their way across fragile wetlands on the Tibetan plateau, the China Daily said on Friday.

Mexican Biologist Discovers New Shark Species
March 3, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

A Mexican marine biologist has discovered a new shark species in the murky depths of Mexico's Sea of Cortez, the first new shark find in the wildlife-rich inlet in 34 years.

The Myths and Facts of Freshwater -- a Guest Commentary
March 3, 2006 12:00 AM - Jamie Pittock, WWF International

As thousands of participants gather in Mexico to attend the fourth World Water Forum, they should know the myths and facts, and more importantly, practical solutions in addressing the planet’s water crisis.

Crude Oil Spills from Transit Line in Alaska
March 3, 2006 12:00 AM - Dan Joling, Associated Press

Crude oil spilled Thursday from a pipe transit line at Prudhoe Bay on Alaska's North Slope, and dangerous fumes were preventing crews from cleanup work.

Scientists Urge Experiments on Barred Owls
March 3, 2006 12:00 AM - Jeff Barnard, Associated Press

With the decline of northern spotted owls at a crisis point, a group of scientists is urging the government to consider experiments that include killing some of the barred owls that have invaded spotted owl territory.

Energy-Strapped Asian Countries Forced to Become More Efficient
March 3, 2006 12:00 AM - Michael Casey, Associated Press

Across Asia, soaring oil prices and unrelenting demand for energy are forcing companies and countries to become more energy efficient.

Brazil Opens Chunks of Amazon Forest to Logging
March 3, 2006 12:00 AM - Raymond Colitt, Reuters

Brazil's president Thursday approved a measure offering huge chunks of the Amazon jungle to timber companies that comply with tough restrictions aimed at preserving the world's largest rain forest.

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