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Big Oil Makes Big Push in On-Campus Recruiting
April 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Justin Pope, Associated Press

University of Texas senior Thuan Phan switched majors from computer science to geological sciences, figuring the field trips would make it more fun. Now his degree turns out to be lucrative, too.

Scientists Breed Rice to Defy Climate Change
April 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Dolly Aglay, Reuters

Scientists are developing new flood and drought-prone rice varieties to combat the threat of global warming to Asia's food staple but more work is needed, the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) said.

Seventy Pacific Region Species to Be Reviewed
April 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Nicholas K. Geranios, Associated Press

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will review the status of 70 animals and plants to determine if they still need protection under the federal Endangered Species Act, the agency said Tuesday.

Everglades Headwaters to Reclaim Original Path with Restoration Project
April 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Brian Skoloff, Associated Press

State water managers have acquired about 103,000 acres of land as part of a plan to reflood 43 miles of the Kissimmee River bed, allowing the water to reclaim its original meandering path toward Lake Okeechobee and on into the Everglades.

Biologists Check Georgia Swamps for Woodpecker
April 11, 2006 12:00 AM - Elliott Minor, Associated Press

Wildlife biologists are searching one of the nation's most primitive swamps for the ivory-billed woodpecker, which was believed extinct since 1944 until one was reported in an Arkansas swamp last year.

Fourteen Whooping Cranes Spotted in Chicago Park
April 11, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

More than a dozen whooping cranes took temporary refuge at a DuPage County forest preserve, sparking hope among local officials that one of North America's most endangered birds will make the park a regular stop on an annual migratory flight between Wisconsin and Florida.

Researchers Seeks Ways to Cut Manure Smell
April 11, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The smell from the big cattle feedlots found in many parts of western Kansas can be exceptionally powerful, which residents of Hays, Kansas know all too well because Kansas State University's Agricultural Research Center is there.

On Beyond Organic: Talking Grub -- Anna Lappé & Bryant Terry
April 11, 2006 12:00 AM - Icicle Networks

While you check out a recipe, do you find yourself considering food safety studies and the global consequences of supporting local farmers?

Authorities Close Major Logging Operation in Brazil
April 11, 2006 12:00 AM - Michael Astor, Associated Press

Environmental authorities shut down an illegal logging operation in the Amazon on Monday, confiscating dozens of felled tropical hardwood trees in an area that only recently was pristine rain forest.

Caribbean Reefs Ailing from Bleaching, Disease
April 11, 2006 12:00 AM - Jim Loney, Reuters

Deadly diseases are attacking coral reefs across the Caribbean Sea after a massive surge of coral bleaching last summer, a two-pronged assault that scientists say is one of the worst threats to the region's fragile undersea gardens.

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