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NASA Helps Monitor Bleaching of Great Barrier Reef
April 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

NASA satellites that monitor ocean color and temperature have joined a global effort to study the worrisome bleaching of coral in Australia's Great Barrier Reef, the U.S. space agency said Wednesday.

Myanmar, Thailand Sign Six-Billion-Dollar Hydropower Plant Agreement
April 5, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Myanmar has signed an agreement with a Thai company to build a hydropower plant on Southeast Asia's longest free-flowing river, the Salween, state-run media reported Tuesday.

Limits on Greenhouse Gases Proposed in California
April 5, 2006 12:00 AM - Steve Lawrence, Associated Press

Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez introduced legislation to limit greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, oil refineries and other industrial sources, a step he said would lead the nation in combating global warming while spurring the state's economy.

Greenpeace Sounds Alert over Indian Turtle Deaths
April 5, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

More than 2,000 endangered Olive Ridley turtles have washed ashore dead in eastern India over the past three months, environmental pressure group Greenpeace said on Tuesday, blaming illegal fishing.

Feds to Do Their Own Spotted Owl Recovery Plan
April 5, 2006 12:00 AM - Jeff Barnard, Associated Press

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has decided it can't afford to pay an outside contractor to develop a recovery plan for the northern spotted owl, so it will develop the blueprint for saving the threatened species from extinction on its own.

Bush Administration Wants to Bury More Nuclear Waste at Nevada Dump
April 5, 2006 12:00 AM - Erica Werner, Associated Press

The Bush administration wants to bury tens of thousands of tons more nuclear waste at a dump planned for the Nevada desert, part of a package of new proposals meant to spur development of the contentious and long-delayed dump.

WWF Praises Malaysians for Imposing Logging Ban in Sabah to Protect Rare Animals
April 5, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Worldwide conservation group WWF welcomed a Malaysian state's decision to phase out logging in a large forest that is home to endangered orangutans, Bornean pygmy elephants and Sumatran rhinos.

Pennsylvania Seeks to Lead in Recycling Mine Water
April 5, 2006 12:00 AM - Marc Levy, Associated Press

Pennsylvania is trying to find a solution to a multibillion-dollar problem left over from its days as a coal production leader: What to do with the billions of gallons of orange, acidic water pouring out endlessly from its abandoned underground mines.

Expert Says It Was Hotter 247 Million Years Ago
April 5, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Global warming consumed so much oxygen that it nearly wiped out all life on the planet 247 million years ago, said John Roth, the natural resources specialist for the Oregon Caves National Monument.

Company Produces Clones From Cutting Horses
April 4, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A company that offers horse owners exact duplicates of their animals says it has successfully cloned two top-earning horses.

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