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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.

Developing Nations Look for New Ways to Fund Environmental Protection
March 30, 2006 12:00 AM - Michael Astor, Associated Press

Urgent steps are needed to save the world's ecosystems from destruction, nearly 100 cabinet ministers agreed at a U.N.-sponsored environmental conference. But the question remained: Who will pay for it?

Study Says Cruise Ships Distress Harbor Seals
March 30, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

When large cruise ships get too close to harbor seals, the animals become distressed, according to a new federal study. One concern is that if seals are routinely disturbed, it will drain their energy reserves, possibly resulting in lower reproduction or reduced survival.

Kashmir's Rare Red Deer to Get Hi-Tech Protection
March 29, 2006 12:00 AM - Sheikh Mushtaq, Reuters

Wildlife authorities in India's part of Kashmir plan to use satellite-tracking technology to help save the endangered red deer from poachers who target the animal for its meat and antlers.

Federal Judge Orders Salmon Water Plan on Klamath River to Start
March 29, 2006 12:00 AM - Paul Elias, Associated Press

A federal judge has ordered the government to institute a Klamath River management plan immediately, which means farmers could be deprived of irrigation if water levels drop low enough to threaten the survival of coho salmon.

China at Heart of Illegal Timber Trade Greenpeace Says
March 29, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

China lies at the heart of a global trade plundering endangered rainforests in Southeast Asia to supply Europe and the United States, the environmental group Greenpeace said in a report issued in Beijing.

EU Calls for Global Ban on Bottom Trawling to Prevent Harm to Ocean Life
March 29, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The European Union called for a global ban Tuesday on bottom trawling calling the random fishing practice harmful to the biodiversity of oceans.

Pressed by Sprawl and Environmental Laws, Dairy Farmers Quitting California
March 29, 2006 12:00 AM - Christina Almeida, Associated Press

The flight of dairies is nearly complete in Southern California, marking what could be a turning point in California's long-held dominance over the industry.

Forest Service Looking beyond Timber Sales for Revenues
March 29, 2006 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

The lure of money is shaping the nation's 155 national forests: more advertising, more fees, more roads to draw timber sales and lumber mill jobs.

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