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Boaters Damaging Seagrass in Florida
January 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Jennifer Kay, Associated Press

Negligent and inexperienced boaters are damaging fragile seagrass in the shallow Florida Bay, destroying habitat crucial to the state's fishing industry, a conservation advocacy group said Thursday.

Conservationists Sue Over Nevada Butterfly
January 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Scott Sonner, Associated Press

Conservationists filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Thursday, seeking federal protections for a rare Nevada butterfly against off-road vehicles at one of the largest sand dunes in the West.

India Begins Count of Threatened Tigers
January 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Krittivas Mukherjee, Reuters

Armed with radio collars and high-tech cameras, hundreds of wildlife experts fanned out across a vast mangrove in India's east on Thursday as part of the world's largest census of the endangered tiger.

Humans Display Their Stupid Side to Wildlife
January 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters

A South African mugger fleeing the scene of his crime hid in a tiger enclosure, and paid a high price for his stupidity, underscoring one of nature's truisms: Humans do dumb things around wild animals.

Florida Manatee Deaths Jump 30 Percent in 2005
January 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Kelli Kennedy, Associated Press

Sweet Gum was fatally injured by a racing boater. Her calf, Rachel, was also killed by a boat near Lake Monroe, and so was her granddaughter, Ruby.

China Orders End to Limits on Small Car Sales in Anti-Pollution Effort
January 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

China's government has ordered an end to restrictions on sales of smaller cars in an effort to clean up worsening smog and rein in surging oil use, state media said Thursday.

Expert Blames Dog Disease for Wolf Decline
January 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Becky Bohrer, Associated Press

Most of the gray wolf pups born in Yellowstone National Park last year have died, a federal wolf expert says, and he believes a dog disease -- parvo virus -- may be behind the dramatic loss.

ENN Weekly: January 2nd - 6th
January 6, 2006 12:00 AM - ENN

ENN summarizes the most important and compelling environmental news stories of the week. In the news January 2nd - 6th: Surprising 'King Kong' facts, canned tuna and mercury, the tell-tale scent of timber, and much more.

Capsule Containing Radioactive Metal Missing from Venezuelan Oil Facility
January 5, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A capsule containing a radioactive metal for industrial use is missing from a Venezuelan oil facility, authorities said Wednesday.

Group Remaps Some Tsunami Disaster Areas
January 5, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A Pacific Northwest aid group has digitally remapped some villages that were reduced to rubble fields in the Indonesian province of Aceh.

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