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Biologists Fret as Mexico Butterfly Numbers Dive
March 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Catherine Bremer, Reuters

A plunge in the number of monarch butterflies migrating from the United States and Canada to Mexican winter colonies has experts worried logging and pesticides are endangering the fragile insects.

House, Senate Can't Agree On Wildlife Fund
March 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Jessica Lowell, Wyoming Tribune-Eagle

The fate of the wildlife trust fund is up in the air today following the failure of a conference committee Wednesday to reach agreement over the two different versions of the bill.

Government Sets Conditions for Importing Beluga Caviar, Proposes Coral Protections
March 4, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

The government is setting conditions for trade in beluga caviar, saying exporting countries must give the United States assurances that they can conserve populations of beluga sturgeon.

Washington Wary as New Predator Creeps Closer
March 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Patricia Wilson, Reuters

They're smart, adaptive, secretive and operate under cover of darkness. Alert and wary, they've now been spotted less than 3 miles from the White House.

Unusual Life Forms Found at New Hydrothermal Vents in Atlantic
March 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press

A strange world of see-through shrimp, crabs and other life forms teems around a newly explored field of thermal vents near the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, scientists report.

ENN Weekly: February 28th - March 4th
March 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Carrie Schluter, ENN

Several stories this week provide a sobering glimpse at the impact of the American way of life on human health and the environment.

Corals Proposed for Endangered Listing for First Time
March 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The government is proposing to list two types of corals as endangered species, the first such listing for any coral.

Calif. AG Sues Over Giant Sequoia Plan
March 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Don Thompson, Associated Press

California's attorney general sued the Bush administration Thursday over its management plan for the Giant Sequoia National Monument, home to two-thirds of the world's largest trees.

Brazil Approves Law to Legalize Genetically Modified Crops
March 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Alan Clendenning, Associated Press

Brazilian agribusiness won a key victory after lawmakers cleared the way for rules to permit genetically modified crops and allow Monsanto Co. to sell its popular modified soy seed in Latin America's largest nation, the country's agriculture minister said Thursday.

Cooking Linked to Possible Climate Changes
March 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press

The major source of potentially climate-changing soot in the air over south Asia is home cooking fires, according to a team of Indian and American researchers.

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