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Researchers Say Farming Threatens Brazil Wetlands
January 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Michael Astor, Associated Press

The growth of farming and cattle ranching in western Brazil could destroy the world's largest freshwater wetlands by 2050, researchers said Wednesday.

Alaska Governor Wants Campaign against 'Ridicule'
January 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Yereth Rosen, Reuters

Alaska needs a publicity campaign to restore its image after battles over wilderness oil drilling and "Bridges to Nowhere" that have made the state a laughing stock, Gov. Frank Murkowski said.

Climate-Change Fungus is Wiping out Frogs
January 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Patricia Reaney, Reuters

An infectious fungus aggravated by global warming has killed entire populations of frogs in Central and South America and driven some species to extinction.

Zoos Part of U.S. Effort to Detect Avian Flu
January 11, 2006 12:00 AM - Andrew Stern, Reuters

Breeding grounds in Alaska where migratory birds from Asia and North America mingle are a focus of a broadening U.S. bird flu detection effort that is enlisting American zoos as sentinels, experts said Tuesday.

Authorities Investigate the Death of Some 2,000 Chickens in Trinidad
January 11, 2006 12:00 AM - Loren Brown, Associated Press

Trinidad's health minister called for calm Tuesday after 2,000 chickens died at several farms on this Caribbean island in the past five days, insisting that he doubts bird flu was the cause.

Warming May Cut Duck Numbers
January 11, 2006 12:00 AM - Daniel Connolly, Associated Press

A professor from the University of Montana had a simple message Tuesday in Arkansas: if you like hunting ducks, support international efforts to prevent global warming.

Fish Need Time to Recover -- An ENN Commentary
January 11, 2006 12:00 AM - Dr. David Suzuki, David Suzuki Foundation

Recently, I wrote about a sea change I feel I've seen in our understanding of humanity's relationship to the environment. I said I thought society might have turned a corner. That we're beginning to understand how critical our relationship is to the natural world because we are a part of that world and very much dependent on its resources.

Clean Energy is Life or Death for Planet
January 11, 2006 12:00 AM - Michelle Nichols, Reuters

Breakthroughs on cleaner energy technology are a matter of life and death for the planet, Australia warned on Wednesday.

Haves and Have Nots Clash over Plan to Divert River for Drought Relief
January 11, 2006 12:00 AM - Michael Astor, Associated Press

The sun here is unforgiving. It cracks the parched earth into intricate spider web patterns that run beneath the scraggly brown bushes and green mandacaru cacti, whose arms stretch skyward as if begging for rain.

Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Enter Critical Year for Protection
January 11, 2006 12:00 AM - Tara Godvin, Associated Press

The remote 1,400-mile-long string of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands are blanketed with the 14 million nesting seabirds. Beneath the surface of the surrounding waters, fish crowd into pristine coral reefs.

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