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Expert Studies Moths at Carlsbad Caverns
February 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Moths, an important food for Carlsbad Caverns' famed bats, will be studied to find out what kinds of moths exist and how many there are at the park.

Sperm Whales Use Engines As 'Dinner Bells'
February 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Jeannette J. Lee, Associated Press

Sperm whales in the Gulf of Alaska are likely using the sounds of fishing boat engines as underwater dinner bells to hone in on longlines hung with valuable sablefish, scientists said.

Montana's Avid Hunter Governor Spares Nine Lost Bison
February 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

The governor of Montana, an enthusiastic backer of the state's first bison hunt in 15 years, granted a last-minute reprieve to nine bison set for slaughter after they escaped Yellowstone National Park.

Science Panel Concludes Nuclear Waste Transport Generally Safe
February 10, 2006 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press

Thousands of shipments of highly radioactive nuclear waste can be conducted safely, a panel of scientists concluded Thursday, although they warned that significant radiation might be released if a shipment becomes engulfed in a lengthy and intense fire.

ENN Weekly: February 6th - 10th
February 10, 2006 12:00 AM - ENN

ENN rounds up the most important and compelling environmental news stories of the week. In the news February 6th - 10th: A "lost world" found, polar bear protections, grass pellet heat, energy efficiency cuts, and more.

Best Blooms for Valentine’s Day
February 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Joyce Newman, The Green Guide

In a few days many of us will send or receive flower for Valentine’s Day. But this year we have a new, more socially responsible choice when it comes to buying cut flowers.

Texas Town Rushes to Build a Pipeline before the Faucets Run Dry
February 9, 2006 12:00 AM - Angela K. Brown, Associated Press

Water is so precious in the little town of Bryson, Texas, that elementary school students have to wash their hands with pre-moistened wipes instead of turning on the restroom faucets.

Senate, White House at Odds over River Locks Funding
February 9, 2006 12:00 AM - Sam Hananel, Associated Press

More than 75 senators are demanding a vote on a river navigation project that faces resistance from the White House.

U.S. Evangelicals Urge Action on Global Warming
February 9, 2006 12:00 AM - Alan Eisner, Reuters

A group of 85 evangelical Christian leaders Wednesday backed legislation opposed by the White House to cut carbon dioxide emissions, kicking off a campaign to mobilize religious conservatives to combat global warming.

Less Snow in Rockies Slows Release of CO2 Emissions
February 9, 2006 12:00 AM - Patricia Reaney, Reuters

Rising temperatures and a decline in the amount of snow in the Rocky Mountains have slowed the release of carbon dioxide, the main gas blamed for global warming, from forest soil, researchers said on Wednesday.

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