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Rattlesnakes Thrive in Iowa Prairie
June 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Chuck Schoffner, Associated Press

While some treat snakes with revulsion, the Nature Conservancy has nothing but respect for the prairie rattlesnakes that slither through the tall grasses just south of town.

Urban Dwellers Mainly Cause Global Warning, but See Little of It
June 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Uta Harnischfeger, Associated Press

Urban dwellers are mainly responsible for global warming, but see little of the effects because they have their biggest impact in isolated and sparsely populated regions, the U.N. environment agency said.

Researchers Look at Role of Fish in Coal-Bed Methane Debate
June 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Becky Bohrer, Associated Press

Ever since developers learned how to tap coal seams in the Powder River Basin for natural gas, they've struggled with what to do with the brackish groundwater that comes out first. A fish may be the answer.

Permafrost May Be Shrinking Arctic Lakes
June 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Dan Joling, Associated Press

Arctic lakes are shrinking, and melting permafrost brought on by higher temperatures may be the reason, according to a research paper.

Mayors from Around World Sign 'Urban Environmental Accords'
June 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Justin M. Norton, Associated Press

Mayors from around the world on Sunday signed an international treaty calling for increased use of public transportation and drastic cuts to the amount of trash sent to landfills.

Study Looks at Yellowstone Roads, Bison
June 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Becky Bohrer, Associated Press

Roads groomed for snowmobiles and snowcoaches in Yellowstone National Park are not the key factor influencing bison distribution and numbers in the park, a researcher said.

New Logging Permits Banned in Amazon State with Rampant Deforestation
June 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Alan Clendenning, Associated Press

New logging permits were suspended Friday in a huge Amazon state where the rain forest is being cleared at an ever increasing rate, a day after police launched a crackdown on official corruption.

Britain Promises to Make G-8 Summit Environmentally Friendly
June 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Emily Winter, Associated Press

World leaders gathering for a summit of the G-8 group of wealthy nations in Scotland next month will do so without contributing to global warming, Britain's government promised.

State Collects Stamp Fees to Boost Sportfishing, but Keeps Funds on the Hook
June 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Andrew Lepage, The Sacramento Bee

California has reeled in more than $2.5 million over the past year and a half from the $5 stamps anglers must buy to fish in the Delta and Sacramento Valley rivers -- a pot of money that's supposed to boost sportfishing.

Star Wars Spoof Touts Organic Produce, Angers Conventional Farmers
June 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Dennis Pollock, The Fresno Bee

An online video spoof of Star Wars that touts organic produce with characters like Chewbroccoli and Obi Wan Cannolies not have everybody in the produce industry smiling.

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