Groups Want Forest Rules Overturned
November 2, 2006 12:00 AM - Terence Chea, Associated Press

Environmentalists asked a federal judge Wednesday to overturn the Bush administration's rules for managing the country's 155 national forests, arguing that the regulations illegally weaken protections for wilderness and wildlife.

New Aquatic Species Found in Hawaii
November 1, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Researchers on a three-week mission to the remote French Frigate Shoals in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands discovered 100 species never seen in the area before, including many that may be entirely new to science.

Scientist Says Large Coral Disappearing
November 1, 2006 12:00 AM - Mat Probasco, Associated Press

Large species of coral that form underwater reefs and create rich habitat for marine life are disappearing from around the U.S. Virgin Islands, Jamaica and elsewhere in the Caribbean, a leading researcher said Tuesday.

Former U.S. President Clinton Champions Mangrove Forest Recovery Efforts
November 1, 2006 12:00 AM - Tracee Herbaugh, Associated Press

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton lent his humanitarian heart to yet another cause: protecting the mangrove forests along the coastlines of countries affected by the 2004 tsunami, which he has made a special cause.

Ocean Dead Zone Off Oregon Dissipating
October 31, 2006 12:00 AM - Jeff Barnard, Associated Press

An ocean dead zone off Oregon that killed fish, crabs and sea worms in an area bigger than Rhode Island last summer lasted nearly three times longer than any of its predecessors before dissipating with autumn's change in the weather, scientists said Monday.

Bengal Tiger Gives Birth to Three Cubs
October 30, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A Bengal tiger has given birth to three cubs while on a circus tour of the Indonesian tourist island of Bali, a media report said Saturday.

Belize Barrier Reef Suffers, Global Warming Blamed
October 30, 2006 12:00 AM - Mica Rosenberg, Reuters

A rainbow-hued parrot fish nibbles on a veined purple sea fan in the tranquil waters of Belize's barrier reef, the largest in the western hemisphere.

Four Dead, Hundreds Flee California Wildfire
October 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Jill Serjeant, Reuters

A brush fire blamed on arsonists swept through the desert hills near Palm Springs Thursday, killing four firefighters, sending residents fleeing and trapping hundreds more in a rural park for recreational vehicles.

Amazon Deforestation Lowest Since 1991
October 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Tales Azzoni, Associated Press

Deforestation in the Amazon rain forest has declined to its lowest level since 1991 due to strict enforcement of environmental regulations, the Brazilian government said Thursday.

Wildlife Officials Plan Rescue for Manatee that Made It 700 Miles up Mississippi to Memphis
October 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Woody Baird, Associated Press

A misdirected manatee apparently swam 700 miles up the Mississippi River to a chilly harbor near Memphis' downtown riverfront, prompting rescue plans by wildlife officials.

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