Zanzibar Imposes Ban on Plastic Shopping Bags
November 8, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press
Zanzibar imposed a ban on plastic shopping bags this week to protect the country's beleaguered environment, an official said Wednesday.
Indian Court Urged to End Monkey Business
November 8, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters
An Indian state government has asked the country's highest court to help get a monkey of its back -- or rather about 300 monkeys.
Court Finds Bureau of Land Management Violated Protections for Treetop Rodent to Allow Logging
November 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Jeff Barnard, Associated Press
A small rodent that lives in the treetops of old growth forests is blocking two timber sales in southwestern Oregon. A federal appeals court on Monday ruled the U.S. Bureau of Land Management illegally downgraded protections for the red tree vole to make the two sales possible.
Montana Trout Moved Because of Wildfire
November 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Susan Gallagher, Associated Press
About 1,000 Yellowstone cutthroat trout, feared in jeopardy from the aftereffects of a major Montana wildfire, are being captured and moved temporarily to streams not threatened by fire damage.
U.S. Considers Bird-Friendly Communications Towers
November 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters
The Federal Communications Commission drew praise from a wildlife conservation group Monday for considering a plan to make communications towers less deadly for migrating birds.
Indonesia Opposition Upset over Helipad for Bush
November 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters
The construction of a helipad in Indonesia's famed botanical gardens for an upcoming visit by U.S. President George W. Bush will damage protected plants, an opposition party said on Tuesday.
Indonesia Forest Fires, Attacks Kill 1,000 Orangutans
November 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters
About 1,000 orangutans are estimated to have died in Indonesia during the dry season this year in which raging forest fires have produced thick smoke across huge areas of Southeast Asia, a conservationist said on Monday.
Plastic Trash Vortex Menaces Pacific Sealife
November 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters
Old toothbrushes, beach toys and used condoms are part of a vast vortex of plastic trash in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, threatening sea creatures that get tangled in it, eat it or ride on it, a new report says.
Public Split on New Snowmobile Plan
November 3, 2006 12:00 AM - Erin DeMuth, Post-Star, Glens Falls, N.Y.
Cheers and jeers, delight and outrage. The New York Department of Environmental Conservation has been getting some of each since it unveiled a new Adirondack Snowmobile Plan in mid-October.
Boy Gets Rare Shot of California Condor
November 3, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press
A 5-year-old boy has taken a photograph of what experts say may be the first California condor to fly in Topanga Canyon's skies in more than a century.