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Bush Proposes Large Increase for Parks Leading up to 100th Birthday Bash

National parks would get extra money next year to prepare for a big birthday bash -- their own. President Bush's 2008 budget, unveiled Monday, would give the National Park Service its largest-ever funding increase in preparation for the park system's 100th birthday in 2016. >> Read the Full Article

Iowa Considers New Deer Contraceptive

Iowa wildlife experts are looking into a new deer contraceptive that could curb the state's multimillion-dollar-a-year overpopulation problem. >> Read the Full Article

Drought Triggers U.S. Water Wars, Pits Montana against Wyoming

For eight years drought has choked the Bighorn River, chopping 30 miles (48 kilometers) off Bighorn Lake in recent summers and prompting tourists to go elsewhere. And now a U.S. senator from Montana -- anxious to tap the reservoir to feed a downstream trout fishery -- could end Lovell's recreational plans for good. >> Read the Full Article

Greens Say Russia 2014 Winter Olympics Bid Threatens Ecology

Leading environmental groups said on Friday Russia's bid to host the 2014 Winter Olympics would involve tearing down forest that is home to rare wildlife including brown bears and red deer. >> Read the Full Article

Forty-Six Nations Call for Tougher U.N. Environment Role

Forty-six nations called for the creation of a more powerful U.N. environment agency on Saturday, saying the survival of humanity was at risk, but the United States, China and Russia did not sign up. >> Read the Full Article

Beech Bark Disease on Eco-Invader List

Beech bark disease has taken hold in Michigan's Seney National Wildlife Refuge, a dagger aimed at the heart of a stalwart native hardwood. The American beech has relatively little economic value for people but plays a starring role in the natural drama acted out daily in Michigan's northern forests. >> Read the Full Article

Britain Culls Turkeys to Quell Bird Flu Outbreak

Britain gassed tens of thousands of turkeys and extended restrictions on the movement of poultry on Sunday to try to prevent the spread of deadly bird flu from a farm in eastern England. >> Read the Full Article

PM Says Australia Must Put Price on Carbon Emissions

Australia must place a price on carbon emissions to fight climate change, Prime Minister John Howard said Monday in an apparent softening on his refusal to join in global carbon trading. >> Read the Full Article

Defying Mark Twain, World Seeks to Fix Weather

"Everybody talks about the weather but nobody does anything about it," according to a complaint widely attributed to Mark Twain. But now the quip faces its strongest test after dire scientific and economic warnings about the risks of failing to address ever more extreme weather blamed on global warming. >> Read the Full Article

Oil-Rich Venezuela's Leader Takes Up the Energy Conservation Cause

His ambitious social programs are built on Venezuela's petroleum wealth, but President Hugo Chavez is increasingly talking up environmental causes and urging the world to cut back on oil use to fight global warming. >> Read the Full Article