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China's Environmental Agency Says Disasters Must Be Reported within One Hour

Environmental accidents must be reported within an hour after they are discovered, China's pollution watchdog ordered Tuesday, citing the public's "right to know" following a spate of disasters. >> Read the Full Article

Bush Budget Triples Money from Alaska Oil Drilling

The Bush administration Monday again asked Congress to allow oil drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), but almost tripled its estimate for the amount of money that would be collected in leasing fees from energy companies. >> Read the Full Article

Deadly Fungus Threatens Beloved Panamanian Frog

A deadly fungus is creeping through Panama, killing hundreds of thousands of amphibians and putting the country's national symbol, the golden frog, at risk of extinction, scientists say. >> Read the Full Article

Art Exhibit Attempts to Chronicle 'New Gold Rush'

The images are stark -- mazes of new, dusty roads on the open range, growing pools of groundwater and the faces of folks affected, for better or worse, by the coal-bed methane boom in Wyoming's Powder River Basin. >> Read the Full Article

'Lost World' Found in Indonesian Jungle

Scientists said on Tuesday they had found a "Lost World" in an Indonesian mountain jungle, home to dozens of exotic new species of birds, butterflies, frogs and plants. >> Read the Full Article

You Can Fool Some of the Fish Some of the Time...

In the ancient struggle between man and fish, man has a new weapon. Forget fancy lures, depth charges or precision casting guns. The new weapon requires vision -- ultraviolet vision. >> Read the Full Article

Federal Protection Sought for Florida Bears

Conservation groups and an animal welfare group are suing to get the Florida black bear added to the federal list of endangered or threatened species. >> Read the Full Article

Birds Put on Show for New York Harbor Cruise

When a boatload of bird-watchers set forth on an "eco-cruise" of New York harbor, it was almost as if the birds knew they were coming. >> Read the Full Article

Deaths Push Rare Asia Dolphins Nearer Extinction

Ten dead Irrawaddy dolphins have been found in Cambodia's Mekong river, eight of them calves, pushing one of the rarest cetaceans nearer extinction, the environmental group WWF International said on Friday. >> Read the Full Article

Controversy Over Padre Island Beach Access

A 9 1/2-mile-wide bay separates rural Willacy County from what surely must be paradise: Padre Island's isolated beaches, a nature retreat for bird watchers and what's considered some of the best sport-fishing in the country. >> Read the Full Article