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Proposal Cuts Murrelet Habitat Area
A federal proposal would slash the critical habitat in Oregon, Washington and California set aside under the Endangered Species Act for the marbled murrelet, a threatened sea bird, by about 95 percent, to 221,692 acres.
02/19/2018 03:31 PM
Destructive Insects on Rise in Alaska
Destructive insects in unprecedented numbers are finding Alaska forests to be a congenial home, said University of Alaska forestry professor Glenn Juday, and climate change could be the welcome mat.
02/19/2018 03:31 PM
EU Commission Proposes Cleanup Strategy for Mediterranean
The European Commission on Wednesday proposed a strategy to clean up the Mediterranean and halt pollution from industry, shipping and households by 2020.
02/19/2018 03:31 PM
Brazil Sees Amazon Land Clearing Easing This Year
Huge tracts of Brazil's Amazon rainforest were cleared legally and illegally in the past year, but the rate of deforestation slowed, the country's environment minister said Tuesday.
02/19/2018 03:31 PM
Brazil Proposes Fund to Stem Rainforest Cutting
Brazil proposed Thursday a fund to compensate developing countries that slow the destruction of their rainforests, a move that could help lower emissions of gases blamed for rising world temperatures.
02/19/2018 03:31 PM
U.S. Interior Secretary Gets Firsthand Look at Oil-Rich Wildlife Refuge in Alaska
Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne made his first visit to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and was greeted by local leaders concerned not about drilling in the refuge, but by plans for offshore oil development.
02/19/2018 03:31 PM
Drought to Shut Down Canadian Rain Forest Resort
A well-known resort town in a Canadian Pacific rain forest must shutter its hotels and businesses this week because a prolonged drought has slashed water supplies, officials said Wednesday.
02/19/2018 03:31 PM
Interior Secretary Says North Slope Drilling Is Safe, Will Proceed
Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne declared after a helicopter tour that drilling will proceed in a North Slope region that has become the focus of a new dispute over Alaska oil drilling.
02/19/2018 03:31 PM
Dam Broken to Restore California Wetlands
The ocean flowed into historic wetlands Thursday for the first time in more than a century after bulldozers peeled back the last layer of an earthen dam.
02/19/2018 03:31 PM
New Shrimp Farm Rules Aim to Save Asian Mangroves
Environmental regulation of shrimp farming operations across Asia takes a major step forward next month, when the U.N. food agency considers adoption of a set of tougher industry guidelines published on Tuesday.
02/19/2018 03:31 PM