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Oceans Getting Louder; Effects Unclear
April 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Jay Lindsay, Associated Press

High-profile whale beachings have been linked to sonar blasts and sparked fierce public debate over the military's use of sound in national defense. But a broader concern for scientists is rising levels of ocean background noise, much of it generated by commercial shipping, and whether it interferes with the way the entire sea has operated for eons.

Monuments to Unsustainability
April 18, 2005 12:00 AM - James Quigley, Center for Sustainable Energy

(By James Quigley) My 13-year old son is fascinated with muscle cars. He subscribes to one of those magazines that give him all he wants to know about horsepower-to-weight ratio...

Peru Judge Orders Cleanup of Town Polluted by U.S.-Based Metals Producer
April 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Rick Vecchio, Associated Press

Environmentalists declared victory Friday after winning a preliminary civil court ruling ordering health officials to alleviate toxic emissions in La Oroya, a bleak, smoke-choked town where U.S.-based Doe Run Co. operates a metallurgical plant.

The Potential of LEDs
April 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

United Technologies Touts Environment Record
April 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Stephen Pounds, The Palm Beach (FL) Post

United Technologies Corp. is going green, among other things.

ENN Presents "Sky Tour"
April 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

ENN is thrilled to bring you a very special presentation: "Sky Tour," a personal tour of the night sky, hosted by ENN publisher Jerry Kay and featuring your tour guide Bing Quock of the Morrison Planetarium at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco.

Eggs Hatching for Aurora the Octopus
April 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Mary Pemberton, Associated Press

Aurora -- with all eight of her arms -- held tight to her dream of motherhood. The aging Giant Pacific octopus, a resident of the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward, embraced her maternal instinct and was rewarded this week as her eggs finally began hatching.

Canada Sees Threat from Soil in Chinese Toy Guns
April 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Canada said Thursday it was ordering the recall of 21,000 Chinese-made toy guns because the weapons contained soil which could contaminate crops and forests.

Wholphin -- Part Whale, Part Dolphin -- Born in Captivity in Hawaii
April 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Jeanette J. Lee, Associated Press

A rare whale-dolphin mix has given birth to a playful female calf, said officials at a Hawaii water life park.

Baby Rhino Named for Designer Marc Ecko
April 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Designer Marc Ecko, who made a rhino logo into a fashion statement, now has a zoo rhino named in his honor.

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