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Tajik Leader Urges More International Aid for Shrinking Aral Sea
May 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Tajikistan's president called Monday for more international aid to alleviate the ecological damage from Central Asia's shrinking Aral Sea, once one of the world's largest inland bodies of water.

Saving Energy a Cool Idea in Hot Weather
May 31, 2005 12:00 AM - James and Morris Carey, Associated Press

Summer is a good time to save energy, not only because of the expense but because of summer's increased demand and risk of blackouts.

Great Lakes Soil Probed for Helpful Fungi
May 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A biologist from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is scouring the bottom of Lake Michigan, looking not for clams, but for bacteria and fungi that develop anti-bacterial chemicals that could be developed into life-saving drugs for humans.

Mountain Lion Research Continues in South Dakota
May 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Wayne Ortman, Associated Press

Wildlife managers want to know more about the reproductive rate and survival rate of kittens and where young lions go when they set out on their own, said John Kanta, a big-game biologist for the state Department of Game, Fish and Parks in Rapid City, South Dakota.

The Toyota Prius and Climate Change: Good Technology versus the Misuse of Science -- An ENN Commentary
May 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Peter H. Gleick, The Pacific Institute

I guess it was inevitable. I am an environmental scientist. I live in Berkeley, California. I work, eat, and breathe environmental issues daily. It was therefore fated that my family would buy a Prius.

Weyerhaeuser Executive, Descendant Urges Colorado to Recycle More
May 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Steve Raabe, The Denver Post

George Weyerhaeuser Jr. of the paper-making giant Weyerhaeuser Co. looks at Colorado and fails to see the environmentally activist state that others perceive. Rather, Weyerhaeuser sees mountains of discarded waste that aren't being recycled.

Wildlife Officials to Kill 4,000 Cormorants
May 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Gregg Aamot, Associated Press

Chris Anderson is only half-joking when he offers a solution for the hungry cormorants that are eating the fish in Leech Lake -- and taking money out of his pocket. "Kill them all," he says of the voracious, predatory birds.

Hurricane Season Could Renew Global Warming Debate
May 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Michael Christie, Reuters

If hurricanes again pound the United States this summer, their roar is likely to be accompanied by the din of another storm -- an angry debate among U.S. scientists over the impact of global warming.

Base Closings Leave Behind Large Swaths of Pollution
May 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Matt Apuzzo, Associated Press

For decades, the land around the Navy's oldest submarine base was a dumping ground for whatever it needed to dispose of: sulfuric acid, torpedo fuel, waste oil and incinerator ash.

A Highway through the Amazon Promises Riches, but Some Fear Ecological Catastrophe
May 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Alan Clendenning, Associated Press

Burly truckers share thermoses of sweet coffee, cook rice and beans on camp stoves and lounge in the shade of Amazon jungle palms, waiting for their rigs to be towed through a half-mile stretch of waist-deep mud.

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