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Two Mississippi Dolphins Rescued after Katrina
September 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Wildlife experts Thursday rescued two of eight bottlenose dolphins swept from their aquarium home into the Gulf of Mexico by Hurricane Katrina and said they hoped to recapture the others in the next few days.

EU Delegation Signs Deal with Bosnia on Environmental Monitoring System
September 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The European Union and Bosnia-Herzegovina agreed on Friday to establish a system for monitoring the Balkan country's environment, a statement said Friday.

Officials Say Anthrax Killed 37 Montana Cattle
September 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Becky Bohrer, Associated Press

Anthrax has killed 37 cattle on a northeast Montana ranch now under quarantine, the state veterinarian said Thursday.

Senate Panel Plans EPA Rollback in Katrina Recovery
September 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Lisa Lambert, Reuters

A Senate panel is drafting legislation that would allow the Environmental Protection Agency to suspend any anti-pollution regulations for 120 days to help in the recovery from Hurricane Katrina, an environmental group said on Thursday.

Scientist Says Global Warming Options Exist
September 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Global warming poses a threat to the earth, but humans can probably ease the climate threats brought on by rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, global climate specialist Richard Alley told an audience at the University of Vermont.

Bigger Brained Birds Do Better, Study Says
September 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Birds with bigger brains adapted better to the environment and therefore did better, according to scientists from The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Liverpool University and Birmingham University.

U.N. Says Ozone Layer Should Keep Healing
September 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Uta Harnischfeger, Associated Press

The hole in the ozone layer this year will probably be slightly smaller than the all-time largest of 2003, in line with the general trend of a gradual healing of the ozone layer's depletion, a U.N. agency said Friday.

Italy and Algeria Pledge To Further the U.N. Fight against Desertification
September 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Robin Hindery, Associated Press

Representatives from Italy, Algeria and the United Nations introduced several initiatives Thursday as part of the U.N.'s expanding effort to combat desertification and related problems like poverty.

Scientists Collect Fish To Assess Environmental Damage from Katrina
September 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Garry Mitchell, Associated Press

Scientists harvested fish off the Mississippi coast as part of the latest effort to assess environmental damage inflicted by Hurricane Katrina's monstrous storm surge and toxic floodwaters.

Zimbabwe and China Swap Animals in Tiger Diplomacy
September 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Zimbabwe, increasingly seeking friends in the east as the West accuses it of human rights abuses, is extending its diplomatic drive to the animal kingdom.

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