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Greenpeace Blocks Ship Carrying Soya Allegedly from Illegal Amazon Farms
April 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Greenpeace on Friday delayed the docking of a ship at Amsterdam harbor that it said was carrying a cargo of soya grown in illegally deforested areas of the Amazon for processing for European fast food restaurants.

Scientists Warn, 'Don't Pollute the Puget Sound'
April 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

In Puget Sound, pollution is forever. That's the message scientists hope residents of Western Washington will remember the next time they flush chemicals down their toilets or curbside drains.

Guide to Help Protect Endangered Whales Soon Available in Russian
April 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Mary Pemberton, Associated Press

There once were more than 10,000 right whales in the North Pacific but the whales were hunted nearly to extinction in the 1800s because they were easy to harpoon and floated when dead.

Pipe Break Spews Sewage into U.S. Virgin Islands Harbor
April 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Mat Probasco, Associated Press

A pipe break has spilled millions of liters (gallons) of raw sewage near a residential area in the U.S. Virgin Islands, officials said Friday.

State OKs Power Line Through Kentucky Forest
April 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Roger Alford, Associated Press

A state agency has approved an electric cooperative's plan to cut a 100-foot-wide swath across nearly 5 miles of the Daniel Boone National Forest, a project that environmentalists fear could open the woodlands to unwelcome species that would wage war on migratory songbirds.

Canada Troops Mount Big Arctic Sovereignty Patrol
April 10, 2006 12:00 AM - David Ljunggren, Reuters

Canadian forces Sunday wrapped up a two-week exercise designed to assert sovereignty over the Arctic at a time when climate change is fueling international interest in the desolate, mineral-rich region.

Oslo's Sewage Heats Its Homes
April 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

In an extreme energy project tapping heat from raw sewage, Oslo's citizens are helping to warm their homes and offices simply by flushing the toilet.

China to Establish Reserve for Rare White Dolphin
April 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

China plans to set up its first reserve for the endangered white dolphin off the coast of the southern city of Zhuhai in the southern Guangdong province, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday.

OSU Researchers Propose Sea Floor Map Plan
April 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Researchers are proposing the most ambitious mapping ever done of the sea floor off Oregon, saying the project would produce long-term benefits for everything from fisheries management to tsunami planning and creation of marine reserves.

Sooty Mangabeys at Heart of Research Fight
April 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Mike Stobbe, Associated Press

Sooty mangabeys are at the center of a precedent-setting debate over whether researchers should be allowed to experiment on an endangered species.

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