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Fungus Blamed for Washington Porpoise Deaths
October 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A microscopic fungus native to Australia and blamed for the death of people and animals in British Columbia is now linked to the deaths of porpoises and at least one cat in Washington state.

Groups Find Colorful Bird in Colombia
October 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Lauren Drake, Associated Press

A colorful bird new to science has been discovered in a previously unexplored Andean cloud forest, spurring efforts to protect the area, conservation groups have announced.

Asian Nations to Find Ways to Tackle Haze
October 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Southeast Asian environment ministers plan to meet soon to thrash out strategies to help Indonesia extinguish forest fires causing a choking smog across the region.

Climate Change May Hurt Asian Economies
October 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Meraiah Foley, Associated Press

Hotter temperatures and higher sea levels could devastate Asian economies, displace millions of people and put millions more at risk from infectious disease, according to a climate change report released Monday.

From Burgers to Spinach, Food Chain is Vulnerable to Outbreaks
October 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Libby Quaid, Associated Press

The recent outbreak of E. coli in spinach from California exposed a weakness in the nation's food chain: A system that quickly delivers meat, fruits and vegetables to consumers just as easily can spread potentially deadly bacteria.

Once All but Disappeared, Texas Bighorn Sheep Now Numerous Enough for Hunting
October 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Betsy Blaney, Associated Press

Bighorn sheep had all but disappeared about 50 years ago from the West Texas mountains where they once flourished. Now there are so many that they're being hunted.

Bush Pushes Environment Moves, but Still Draws Ire
October 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

He's set up the world's largest protected marine reserve, raised air pollution standards and pledged to end damaging fishing, but President Bush still draws environmentalists' ire for his stance on global warming.

Zoologist, Filmmaker Heinz Sielmann Dies
October 9, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Heinz Sielmann, a German zoologist and internationally acclaimed documentary filmmaker whose works included "Vanishing Wilderness" and "Masters of the Congo Jungle," has died. He was 89.

Haze Brings Misery, Health Problems in Indonesia
October 9, 2006 12:00 AM - Beawiharta, Reuters

Thick smoke from bush and forest fires in Indonesia has forced schools to close and brought misery to residents, officials said on Friday, with no sign of firefighters in one hard-hit area.

California Grower Recalls Possibly Tainted Lettuce
October 9, 2006 12:00 AM - Andy Sullivan, Reuters

A California grower recalled its green-leaf lettuce Sunday because of possible E. coli contamination, only weeks after tainted spinach from the same region was pulled from grocery shelves across the nation.

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