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Bonaire Teens Reconstruct Skeleton of Whale Impaled by Cruise Ship
May 23, 2005 12:00 AM - George Desalvo, Associated Press

It wasn't until the cruise ship Nieuw Amsterdam docked in Bonaire that the captain discovered why it was making headway so slowly. "The bow of your vessel has impaled a whale," the port captain said.

Taiwan President Marks Anniversary by Recycling Paper as Poll Ratings Drop
May 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Taiwan's President Chen Shui-bian marked the beginning of his sixth year in office Friday by rolling up his sleeves and collecting paper for a recyling project in a Taipei suburb, as opinion polls showed a significant slide in his popularity.

Brazil Losing Fight to Save the Amazon
May 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Maria Pia Palermo, Reuters

In the heart of what is known in Brazil's Amazon as the "arc of deforestation" it is clear that the fight to save the jungle is being lost.

Farallon Islands Form Teeming Wildlife Haven West of San Francisco
May 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Terence Chea, Associated Press

Less than 30 miles from San Francisco, an archipelago of rocky islands rises out of the Pacific Ocean, forming a largely undisturbed wildlife haven that biologists call California's Galapagos.

Quality Angling Tied to Conservation -- An ENN Commentary
May 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Dr. Mamie Parker, USFWS

Over 40 million Americans call themselves anglers. Their hopes and passions for the outdoors power an enormous economic engine, spending over $41 billion a year.

Jordan, Israel, Palestinians Agree on Action to Save Shrinking Dead Sea
May 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Shafika Mattar, Associated Press

Jordan, Israel and the Palestinians agreed Sunday to go ahead with a three-year feasibility study to save the Dead Sea, whose constant evaporation will lead to its complete disappearance in five decades, experts say.

Groundbreaking Wave Power Electricity Project to Be Built off Portugal
May 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Doug Mellgren, Associated Press

A pioneering commercial wave power plant, producing clean and renewable energy, is to go on line off Portugal in 2006, after a contract was signed last week, project partners have announced.

Advisory Group Recommends Five-Year Ban on Harvesting Black Coral
May 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press

A scientific advisory group has recommended a five-year ban on harvesting black coral in the waters around Hawaii because younger populations of the popular jewelry source are declining.

System Unveiled that Changes Hog Waste into Clean Water
May 23, 2005 12:00 AM - William L. Holmes, Associated Press

Don Lloyd stepped up a ladder and dipped his empty bottle into a tank of water that six hours earlier had been flushed out of three nearby pens filled with thousands of hogs. "There, that's pig water," Lloyd proclaimed as he held up the bottle and tipped it back for a thirst-quenching chug.

Quality Angling Tied to Conservation
May 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Dr. Mamie Parker, USFWS

(By Dr. Mamie Parker) The faintest early light spatters through the trees on the lake shore. On the water, an angler plies closer, quietly, barely cutting the water to the low click and hum of a trolling motor. The angler waits in hope to outwit the object of affection. Anglers epitomize eternal optimists; they cast hope. Over 40 million Americans call themselves anglers and their hopes and passions for the outdoors power an enormous economic engine, spending over $41 billion a year.

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