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Tons of Dead Fish Scooped from Lagoon in Rio
September 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Cleanup crews on Friday scooped tons of dead fish from the surface of Marapendi lagoon, stagnant and polluted by sewage from high-rise apartment buildings on Rio's fashionable southwest side.

Katrina Fuels Global Warming Storm
September 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Hurricane Katrina has spurred debate about global warming worldwide with some environmentalists sniping at President George W. Bush for pulling out of the main U.N. plan for braking climate change.

Bats May Have Been Source of SARS, Study Finds
September 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Bats found in Hong Kong carry a virus very similar to the severe acute respiratory syndrome or SARS virus and might be able to spread it, Chinese researchers reported Friday.

Scientists Find Growing Land Bulge in Oregon
September 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Teresa Carson, Reuters

A large, slow-growing volcanic bulge in Eastern Oregon is attracting the attention of seismologists who say that the rising ground could be the beginnings of a volcano or simply magma shifting underground.

Japan Begins Offshore Research Hunt for 60 Whales off Northern Island of Hokkaido
September 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Japanese whaling ships returned to port Friday with the first three of 60 whales they plan to catch along the nation's northern coast as they began the season's research program that opponents criticize as commercial whaling.

European Farmers Need To Look at Ways of Cutting Greenhouse Gases, Minister Says
September 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

European farmers need to look at ways of reducing their contribution to greenhouse gases, Britain's agriculture and environment minister said Sunday after meeting with her counterparts from across Europe.

Biloxi Harbor Eases Back into Business; Fishing Boats Return to Bay
September 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Matt Apuzzo, Associated Press

The harbor showed signs of life Saturday as the Coast Guard allowed limited commercial traffic for the first time since Hurricane Katrina.

Countries to Agree to Save Ape Habitats
September 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Anjan Sundaram, Associated Press

Nearly two dozen countries were to commit themselves Friday to saving primate habitats and stopping poaching in a historic push to protect the world's dwindling great ape populations.

Mexico Beats Deadline for Eliminating Ozone-Depleting Chemicals
September 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Olga R. Rodriguez, Associated Press

Mexico has stopped producing ozone-depleting chemicals four years before a deadline set by an international agreement, Mexican Environment Secretary Jose Luis Luege Tamargo announced Friday.

Captive Breeding Seen as Lifeline for Amphibians
September 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Amphibian experts are likely to urge captive breeding to slow a catastrophic rate of extinctions threatening a third of all species of frogs and salamanders, a leading scientist said.

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