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Senators, Administration Move to Protect Cape Cod Wind Project
May 8, 2006 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press

The Bush administration and two influential senators weighed in Friday against a provision that would block a 130-turbine wind farm off Cape Cod, where some of Washington's most powerful have vacation retreats.

Wild Banana Species in India Vanishing
May 8, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Wild banana species are disappearing in India, the world's biggest producer of the fruit, due to shrinking forests and rapid urbanization, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization has said.

Coral Species Put on 'Threatened' List
May 8, 2006 12:00 AM - Adrian Sainz, Associated Press

Two coral species in Florida and the Caribbean now have a spot on the federal threatened list because of dangers posed by human activity, hurricanes and higher water temperatures.

Scientists Fear for Nesting Turtles
May 8, 2006 12:00 AM - Lynn Brezosky, Associated Press

Endangered Kemp's ridley sea turtles emerge on South Padre Island, Texas every spring from the Gulf of Mexico, leaving smeary trails of flipper prints from surf through sand to nests where they lay their eggs.

Argentina Takes Battle over Uruguay Mills to Hague
May 5, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Argentina sued neighboring Uruguay in an international court Thursday over the construction of two giant pulp mills on the Uruguay side of a shared river, which Argentina fears will cause pollution.

Eight New Frog Species Discovered in Laos
May 5, 2006 12:00 AM - Michael Casey, Associated Press

Scientists working in Laos say they have discovered eight new species of frogs in the past two years. Among them is one where the male is half the size of the female and another which has a row of spines running down its belly.

U.S. to Protect Two Coral Species as Caribbean Warms
May 5, 2006 12:00 AM - Timothy Gardner, Reuters

The U.S. government said Thursday it would list two coral species as "threatened" under federal species protection laws after damage to them increased last year as the Caribbean warmed to record levels.

Grid Operator Urges Congress Not to Block Wind Farm Proposal
May 5, 2006 12:00 AM - Stephanie Ebbert, Boston Globe

The organization that manages the New England power grid is urging Congress not to block a wind farm proposed off the coast of the Cape and Islands, saying the region is in urgent need of new sources of energy.

Switching to Cleaner Fuels, Improved Stoves Could Save Millions of Lives
May 5, 2006 12:00 AM - Erica Bulman, Associated Press

Cooking with wood, dung, coal and other solid fuels on traditional stoves each year kills 1.5 million people who breathe in the poisonous fumes, the U.N. health agency said in a report released Thursday.

Scientists Probe Atlantic, Find New Species of Life
May 5, 2006 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Scientists have found about 10-20 new species of tiny creatures in the depths of the Atlantic in a survey that will gauge whether global warming may harm life in the oceans, an international report said on Thursday.

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