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Scientists Seek to Spy on World's Fish
June 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Thousands of marine animals could be tracked under a $150 million project to understand threats to life in the oceans with technology perfected for supermarket checkouts, scientists said on Monday.

Supreme Court Takes Up What Could Be Key Ruling on Climate Change
June 27, 2006 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press

Running for president, George W. Bush said he was ready to regulate carbon dioxide. But in early 2001, shortly after taking office, he changed his mind. Now the Supreme Court may force the president to shift gears again.

Baby Pelicans Starving Along California Coast
June 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Marcus Wohlsen, Associated Press

Scores of starving baby pelicans -- emaciated, cold and too weak to fly -- are washing up on California beaches in disturbing numbers this spring.

Rainy Netherlands Hosts Solar Boat Race
June 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Toby Sterling, Associated Press

More than 20 teams from Europe and the United States are gearing up for the Nuon Solar Challenge, a contest to build and race a solar-powered boat.

Denmark to Set Up Ice Cap Stations
June 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press

Denmark is to set up seven unmanned measuring stations along the edge of Greenland's vast ice cap, to monitor how fast the frozen sheet covering the massive island is thinning.

Boat Speed Limit Proposed to Save Whales
June 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Brandie M. Jefferson, Associated Press

A federal agency wants to set a speed limit for boats along stretches of the East Coast to help protect endangered whales from deadly collisions.

Harriet, 176-Year-Old Giant Tortoise, Dies
June 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A 176-year-old tortoise believed to be one of the world's oldest living creatures has died in an Australian zoo. She was reputed to have been one of three tortoises taken from the Galapagos Islands by Charles Darwin in 1835.

Environmental Groups Wouldn't Support Caribbean Tourism Boycott
June 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Adam Raney, Associated Press

Environmental groups on Friday said they would not support a tourism boycott against the six Caribbean countries that voted to chip away at the 20-year-old ban on commercial whaling at the International Whaling Commission meeting.

Small Utah Tribe Bitterly Divided over Storing Radioactive Waste
June 26, 2006 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press

Leon Bear, a stocky man in T-shirt and jeans, peers across the sagebrush-pocked valley where his ancestors once chased Pony Express riders and sees the future for his dwindling tribe. Nuclear waste.

Possibly Intoxicated Pelican Runs into Windshield
June 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A California brown pelican flew through the windshield of a car on the Pacific Coast Highway on Thursday, and wildlife officials said the bird was probably intoxicated by a chemical in the water.

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