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Researchers Document Tool-Use by Dolphins
June 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press

A group of dolphins living off the coast of Australia apparently teach their offspring to protect their snouts with sponges while foraging for food in the sea floor. Researchers say it appears to be a cultural behavior passed on from mother to daughter, a first for animals of this type, although such learning has been seen in other species.

China Says Water Pollution So Severe that Cities Could Lack Safe Supplies
June 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Joe McDonald, Associated Press

China's booming economy is driving a rapid rise in water pollution so severe that densely crowded cities could be left without adequate supplies, a Cabinet minister said Tuesday.

Lynx Making a Comeback in Minnesota
June 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Lynx No. 13 growled a warning at the researchers who came to weigh and tag her four kittens. The mother lynx watched from 20 feet away, never coming closer but never leaving, as the scientists poked and prodded the 3-week-old kittens, who received ear tags as part of a study that could determine the fate of her species in Minnesota.

Water Leads to Clash of Cultures in Colorado
June 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Colleen Slevin, Associated Press

When winter ends and Mathew Ryan decides to sharpen up his kayaking skills, he doesn't even bother to leave this Denver suburb. The 36-year-old contractor can practice his rolls and turns in Golden's whitewater recreation park, a challenging playground of artificial rapids, rocks and eddies.

Followers Leading the Leaders -- An ENN Commentary
June 7, 2005 12:00 AM - James Quigley, Center for Sustainable Energy

It is old news that the Bush administration stubbornly clings to the notion that there is insufficient evidence to support claims of human-caused climate alteration, despite the myriad reports to the contrary by thousands of scientists all over the world.

Followers Leading the Leaders
June 7, 2005 12:00 AM - James Quigley, Center for Sustainable Energy

(By James Quigley) It was one of those great moments in history. Mohandas K. Gandhi had organized massive numbers of Indians to march to the sea to make their own salt in protest to a tax on the commodity. The Mahatma remarked to newsmen who had stopped him along the way, “my people are leaving and I must follow them for I am their leader.” Of course, Gandhi’s Freedom Party ascended as the tide of history swept British colonial rule from power.

Groups Seek More Protection for Shorebird
June 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Angela Delli Santi, Associated Press

Environmentalists on Tuesday will urge the governors of New Jersey and Delaware to enforce strong new protections for a migratory shorebird threatened with extinction.

Dolphins Protect Their Snouts With Sponges
June 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press

A group of dolphins living off the coast of Australia apparently teach their offspring to protect their snouts with sponges while foraging for food in the sea floor. Researchers say it appears to be a cultural behavior passed on from mother to daughter, a first for animals of this type, although such learning has been seen in other species.

Innovative Farming Methods Save Money, Spare the Environment
June 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Matthew Wilde, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, Iowa

Bedding calves at Dave and Pam Bolin's farm is yesterday's news. In an effort to help the environment and control costs, the Clarksville dairy farmers shred old newspapers to keep young heifers comfortable.

Alternative Fuels Push to Benefit Alaska
June 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Tim Bradner, Alaska Journal of Commerce

A new federal initiative to manufacture alternate fuels from coal could benefit projects in Alaska. Theodore Barna, assistant deputy undersecretary of defense, said the Department of Defense is launching an effort to get U.S. industry to tackle alternative fuels projects to make ultra-clean, high-performance jet fuel and diesel for the military.

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