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Rare Wayward Manatee Entertains Texans as it Frolics
May 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Lynn Brezosky, Associated Press

A manatee has wandered hundreds of miles out of its range to a fishing post at the southern tip of Texas, where it is delighting locals with its lumbering grace and penchant for showing its flippers and belly.

India to Set up Home for Tigers
May 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Tigers of the Sunderbans Forest in eastern India can rest easy after a news report Monday said the state government is setting up an old age home for them.

Disney in Hot Water over Hong Kong Shark's Fin Soup
May 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Conservationists slammed Disney on Monday for its plans to serve dishes such as shark's fin soup, sea cucumber and abalone in its hotel restaurants when it opens a new theme park in Hong Kong in September.

Bush Says New EPA Chief will Put Science at Heart of Environmental Policy
May 24, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

President Bush, in a rare visit to the Environmental Protection Agency, pledged Monday that science would be at the heart of the nation's air, water and land policies.

Australia Working to Prevent Resumption of Commercial Whaling
May 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Australian officials are working to prevent a resumption of commercial whaling and halt Japan's scientific research whaling, a Cabinet minister said Tuesday.

Miners, Environmentalists Stand at the Ready as Interest in Coal Reignites
May 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Scott Barker, The Knoxville News-Sentinel

With the comeback of Tennessee's coal industry comes renewed resistance. Environmental activists have geared up in opposition to mountaintop mining, which allows companies to slice off the tops of some of the oldest mountains on earth.

Greenpeace Slams High-Tech Firms for 'E-Waste' in China
May 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Kyodo News International

The international environmental group Greenpeace slammed American and Japanese electronics giants on Monday for making computers or phones with parts that harm the health of Chinese people who recycle them.

On-Ramp to the Hydrogen Highway
May 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Rogers, San Jose Mercury News

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will advocate that California invest $54 million in public money to help build a network of up to 100 hydrogen fueling stations statewide within five years, according to new details of his "Hydrogen Highway" plan.

Alcoa Recognized at Industrial Energy Technology Conference
May 24, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Alcoa was recognized for energy conservation and environmental stewardship when it was named a recipient of an Energy Award during the Industrial Energy Technology Conference (IETC) held recently in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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.

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