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Tsunami Pushes Leatherback Turtles Towards Brink
June 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Simon Denyer, Reuters

They survived the dinosaurs, but leatherback turtles may have moved one step closer to extinction when last December's tsunami washed away some of their most important nesting beaches in India's Nicobar islands.

Firm Expands PC Recycling
June 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Tom Sowa, The Spokesman-Review

A Spokane company that for the past two years has gathered up and sold discarded personal computers to Asian processors now says it will dismantle the machines and sell the recyclable waste overseas.

Raw-Food Fervor Starting to Sprout
June 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Sarah Skidmore, The San Diego Union Tribune

It's raw, but it's hot. Interest in eating food in its pure form, uncooked and unprocessed, is growing. Celebrities swear by the raw diet and local stores scramble to keep raw products in stock.

New Report From World Resources Institute Finds Environmental Loophole in Standards for Multilateral Development Banks
June 15, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

A report released today by the World Resources Institute (WRI) recommends that multilateral development banks (MDBs) incorporate environmental and social policies into their lending to financial intermediary (FI) institutions in developing countries.

Snakes Have Interesting Habits, Researchers Say
June 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

It may not matter to people who hate snakes, but researchers at Washington University have discovered that rattlers are adaptable and have some interesting habits.

Massachusetts Extends Shellfishing Limits to Federal Waters Due to Toxic Red Tide
June 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

An outbreak of toxic red tide algae that has shut down most shellfishing from Maine to Massachusetts also forced state officials to close federal waters, extending the affected area by thousands of square miles.

Arizona Officials May Import Endangered Owls
June 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Ananda Shorey, Associated Press

Wildlife officials are considering importing endangered owls from Mexico to boost the dwindling population in Arizona. To protect endangered cactus ferruginous pygmy owls, development already has been slowed or altered on thousands of acres of old-growth, ironwood-saguaro forest.

House Committee to Subpoena Worker in Yucca Mountain Investigation
June 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Erica Werner, Associated Press

A congressional committee will subpoena a former worker on the Yucca Mountain project who is at the center of a controversy over document falsification at the proposed nuclear waste dump.

WWF Says Japan Scientific Whaling a Sham
June 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Japan should stop harpooning whales for scientific research, the WWF environmental group said on Monday in a report denouncing the slaughter as a cover-up for commercial sales of the mammals' meat.

Texas Supreme Court Announces Ruling in Texas Environmental Cleanup Case
June 14, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

The Texas Supreme Court today decided a case of first impression over the "arranger liability" provision of the Texas Solid Waste Disposal Act.

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