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Coral Reefs Cheaper to Protect than Neglect, U.N. Finds
January 25, 2006 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Costs of safeguarding the world's fast-disappearing coral reefs and mangroves are small compared to the benefits they provide from tourism to fisheries, the U.N. Environment Programme (UNEP) said on Tuesday.

FDA Panel Recommends Federal Ban on Nonprescription Asthma Inhalers that Harm Ozone
January 25, 2006 12:00 AM - Andrew Bridges, Associated Press

Asthma sufferers may not be able to buy nonprescription inhalers much longer because the devices contain propellants that harm the ozone layer.

Contractor Allegedly Supplied Tainted Water to Iraq Base
January 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Larry Margasak, Associated Press

Water supplied to a U.S. base in Iraq was contaminated and the contractor in charge, Halliburton, failed to tell troops and civilians at the facility.

Hong Kong Dolphins Are Pretty in Pink
January 24, 2006 12:00 AM - William Foreman, Associated Press

Hong Kong is one of the best places in the world to see the dolphins, known as the Indo-Pacific humpback species.

On Beyond Organic -- Road to Recovery: Gulf Coast Farms
January 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Icicle Networks

When Eric Morrow, an eighth generation strawberry grower, returned to his Ponchatoula, LA farm after Hurricane Katrina passed, he compared the damage to the impact of a nuclear bomb.

East Africa People and Wildlife Struggles to Share Precious Land and Water
January 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Rodrique Ngowi, Associated Press

Elephants, buffaloes and other wild animals drink water from one side of a swamp, while Maasai warriors watch hundreds of cattle graze on another side.

UK Launches Energy Review in Face of Global Warming
January 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Jeremy Lovell, Reuters

The British government launched an urgent public consultation on future energy policy, but was accused by green groups of using it to mask a decision already taken in secret to build new nuclear power plants.

U.S. Greenhouse Operators Find Green Roof Niche
January 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Alex Dominguez, Associated Press

A burgeoning U.S. market for "green roofs" has greenhouse owners cultivating plants that help keep out the summer heat and winter cold while also managing storm water runoff and absorbing carbon dioxide.

Ancient Southern Africa Tribe Battles to Avoid Eviction from Kalahari Reserve
January 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Alexandra Zavis, Associated Press

Efforts by Botswana's government to remove the last two ethnic Basarwa groups from the Central Kalahari Game Reserve is the latest chapter in a long history of dislocation and loss.

Warming Probably Not Killing Arizona Frogs
January 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Arizona researchers say that a fungal disease killing off frogs in the state probably isn't being triggered by global warming.

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