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Wildlife Crowds Around Arctic Telescope
June 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

To examine data on the universe's earliest stars and galaxies from a balloon-launched telescope, scientists had to fend off earthly creatures in the Canadian Arctic.

Dog Stew Diners Puzzled by Fuss over Whale Meat
June 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Jon Herskovitz, Reuters

Waitress Pak Suk-kyun brings a bowl of dog stew to a table of hungry South Korean men and wonders why people are making such a fuss about eating whale meat at an international conference down the road.

Pro-Whaling Countries Gear Up for Vote on Limited Commercial Hunts
June 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Kelly Olsen, Associated Press

Countries that oppose the two-decade moratorium on commercial whale hunts fought for the upper hand at an annual whaling meeting Tuesday after early setbacks, pushing a proposal to back limited, for-profit hunts.

Alaska Natives Push for More Toxin Studies
June 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Alaska Natives have seen runny bone marrow in moose and caribou, and lesions and parasites in fish -- and that makes Shawna Larson wonder if toxic chemicals in these traditional foods are making people sick, too.

Greenpeace Gives Golden Chainsaw to Brazil Tycoon
June 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Brazilian agriculture tycoon Blairo Maggi, the world's largest soy producer, has been voted winner of environmental group Greenpeace's first Golden Chainsaw award for contributing to Amazon destruction.

Private Space Group to Launch Solar Sail Orbiter
June 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Gina Keating, Reuters

The world's first solar sail spacecraft takes flight Tuesday, launched by space enthusiasts who cobbled the privately funded mission together on $4 million and an untested theory that light can power limitless space exploration.

A Decade Ago, Massive Hog Waste Spill Inspired Industry Reforms
June 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Chris Mazzolini, The Daily News, Jacksonville, N.C.

It's been 10 years since a lagoon broke at Oceanview Farm near Richlands, spewing millions of gallons of hog waste that eventually ran into the New River. Ten years, and the memories are still alive for those who were here. It was a chaotic time that impacted nearly every aspect of the community -- set neighbor against neighbor and altered the business landscape for one of the state's most promising industries.

Natural Gas Backs Peruvian Power Play
June 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Tyler Bridges, The Miami Herald

Peru is moving aggressively to develop its natural-gas holdings while controversy over how to develop greater gas reserves in neighboring Bolivia has set off political crises that have now toppled two presidents.

High-Tech Recycling: It's a Trashy Future
June 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Matt Busse, The News & Advance, Lynchburg, Va.

Are you getting ready to throw out an old computer, cell phone or printer cartridge? If you're interested, there are alternatives to relegating electronics to the trash heap, alternatives that could help schools, soldiers and victims of domestic violence, among others.

Roanoke's Maple Leaf Bakery To Take Clean Air Measures
June 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Duncan Adams, The Roanoke Times

Many people savor the aroma of baking bread, but a bread-baking factory can pollute the air. In early April, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality ordered Maple Leaf Bakery in Roanoke to pay a fine of $2,640 for exceeding a permitted limit on its emissions of ethyl alcohol.

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