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Alaskan Fishermen Pull Up Slew of Squid
July 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Mary Pemberton, Associated Press

They're pink, slippery and decidedly not cute, especially if you are a pollock fisherman in the Bering Sea pulling up a slew of unusable squid this summer.

Warmer Waters Disrupt Pacific Food Chain
July 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Marcus Wohlsen, Associated Press

The steep decline of one bird species for the second straight year has rekindled scientists' fears that global warming could be undermining the coastal food supply, threatening not just the Farallones but entire marine ecosystems.

Former Soviet Leader Gorbachev Urges Australia, U.S. to Sign Kyoto Protocol
July 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev on Friday urged the United States and Australia to sign the Kyoto Protocol on global warming, saying the world's "reservoir of life" was rapidly shrinking.

Woodpecker Halts Arkansas Irrigation Project
July 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Andrew DeMillo, Associated Press

A federal judge halted a $320 million irrigation project Thursday for fear it could disturb the habitat of a woodpecker that may or may not be extinct.

Global Warming Disputes Heat Up Congress
July 21, 2006 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

As a heat wave baked the capital, global warming dominated a number of conversations in and around the government Thursday.

Scientists Map Submerged Sand Dunes Off San Francisco
July 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

More than 2 square miles of some of the world's largest underwater sand dunes were mapped in the Pacific Ocean off the San Francisco coast as part of a study to help researchers better understand beach erosion.

China Farms Losing US$2.5 Billion a Year to Pollution
July 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

China's farms are losing more than 20 billion yuan (US$2.5 billion; euro2 billion) a year to industrial pollution that leaves grain tainted with mercury and other heavy metals, a government agency said Friday.

Louisiana Governor Sues Federal Agency over Offshore Environmental Damage
July 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Doug Simpson, Associated Press

Gov. Kathleen Blanco sued the federal government on Thursday in an effort to increase Louisiana's cut of the federal royalties generated by oil production off the state's coast.

World's Tiger Habitat Said Down 40 Percent
July 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Michael Casey, Associated Press

Tiger habitats worldwide have shrunk 40 percent in the past decade and their survival depends on cracking down on poaching, working to reduce conflicts with humans, and protecting key ranges, according to a study released Thursday.

Engineers to Build Everglades Reservoir
July 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Brian Skoloff, Associated Press

Engineers next month will begin building one of the world's largest manmade reservoirs -- the size of a small city -- as efforts continue to restore natural water flow to the Everglades.

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