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Mexican Environmentalists Rethinking Sexy Posters
August 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Mexican environmentalists Friday said they might tone down posters of scantily clad women aimed at saving endangered turtles after a government panel that promotes women's rights objected.

Parasite Preying on Shrimp in Oregon
August 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Biologists are concerned about a non-native parasite that's preying on mud shrimp up and down the Oregon Coast's estuaries, potentially playing havoc with sensitive ecosystems.

Russian Trawlers Flout Cod Quotas in Arctic
August 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Russian trawlers are flouting cod quotas in the Arctic in a threat to the last major stock of the fish, the WWF environmental group said Friday.

Cloned Tabby Wildcats Have Kittens
August 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The little tabby wildcats are just doing what comes naturally, but the people who cloned them say their kittens are the last bit of proof that cloning can help save endangered species.

Plea To Stop Squabbles Ends Greenland Climate Talks
August 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Representatives of 23 nations deeply split about how to combat global warming ended talks in Greenland on Friday with a plea from the host to stop years of squabbling and take urgent action.

Need More Research on Environmental Chemical Exposure -- A Guest Commentary
August 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Dr. David Suzuki, David Suzuki Foundation

Most of us are pretty strict about what we put in our bodies. But whether we like it or not, the blood of every human being on the planet contains trace elements of industrial chemicals - most of which weren't even invented a century ago.

Ship Zones Recommended to Help Whales
August 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Scientists are recommending speed zones for ship traffic as one way to help to help the endangered North Atlantic right whale population. Whale experts studying the right whale in the Bay of Fundy this summer said that while there are more calves than usual, too many of the slow-moving leviathans are being killed in ship collisions.

EPA Says Summer Smog Problem Easing in East
August 22, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

Ozone levels are falling in 19 Eastern states where smog has been a recurring problem in summer, helping improve air quality for a third of the nation's population, the Environmental Protection Agency says.

Spanish Surfers' Paradise Loses Its Wave
August 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Emma Ross-Thomas, Reuters

U.S. surfer Mike Dobos emigrated to this tiny Basque village just to ride its wave. Eight years later, one of the most famous waves in the world has disappeared. Surfers are convinced the wave disappeared because the estuary was dredged in 2003 to make way for a newly built ship. The sand was used to restore a huge dune nearby and provide a home for endangered plants, and birds such as plovers.

World Health Organization Says Dirty Air a Regular Killer in Asia
August 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Margie Mason, Associated Press

A smoky haze that shrouded parts of Southeast Asia this month, forcing schools and businesses to close, is just one element of an air pollution problem that kills hundreds of thousands of people in the region annually, the World Health Organization said.

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