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Denmark to Set Up Ice Cap Stations
June 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press

Denmark is to set up seven unmanned measuring stations along the edge of Greenland's vast ice cap, to monitor how fast the frozen sheet covering the massive island is thinning.

Boat Speed Limit Proposed to Save Whales
June 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Brandie M. Jefferson, Associated Press

A federal agency wants to set a speed limit for boats along stretches of the East Coast to help protect endangered whales from deadly collisions.

Harriet, 176-Year-Old Giant Tortoise, Dies
June 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A 176-year-old tortoise believed to be one of the world's oldest living creatures has died in an Australian zoo. She was reputed to have been one of three tortoises taken from the Galapagos Islands by Charles Darwin in 1835.

Environmental Groups Wouldn't Support Caribbean Tourism Boycott
June 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Adam Raney, Associated Press

Environmental groups on Friday said they would not support a tourism boycott against the six Caribbean countries that voted to chip away at the 20-year-old ban on commercial whaling at the International Whaling Commission meeting.

Small Utah Tribe Bitterly Divided over Storing Radioactive Waste
June 26, 2006 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press

Leon Bear, a stocky man in T-shirt and jeans, peers across the sagebrush-pocked valley where his ancestors once chased Pony Express riders and sees the future for his dwindling tribe. Nuclear waste.

Possibly Intoxicated Pelican Runs into Windshield
June 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A California brown pelican flew through the windshield of a car on the Pacific Coast Highway on Thursday, and wildlife officials said the bird was probably intoxicated by a chemical in the water.

U.S. Forest Service Workers Report Growing Dangers on the Job
June 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Matthew Daly, Associated Press

For America's forest rangers, the serenity of the woods increasingly is giving way to confrontations with unruly visitors. Attacks, threats and lesser altercations involving Forest Service workers reached an all-time high last year.

Tighter Antarctic Protection Measures on Hold
June 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Ian MacKenzie, Reuters

Antarctic Treaty countries failed on Friday to agree on tighter environmental measures to protect the continent amid a boom in tourism.

Supreme Court Will Hear Important Environment Case
June 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to consider whether the Bush administration must regulate carbon dioxide to combat global warming, setting up what could be one of the court's most important decisions on the environment.

Wind Farm Kills Nine Eagles in Norway
June 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Windmills have killed nine eagles in less than a year at a key breeding site in Norway, showing that governments should be more cautious in picking where to set up turbines, a conservation group said on Friday.

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