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Quality Angling Tied to Conservation
May 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Dr. Mamie Parker, USFWS

(By Dr. Mamie Parker) The faintest early light spatters through the trees on the lake shore. On the water, an angler plies closer, quietly, barely cutting the water to the low click and hum of a trolling motor. The angler waits in hope to outwit the object of affection. Anglers epitomize eternal optimists; they cast hope. Over 40 million Americans call themselves anglers and their hopes and passions for the outdoors power an enormous economic engine, spending over $41 billion a year.

India to Count its Vanishing Vultures
May 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

India will launch a census of its vultures, a group of ornithologists said on Sunday, as the birds are vanishing rapidly due to a mystery virus and shrinking nesting sites.

Federal Grand Jury Subpoenas Documents from DuPont on Teflon Chemical
May 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A federal grand jury has subpoenaed chemical giant DuPont Co. for documents related to a chemical used to make DuPont's nonstick Teflon product, the company said.

Red Tide Creeps Along New England's Coast; Seen as Area's Worst Since 1993
May 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Lisa Wangsness, The Boston Globe

A massive red tide has prompted state environmental officials to shut down shellfish beds from Central Maine to Cape Cod, drastically limiting local supplies of clams, oysters, sea scallops and mussels.

Ecotourism Conference to Be a Carbon-Neutral Gathering
May 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Bill Trotter, Bangor Daily News

When interested parties from across the country come to town this September for the first U.S.-focused national ecotourism conference, organizers of the event want to make sure they set an example.

ExxonMobil Faces Shareholder Resolutions on Climate Change
May 23, 2005 12:00 AM - GreenBiz.com

Several leading U.S. and European institutional investors, representing nearly $400 billion in invested assets, have announced their support for new shareholder resolutions requesting greater analysis and disclosure from ExxonMobil Corp. about its policies and strategies for managing the significant financial risks posed by global climate change.

Worldwide Coastal Cleanup Bags 4,000 Tons of Debris
May 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Jeannette J. Lee, Associated Press

Cigarettes and food wrappers were the most common types of trash plucked from beaches in a worldwide coastal cleanup last year, statistics show.

Indonesia Eyes Quick Tsunami Warning by End of 2006
May 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Dean Yates and Achmad Sukarsono, Reuters

Indonesia hopes to have an early warning system able to issue tsunami alerts within five minutes on quake-prone Sumatra by the end of next year, and an integrated network covering the country by 2010, a senior official said.

India Tiger Body Calls for Tough Anti-Poaching Steps
May 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Kamil Zaheer, Reuters

India's new tiger task force, set up to review the country's dwindling big cat population, called on Thursday for tougher measures to control poaching of the national animal.

Disposable and Reusable Diapers Have Same Environmental Impact
May 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Michael McDonough, Associated Press

Disposable diapers, most of which end up in landfill sites in Britain, have the same environmental impact as reusable diapers, when the effect of laundering the cotton version is taken into account, Britain's environmental watchdog said Thursday.

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