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Guyana Sets Up Fishing Restrictions to Help Endangered Sea Turtles
June 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Guyana has banned fishermen from spreading large nets off its northeastern coastline after more than two dozen dead sea turtles washed up on beaches, officials said Tuesday.

Organic Dairy Growth Raises Concerns
June 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Steve Karnowski, Associated Press

A different kind of organic dairy farm is emerging out west -- corporate-owned feedlot operations with thousands of cows that are fed organic grain but, according to critics, get little chance to graze.

EU Governments Move Closer to Agreement to Cut Air Pollution
June 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

European Union governments moved closer Tuesday to agreeing on tough plans to reduce air pollution, which the European Commission claims kills 370,000 citizens a year.

Big Bats Show Puzzling Fondness for Small Places
June 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters

The startled bats resemble a flock of demonic ravens as they take to the sky, their huge wings spreading over the green canopy of the forest. With wingspans of about 3.3 feet or more, the bats are surprisingly big but their chosen home is small.

Domenici Offers Temporary Nuclear Waste Storage Proposal
June 28, 2006 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press

The government would store civilian nuclear waste for up to 25 years at federal sites across the country under a proposal in the Senate to deal with growing volumes of used reactor fuel at power plants.

Scientists OK Gore's Movie for Accuracy
June 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Seth Borenstein, Associated Press

The nation's top climate scientists are giving "An Inconvenient Truth," Al Gore's documentary on global warming, five stars for accuracy.

Navy to Use Sonar That May Affect Whales
June 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press

Federal regulators granted the Navy a permit Tuesday to use sonar in a maritime exercise despite environmentalists' concerns it could disturb or even kill whales and dolphins.

Environmental Degradation Could Destroy African Economy
June 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Chris Tomlinson, Associated Press

More than 70 percent of Africans depend on the continent's natural resources for their livelihoods, but the toll taken on land and water could cause economic havoc if environmental protection is not given a high priority, a U.N. report said.

Sunken Ships Eyed for Storm Barriers
June 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Cain Burdeau, Associated Press

Marine scientists and Louisiana officials are floating the idea of sinking some of Uncle Sam's cast-off ships along the water's edge to create a steel barrier against hurricane flooding.

Al Gore, Dave Matthews Band, Corporations Offsetting Pollution
June 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Seth Sutel, Associated Press

By putting money toward renewable energy sources, paying for more efficient cooking stoves in developing countries or other green activities, you can "offset" an equal amount of CO2 emissions. Offset everything you do, as Al Gore and others do, and you can reach the goal of becoming "carbon-neutral."

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