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Mexican Park Rangers Defend Butterflies from Loggers
December 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Ioan Grillo, Associated Press

Last season, 22 million monarchs reached the park, an 80 percent drop from the previous year, prompting the Mexican government to set up a special police force.

Tsunami's Environmental Damage Huge; Human Impact Bigger
December 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Michael Casey, Associated Press

The tsunami's environmental devastation is immense, yet experts say it pales in comparison with what humans had already managed to inflict before the giant waves struck.

Green Groups Sue U.S. To Protect Polar Bears
December 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Three environmental groups are suing the U.S. government to force consideration of whether polar bears are a threatened species.

Republicans Add Alaska Oil Drilling to Defense Bill
December 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Richard Cowan, Reuters

Congressional Republicans Sunday agreed to try to win passage of a controversial proposal to open Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling.

Marine Census Shows Diversity, Declines
December 19, 2005 12:00 AM - William McCall, Associated Press

A census of all the fish and other marine life in the world's oceans has shown new evidence of the rich diversity under the sea along with warnings about the decline of many species.

Canadian Natives are Alarmed by a Shortage of Sons
December 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Matt Crenson, Associated Press

Having grown up with smokestacks on the horizon, Ada Lockridge recently made a simple but shocking discovery: There are two girls born in her small community for every boy.

Mexican Park Rangers Defend Monarch Butterflies from Loggers
December 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Ioan Grillo, Associated Press

Last season, 22 million monarchs reached the park, an 80 percent drop from the previous year, prompting the Mexican government to set up a special police force.

Toyota Starts Production of Hybrid Car Prius in China
December 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Kyodo News International

Toyota Motor Corp. began producing its Prius hybrid passenger car Thursday in Changchun, Jilin Province, northeastern China, under a joint venture, the automaker said.

Fair Trade Promotes Coffee with a Conscience Changing the World Cup by Cup
December 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Brooke Bryant, Contra Costa Times

Moraga, California resident Kate McMahon launched a fair-trade coffee campaign aimed at convincing businesses and residents alike to start sipping and serving java that is purchased from coffee farmers at a fair price.

Researchers Find Mother Squids Nurse Eggs
December 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Researchers said they have uncovered evidence that some mother squids nurse their eggs for months after laying them.

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