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Schwarzenegger Expands Green Initiatives
October 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Samantha Young, Associated Press

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is taking his green initiatives to the other side of the country. The governor was to announce an executive order Monday in New York that joins California's landmark global warming law with the Northeast's program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Japan Tuna Quota Halved for the Next Five Years
October 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Elaine Lies, Reuters

Japan's annual fishing quota for southern bluefin tuna, a sought-after delicacy in the world's largest fish consumer, will be halved for the next five years due to Tokyo's overfishing, a government agency said on Monday.

Aftershocks Keep Hawaiians on Edge Following Magnitude 6.6 Quake
October 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Mark Niesse, Associated Press

Aftershocks kept Hawaiians on edge following the strongest earthquake in more than two decades, a 6.6-magnitude quake that caused blackouts and landslides and prompted vacationers to flee their hotels.

U.S. Population on Track to 300 Million
October 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Stephen Ohelmacher, Associated Press

America's population is on track to hit 300 million on Tuesday morning, and it's causing a stir among environmentalists.

Bering Strait Appeared Earlier than Believed
October 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

A land bridge between Alaska and Siberia flooded to make the Bering Strait 11,000 years ago, more than 1,000 years earlier than previously thought, researchers reported Wednesday.

Big Grey Mouse First New Mammal Identified in Years
October 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Wildlife experts believe they have found Europe's first new terrestrial mammal species in years on the island of Cyprus, and it's a humble mouse.

Task Force Finds Puget Sound Needs Billions
October 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Rachel La Corte, Associated Press

It will take billions of dollars and targeted efforts to restore dwindling habitat and reduce pollution if Puget Sound's biggest problems are to be solved by 2020, a state task force said Thursday.

Tainted Food Scares Prompting More Consumers to Turn to Local Growers, Farmers Markets
October 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Juliana Barbassa, Associated Press

Baskets overflow with fresh greens. Tomatoes blush a deep red. The competition for customers' attention is fierce at the Heirloom Organics farm stand during the lunch-hour rush.

U.S. Spinach E. Coli Outbreak Linked to Cow Manure
October 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Maggie Fox, Reuters

Cattle manure from a ranch in California's Salinas Valley carries E. coli bacteria that match the strain that killed three Americans and sickened 200, U.S. health officials said Thursday.

Group Warns Mountains Will Lose Ice Caps
October 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Malkhadir M. Muhumed, Associated Press

Africa's two highest mountains _ Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya _ will lose their ice cover within 25 to 50 years if deforestation and industrial pollution are not stopped, environmentalists warned Thursday.

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