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Toxic Algae Poisons More than 150 People on Italian Coast
July 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

More than 150 beach-goers required treatment in the northwestern town of Genoa for high fever and breathing problems after inhaling a toxin produced by a tropical algae, officials said Tuesday.

Population of Endangered Woodpecker Rises
July 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Elliott Minor, Associated Press

Working by flashlight in a Georgia pine forest, wildlife biologists carefully position nets over tree cavities 30 to 40 feet above ground. Soon there's a rustling in the darkness, and they manage to catch one red-cockaded woodpecker. Biologist Jim Cox then attaches aluminum leg bands that will help track the bird's movements.

Britain to Build New Base for Scientific Research in the Antarctic
July 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Britain plans replace its aging scientific research station in the Antarctic with a structure on skis so that it can move away from dangerous ice, officials said Tuesday. It will use renewable energy sources and improved methods of handling waste.

Class-Action Lawsuit being Filed against DuPont over Teflon Chemical Risks
July 20, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

A $5 billion class-action lawsuit is being filed against DuPont Co. saying the chemical giant long failed to warn consumers on the dangers of a Teflon chemical.

Canada Planes to Monitor Arctic for Ship Pollution
July 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Canadian spotter planes will for the first time start monitoring Arctic waters for illegal discharges of waste by ships which could damage the region's delicate environment, officials said Tuesday.

Research Lab Probes Life Under the Sea
July 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press

Living for days on end 63 feet beneath the waves is a near-ideal situation for researchers studying undersea life, biologist James Lindholm says. Yet sometimes the best-laid experiments can go awry.

Oyster Isn't Endangered, Fishermen Tell Congress
July 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Andy Sullivan, Reuters

The Eastern Oyster may be in trouble in the Chesapeake Bay, but any move to protect it as an endangered species could devastate thriving oyster fisheries from Maine to Louisiana, fishermen told Congress Tuesday.

EarthNews Radio: Environmental Bottom Line
July 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

Saving energy can reduce costs and help the bottom line, and we know that it also can benefit the environment. But there is another benefit to greening your business: investment dollars.

Scientists Speed Coral Growth
July 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Sam Kean, St. Louis Post Dispatch

St. Louis sits hundreds of miles from the nearest natural coral, and it's on the other side of the world from the most famous coral reef. Yet the key to saving this crucial oceanic organism just might have sprung from the muddy banks of the Mississippi.

Clinton Warns of Global Warming Dangers
July 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Former President Clinton sounded a warning Tuesday against the dangers of climate change as he met with young South Africans, and had lunch with anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela.

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