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Hurricane Season Could Renew Global Warming Debate
May 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Michael Christie, Reuters

If hurricanes again pound the United States this summer, their roar is likely to be accompanied by the din of another storm -- an angry debate among U.S. scientists over the impact of global warming.

Base Closings Leave Behind Large Swaths of Pollution
May 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Matt Apuzzo, Associated Press

For decades, the land around the Navy's oldest submarine base was a dumping ground for whatever it needed to dispose of: sulfuric acid, torpedo fuel, waste oil and incinerator ash.

A Highway through the Amazon Promises Riches, but Some Fear Ecological Catastrophe
May 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Alan Clendenning, Associated Press

Burly truckers share thermoses of sweet coffee, cook rice and beans on camp stoves and lounge in the shade of Amazon jungle palms, waiting for their rigs to be towed through a half-mile stretch of waist-deep mud.

The Toyota Prius and Climate Change: Good Technology versus the Misuse of Science
May 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Peter H. Gleick, The Pacific Institute

(By Peter H. Gleick) I guess it was inevitable. I am an environmental scientist. I live in Berkeley, California. I work, eat, and breathe environmental issues daily. It was therefore fated that my family would buy a Prius. And while I expected that buying it would make me feel like I was taking another personal step toward helping address the serious problem of global warming, I was not prepared for some of the other effects it would have on me.

A Highway through theAmazon Promises Riches, but Some Fear Ecological Catastrophe
May 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Alan Clendenning, Associated Press

Burly truckers share thermoses of sweet coffee, cook rice and beans on camp stoves and lounge in the shade of Amazon jungle palms, waiting for their rigs to be towed through a half-mile stretch of waist-deep mud.

Aquarium's New Display Seeks to Inspire Conservation
May 31, 2005 12:00 AM - David L. Beck, San Jose Mercury News

When it opened two decades ago, the Monterey Bay Aquarium brought ocean creatures and their habitat closer to visitors than any other aquarium ever had. Now, the aquarium is aiming to turn it's visitors into stewards of the sea.

Massachusetts Man Promotes Vegetable Oil Fuels for Autos
May 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Andrew Martin, Chicago Tribune

From the rear of an abandoned rubber factory, under the shadow of Mount Tom, Justin Carven says he has figured out a way for Americans to save money on gas, curb air pollution and reduce their dependence on foreign oil.

U.S. Officials Seek Comments on Bull Trout
May 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Joe Rojas-Burke, The Oregonian

Bush administration officials Wednesday said they will reconsider a decision last year that removed 90 percent of the proposed critical habitat for threatened bull trout across the Columbia and Klamath river basins.

Day of Reckoning Nears for Japan on Whaling Body
May 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Elaine Lies, Reuters

Japan may leave the International Whaling Commission if the organisation fails to allow limited hunting of whales for commercial purposes, officials said ahead of meetings of the group opening at the end of May.

Chesapeake Bay Grasses Recover in North
May 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Gretchen Parker, Associated Press

The underwater grasses that are crucial to filtering polluted Chesapeake Bay waters are recovering in the upper portion of the estuary, while other vast tracts continue to struggle, scientists reported Thursday.

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