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Hawaii Remains Vulnerable to Quakes
October 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Mark Niesse, Associated Press

Another massive earthquake could strike the Hawaiian isles at any time, but this weekend's 6.7 magnitude tremor does not signal an increase in ground-shaking activity, researchers said.

Antarctic Ice Collapse Tied to Greenhouse Gases
October 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Scientists said Monday that they had found the first direct evidence linking the collapse of an ice shelf in Antarctica to global warming widely blamed on human activities.

Congressman to Push Bill on Sea Lions
October 17, 2006 12:00 AM - William McCall, Associated Press

Fishery officials have tried just about everything to keep California sea lions from munching on threatened salmon migrating up the Columbia River -- from yelling at them to setting off firecrackers. But nothing has worked.

California U.S. Northeast to Unite on Forming CO2 Market
October 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Timothy Gardner, Reuters

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said Monday his state will work with New York and other eastern states to create a market that will cut emissions linked to global warming. `

Ivory Coast Tragedy Highlights Hazardous Waste Trade on Rise
October 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Todd Pitman, Associated Press

Not long after hundreds of tons of toxic waste was jettisoned around Ivory Coast's main city under cover of darkness, Jean-Jacques Kakou awoke like thousands of others here to an overpowering stench that burned his eyes and made it hard to breathe.

California Farms Reeling after Spinach Scare
October 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Jim Christie, Reuters

Spinach is back on U.S. store shelves after an E. coli outbreak linked to the vegetable killed three people, but farmers in California expect to suffer huge losses long after publicity recedes.

California Growers Fear Biotech Rice Threat
October 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Paul Elias, Associated Press

Fourth-generation farmer Greg Massa was in the middle of the rice harvest and he was dirty, angry and depressed. A late planting season, hot summer and rising expenses had ensured a less-than-stellar harvest.

Gore's Movie Gets Raves in Berlin,Yawns in Bangkok
October 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

U.S. critics swooned over "An Inconvenient Truth," the documentary film about global warming starring ex-Vice President Al Gore, but international response has ranged from raves in Oslo to yawns in Bangkok.

Haze Distresses Orangutans in Indonesian Reserve
October 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Achmad Sukarsono, Reuters

Haze from Indonesian forest fires has disturbed orangutans living in a natural reserve on Borneo island, a park official said on Monday, blaming deer hunters for intentionally torching protected areas.

U.S. Approves Montana Mine after Long Ecology Fight
October 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Laura Zuckerman, Reuters

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service cleared the way for a silver and copper mine in northwest Montana Friday that has been mired in controversy for more than two decades.

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