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U.S. National Zoo Puts Down Arthritic Elephant
January 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Maggie Fox, Reuters

The U.S. National Zoo said it put down an arthritic elephant Wednesday in the latest in a series of high-profile deaths at the flagship institution, which has also marked notable births.

Nuclear Power Company Negotiates with Property Owners after Radioactive Leak
January 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A nuclear power plant is buying out one property owner and negotiating financial settlements with 14 others after elevated levels of a radioactive substance were discovered near the site of a 1998 pipeline valve break.

Scientists Say they Discover World's Smallest Recorded Fish in Indonesian Swamp
January 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Scientists say they have discovered the world's smallest known fish in threatened swampland in Indonesia.

Bush Administration to Seek Salmon Harvest Cuts and Hatchery Reforms
January 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Jeff Barnard, Associated Press

Conceding that using hatcheries to supplement dwindling salmon populations is harming wild salmon species in some cases, the Bush administration plans to move away from the practice in favor of a more direct solution.

U.S. Asks Companies to Slash Output of Teflon Compound
January 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Timothy Gardner, Reuters

U.S. environmental regulators asked eight companies Wednesday to voluntarily commit to reduce releases of a potentially hazardous compound used to make non-stick cookware by 95 percent by 2010.

Mouse Frustrates Endangered Species Policy
January 26, 2006 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

An acrobatic mouse is threatening Bush administration efforts to give Western developers an upper hand over endangered species.

Plan to Build Gas Pipeline through Amazon Rain Forest Catches Environmentalists Off Guard
January 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Michael Astor, Associated Press

Environmentalists were caught off guard when South American leaders announced plans to build a massive natural gas pipeline through the Amazon rain forest.

Better Times Ahead for U.S. Automakers, Energy Secretary Says
January 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Tom Doggett, Reuters

Energy Secretary Sam Bodman announced the department will provide $100 million over four years for research projects that will improve hydrogen fuel cells that will eventually run a fleet of environmentally-friendly vehicles.

U.S., South Korea in Dispute over Pollution at U.S. Bases Set for Closure
January 25, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The U.S. military is refusing to clean up pollution at bases set to be closed in South Korea, the country's Defense Ministry said Tuesday/

State Government Bans Commercial Fishing in Sydney Harbour Due to High Dioxin Levels
January 25, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

State officials banned commercial fishing in Sydney's landmark harbor Tuesday after tests revealed unacceptable levels of the cancer-causing compound dioxin in fish.

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