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Deal Restricts Hunting on Canada's Pacific Coast
December 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Environmentalists have paid C$1.35 million ($1.2 million) to bar foreign sport hunters from a wilderness area on Canada's Pacific Coast, officials said Tuesday.

No Room at Cemetery, so Mayor Proposes a Ban on Death
December 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Stan Lehman, Associated Press

There's no more room to bury the dead, they can't be cremated, and laws forbid a new cemetery. So the mayor of one Brazilian farm town has proposed a solution: outlaw death.

Environmentalists To Appeal U.S. Border Fence Ruling
December 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Environmental activists vowed to appeal a ruling allowing the U.S. to finish building a fence along the border with Mexico despite concerns that it would threaten a wildlife habitat.

Research Project Reveals Industrial Pollution Inequities
December 14, 2005 12:00 AM - David Pace, Associated Press

A data analysis shows black Americans are 79 percent more likely than whites to live in neighborhoods where industrial pollution is suspected of posing the greatest health danger.

Katrina Strangles Louisiana's Cherished Citrus Industry
December 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Cain Burdeau, Associated Press

Citrus growers in southern Louisiana fear they may never be able to plant trees again because of the salt left behind by Hurricane Katrina's flood waters.

As Alaska's Fishing Fleet Ages, Newcomers Find the Price of Entry High
December 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Matt Volz, Associated Press

For what it's going to cost Justin Peeler to elbow his way into Southeast Alaska's fishing fleet, he could have gone to Harvard Medical School -- twice.

Interest Waning in Wildlife Work for State, Federal Agencies
December 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Judith Kohler, Associated Press

Wildlife agencies across the country are struggling with a combination of rising retirements and declining interest in their jobs among young people seemingly disconnected from hunting, fishing and rural life.

Study Reveals Arctic Killer Whales High in Toxins
December 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Doug Mellgren, Associated Press

Killer whales have the highest concentration of man-made toxins of all Arctic mammals tested in Europe because of the oceangoing predators' taste for fatty fish.

Serbia Removes Depleted Uranium Left Over from NATO Bombing
December 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Serbia's authorities are completing the clean-up of depleted uranium left over from NATO's bombing campaign in 1999.

Gas Drilling Raises Dust Clouds Throughout the West
December 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Bob Moen, Associated Press

While oil and gas development creates other problems, dust is just about universal in the booming methane fields of Wyoming and other states rich in natural gas.

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