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Scientists Draft Blueprint To Protect World Oceans
October 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Michael Byrnes, Reuters

International scientists are mapping out a plan for a network of marine parks to save the world's oceans from fish stock depletion and growing pollution.

Wal-Mart Launches Environmental Drive To Cut Energy Use, Waste
October 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Marcus Kabel, Associated Press

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. unveiled an environmental plan Tuesday to boost energy efficiency, reduce waste and trim greenhouse gases as part of a wider effort to address issues where it has been pummeled by critics.

Activists Allege Army Distorted Truth about Nerve Agent Disposal
October 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Rick Callahan, Associated Press

Activists in six states have accused the Army of distorting facts about the disposal of waste from the destruction of a deadly nerve agent stockpiled in western Indiana.

Conservation Groups Applaud European Decision to Ban Import of Wild Birds
October 26, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

In a move welcomed by conservation and animal welfare groups, the European Commission today temporarily banned the import of all live wild birds into Europe.

Expert Says Conservationists, Chesapeake Bay Farmers Must Work Together
October 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Nancy Hernandez, Frederick News-Post

Farmers often have been blamed for causing the Chesapeake Bay's pollution problems, but one environmental group says the bay can't survive without farmers.

More Retailers Building Environmentally Friendly Stores
October 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Teresa F. Lindeman, Pittsburg Post-Gazette

The Levin Furniture construction team ran the numbers on using solar energy before building its Monroeville store, and they didn't look good. It would likely be 17 years before the panels would save enough in energy costs to pay for themselves.

Public Interest Groups Ask Government to Ban Common Household Products Containing Controversial Germ-Fighting Ingredient
October 26, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Concerned about health effects, public health and environmental groups today asked FDA to pull from the market widely used household products that contain the germ fighting chemical triclosan.

EarthNews Radio: Natural Medicines
October 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

Aspirin may not look like a flower, but it's one of the many medicines that start out as something found in nature, says Jack Dumbacher, the Chair of the Department of Birds and Mammals at the California Academy of Sciences:

Cloning Doubts: High Costs, Low Success and Uncertain Benefits
October 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Jim Wasserman, The Sacramento Bee

Dot and Ditto, 2 1/2-year-old Holsteins living quietly at UC Davis, are among California's longest-living cloned dairy cows -- symbols of both dramatic scientific advances and their accompanying thorny ethical questions.

Group Tracks Cougar Population in Midwest
October 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Jim Suhr, Associated Press

Kenny Tharp was hunting deer near the Mississippi River last season when he spotted something curled beneath a pine tree that he just couldn't believe: the body of a 98-pound cougar.

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