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Japan Faces Whale Meat Glut
February 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Hiroko Tabuchi, Associated Press

Tokyo has a dilemma: by rapidly expanding its whale hunt, Japan now kills more of the giant mammals than its consumers care to eat.

Best Blooms for Valentine’s Day -- A Guest Commentary
February 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Joyce Newman, The Green Guide

In a few days many of us will send or receive flower for Valentine’s Day. But this year we have a new, more socially responsible choice when it comes to buying cut flowers.

Bolivia Moving to Exert Greater State Control over Natural Gas Production
February 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Alan Clendenning, Associated Press

In fits and starts, Bolivian President Evo Morales is moving his country closer to "nationalizing" South America's second-largest natural gas reserves and reviving a state-owned petroleum company.

Study Suggests Bad Corn Caused Birth Defects in the Rio Grande Valley
February 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Contaminated corn may have caused an increase in babies born with rare birth defects in the Rio Grande Valley in the early 1990s, according to a new study.

Expert Studies Moths at Carlsbad Caverns
February 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Moths, an important food for Carlsbad Caverns' famed bats, will be studied to find out what kinds of moths exist and how many there are at the park.

Sperm Whales Use Engines As 'Dinner Bells'
February 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Jeannette J. Lee, Associated Press

Sperm whales in the Gulf of Alaska are likely using the sounds of fishing boat engines as underwater dinner bells to hone in on longlines hung with valuable sablefish, scientists said.

Montana's Avid Hunter Governor Spares Nine Lost Bison
February 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

The governor of Montana, an enthusiastic backer of the state's first bison hunt in 15 years, granted a last-minute reprieve to nine bison set for slaughter after they escaped Yellowstone National Park.

Science Panel Concludes Nuclear Waste Transport Generally Safe
February 10, 2006 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press

Thousands of shipments of highly radioactive nuclear waste can be conducted safely, a panel of scientists concluded Thursday, although they warned that significant radiation might be released if a shipment becomes engulfed in a lengthy and intense fire.

ENN Weekly: February 6th - 10th
February 10, 2006 12:00 AM - ENN

ENN rounds up the most important and compelling environmental news stories of the week. In the news February 6th - 10th: A "lost world" found, polar bear protections, grass pellet heat, energy efficiency cuts, and more.

Best Blooms for Valentine’s Day
February 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Joyce Newman, The Green Guide

In a few days many of us will send or receive flower for Valentine’s Day. But this year we have a new, more socially responsible choice when it comes to buying cut flowers.

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