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California Officials Resume Sea Lion Battle
May 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Authorities hope to deter sea lions from boarding boats by -- get this -- spraying them with water. The mischievous pinnipeds have returned to the bay after wreaking havoc last summer by trashing boat cabins and decks, swamping a vintage yacht and barking all night.

U.S. Shows Interest in Post-2012 Climate Plan, E.U. Says
May 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

The United States has shown interest in planning beyond 2012 to reduce emissions of heat-trapping gases that are believed to be causing global warming, the European Commission said on Monday.

On Beyond Organic -- Food Marketing & Kids
May 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Icicle Networks

Join host Jerry Kay, as we talk about food marketing with Susan Linn, author of a recent book on marketing to children. We’ll also hear how a group of former teachers is building healthy lesson plans for elementary schools.

Canada Defends U.N. Climate Role, Overshoots Kyoto
May 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Canada defended its leadership of U.N. talks on fighting global warming on Monday despite admitting that Ottawa will not meet its own goals under the Kyoto Protocol.

Supreme Court to Decide When Best Pollution Controls Required
May 16, 2006 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

The Supreme Court agreed Monday to decide how tough the U.S. government can be on 17,000 industrial plants and when it can force improvements in unhealthy air breathed by 160 million Americans.

Glaciers in Africa Expected to Disappear
May 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Mountain glaciers in equatorial Africa are on their way to disappearing within two decades, a team of British researchers reports.

Hong Kong Checks Reports of 30,000 China Chicken Deaths
May 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Hong Kong is checking media reports of the deaths of 30,000 chickens on a farm in the northeastern Chinese city of Dalian, a government spokesman said on Monday.

Biologists in Tennessee Go on a Bio-Blitz
May 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Biologists trapped all kinds of mice and then went looking under rocks and logs for salamanders as part of a 48-hour bio-blitz to document all animals in Tennessee's parks.

Whirling Disease Spreading in Utah
May 15, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A disease that can deform trout, cause them to chase their own tail and eventually lead to their starvation, continues to spread swiftly through Utah's waterways.

Some Elk Still Struggling with Aftermath of St. Helens' Eruption
May 15, 2006 12:00 AM - Curt Woodward, Associated Press

More than 25 years after its eruption turned this river valley into moonscape, elk living in the shadow of Mount St. Helens are starving to death at a rate that has alarmed many observers.

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