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Lawmaker Calls for Official Status for Humuhumunukunukuapuaa
January 30, 2006 12:00 AM - Tara Godvin, Associated Press

Everyone thought the humuhumunukunukuapuaa was Hawaii's state fish. As it turns out, the brightly colored fish with the excessively long name has been dethroned.

Retailers Agree to Reduce Lead in Costume Jewelry, Mostly Sold to Kids
January 30, 2006 12:00 AM - Gilbert Chan, Sacramento Bee

Some of the nation's largest retailers agreed to reduce lead in costume jewelry sold mainly to children in California under a settlement announced Friday with Attorney General Bill Lockyer.

Climate Expert Says NASA Bids to Muzzle Him
January 30, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

NASA's top climate scientist said the Bush administration has tried to stop him from speaking out since he gave a lecture in December calling for prompt reductions in emissions of greenhouse gases.

U.S. Mogul Pledges $40 Million to Mozambique Park
January 30, 2006 12:00 AM - Mateus Chale, Reuters

U.S. Internet mogul Greg Carr has committed up to $40 million of his own cash to help rebuild a game park in Mozambique which he hopes to restock with animals from elsewhere in Africa.

Scientists Find Frozen Methane Gas Deposit
January 30, 2006 12:00 AM - Alicia Chang, Associated Press

Scientists have discovered an undersea deposit of frozen methane just off the Southern California coast, but whether it can be harnessed as a potential energy source is unknown.

Deep-Sea Drill Set for Climate Research
January 30, 2006 12:00 AM - Joseph Coleman, Associated Press

The CHIKYU is studded with superlatives. Completed last year, the ship houses the world's biggest deep-sea drill, sports a high-tech floating laboratory and boasts a $500 million price tag.

Researcher Finds Pollution Limiting Sunny Days in China
January 30, 2006 12:00 AM - Michael Casey, Associated Press

China's skies have darkened over the past 50 years, possibly due to haze resulting from a nine-fold increase in fossil fuel emissions, according to researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy.

Alaska Revives Aerial Wolf Control Program
January 30, 2006 12:00 AM - Jeannette J. Lee, Associated Press

Alaska reinstated a population control program Thursday that allows shooting wolves from the air -- more than a week after a judge ruled it was illegal.

Hurricanes Shape New Natural Order
January 30, 2006 12:00 AM - Cain Burdeau, Associated Press

Coral reefs, flocks of sea birds, crab- and shrimp-filled meadows and dune-crowned beaches were wrapped up in -- and altered by -- the force of hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Dennis.

Three Environmental Activists Deny Charges of Plotting against Forest Service Lab
January 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Don Thompson, Associated Press

Three environmental activists pleaded not guilty to conspiring to attack government targets on behalf of an extremist group, and bail was set for one of the suspects.

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