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Pennsylvania Puts Cormorants on Hit List
May 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Marc Levy, Associated Press

The double-crested cormorant, a voracious fish-devouring bird that was vanishing only 35 years ago, has made a triumphant comeback. So much so that several states now want the bird dead.

India Says Poverty a Worse Problem Than Climate
May 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

India said on Tuesday that poor nations had to give priority to ending poverty rather than fighting global warming at 189-nation U.N. climate talks criticised by environmentalists as a rambling talk shop.

Hawaii Fights Coqui Frogs, Other Species
May 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Hawaii has allocated $4.9 million to fight invasive species including coqui frogs, the amphibian accused of threatening Hawaii's fragile ecosystem and disrupting the sleep of island residents.

Arctic Harp Seals Show Up on U.S. Beaches
May 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

An increasing number of young harp seals are straying from their northern breeding grounds and showing up on U.S. beaches, biologists say.

U.S. Random House Vows to Use 30 Percent Recycled Paper
May 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Claudia Parsons, Reuters

Leading U.S. publisher Random House plans to invest millions of dollars to raise the proportion of recycled paper it uses to print books to at least 30 percent from under 3 percent at present.

Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Still a Threat, Study Says
May 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

Oil spilled 17 years ago by the tanker Exxon Valdez still threatens wildlife around Alaska's Prince William Sound, scientists reported Tuesday, a finding that could add $100 million to cleanup costs for Exxon Mobil Corp.

Elephant Not Interested in Using Treadmill
May 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Mary Pemberton, Associated Press

So far, it's the trainers at the Alaska Zoo who are breaking a sweat trying to coax Maggie the elephant onto the world's first treadmill for a pachyderm.

El Salvador Tropical Coffee Forests Threatened
May 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Between 2001 and 2004, El Salvador lost 21,025 hectares of forest-covered coffee farms, Mario Acosta, president of El Salvador's Foundation for Coffee Research (Procafe), said.

Environmental Groups Want Nanotech Sunscreens Pulled from Market
May 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Andrew Bridges, Associated Press

Sunscreens made with submicroscopic particles pose a health hazard and should be recalled, environmental groups said Tuesday in asking the government to increase regulation of growing uses of the science of nanotechnology.

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.

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