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NASA Says 2005 Was Warmest Year on Record
January 25, 2006 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

Last year was the warmest recorded on Earth's surface, and it was unusually hot in the Arctic, U.S. space agency NASA said Tuesday.

Program Seeks to Preserve Grasslands
January 25, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

An exchange program between the Nature Conservancy and the Mongolian government is trying to preserve some of the planet's best remaining grassland ecosystems.

Size Does Matter in Bats' Evolution
January 25, 2006 12:00 AM - William Kates, Associated Press

A research team led by Syracuse University biologist Scott Pitnick found that in bat species where the females are promiscuous, the males boasting the largest testicles also had the smallest brains.

Coral Reefs Cheaper to Protect than Neglect, U.N. Finds
January 25, 2006 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Costs of safeguarding the world's fast-disappearing coral reefs and mangroves are small compared to the benefits they provide from tourism to fisheries, the U.N. Environment Programme (UNEP) said on Tuesday.

FDA Panel Recommends Federal Ban on Nonprescription Asthma Inhalers that Harm Ozone
January 25, 2006 12:00 AM - Andrew Bridges, Associated Press

Asthma sufferers may not be able to buy nonprescription inhalers much longer because the devices contain propellants that harm the ozone layer.

Contractor Allegedly Supplied Tainted Water to Iraq Base
January 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Larry Margasak, Associated Press

Water supplied to a U.S. base in Iraq was contaminated and the contractor in charge, Halliburton, failed to tell troops and civilians at the facility.

Hong Kong Dolphins Are Pretty in Pink
January 24, 2006 12:00 AM - William Foreman, Associated Press

Hong Kong is one of the best places in the world to see the dolphins, known as the Indo-Pacific humpback species.

On Beyond Organic -- Road to Recovery: Gulf Coast Farms
January 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Icicle Networks

When Eric Morrow, an eighth generation strawberry grower, returned to his Ponchatoula, LA farm after Hurricane Katrina passed, he compared the damage to the impact of a nuclear bomb.

East Africa People and Wildlife Struggles to Share Precious Land and Water
January 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Rodrique Ngowi, Associated Press

Elephants, buffaloes and other wild animals drink water from one side of a swamp, while Maasai warriors watch hundreds of cattle graze on another side.

UK Launches Energy Review in Face of Global Warming
January 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Jeremy Lovell, Reuters

The British government launched an urgent public consultation on future energy policy, but was accused by green groups of using it to mask a decision already taken in secret to build new nuclear power plants.

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