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Animal Rights Group Sues Over Sea Lions
July 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Jeannette J. Lee, Associated Press

An animal rights group filed a lawsuit Wednesday accusing the federal government of violating several environmental protection acts by allowing the use of certain research techniques on threatened and endangered Steller sea lions.

Scientists Raise Alarm About Ocean Health
July 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

With a record number of dead seabirds washing up on West Coast beaches from Central California to British Columbia, marine biologists are raising the alarm about rising ocean temperatures and dwindling plankton populations

Wyoming Wants Gray Wolf Off 'Threatened' List
July 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Bob Moen, Associated Press

Wyoming formally petitioned the Interior Department on Wednesday to remove gray wolves from the threatened species list in the northern Rockies, and to allow the state to control the predator.

World Heritage Committee to Investigate Effects of Climate Change, Postpones Decision on Mount Everest
July 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Alexandra Zavis, Associated Press

UNESCO agreed Wednesday to investigate the effects of climate change on World Heritage Sites around the globe after environmental activists raised concerns about the threat to Mount Everest. But the United Nations agency postponed a decision on whether to include the world's highest peak and two other sites on its endangered list.

Unborn Babies Soaked in Chemicals, Survey Finds
July 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Maggie Fox, Reuters

Unborn U.S. babies are soaking in a stew of chemicals, including mercury, gasoline byproducts and pesticides, according to a report to be released Thursday. Although the effects on the babies are not clear, the survey prompted several members of Congress to press for legislation that would strengthen controls on chemicals in the environment.

PETA Unveils Ads Attacking California Dairy Industry
July 14, 2005 12:00 AM - the Sacramento Bee

In another effort to challenge the California milk industry's "happy cows" campaign, an international animal-rights group is rolling out its own "unhappy cows" ads.

Canon Envirothon Draws Teenagers To North America Environmental Competition
July 14, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

High school students from across the U.S. and Canada will convene July 18 — 24 in Springfield, Missouri, to participate in North America’s largest high school environmental education competition. Participants will learn about environmental issues affecting natural resources as they compete for awards in the 2005 Canon Envirothon.

Progressive Design Playgrounds Meets California Criteria for High Performance Schools
July 14, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Progressive Design Playgrounds, designer and manufacturer of commercial children's play structures, announced today it has been recognized as the first playground manufacturer to meet the environmental standards set by California's Collaborative for High Performance Schools.

Pilot Program Shows Strong Interest in E-Recycling
July 14, 2005 12:00 AM -

A trial effort to evaluate feasibility of widespread recycling of consumer electronics shows that items such as computers can be easily recycled at low cost to consumers and retailers.

Driven by Fuel Shortages, China is Going Nuclear
July 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press

The shadows of Chernobyl and Three Mile Island no longer reach to the pine-crested hillsides of Hangzhou Bay, where China is rushing to expand a nuclear power station to meet soaring demand for electricity for its economic boom.

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