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Aleutian Oil Spill Now Biggest in Alaska Since 1989
February 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

A cargo ship that ran aground, split in two and poured fuel oil into the Bering Sea in December ranks as one of the biggest spills in Alaska, dwarfed only by the 1989 Exxon Valdez disaster, state environmental officials said Thursday.

2005 Could Be Warmest Year Recorded, Says NASA
February 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Timothy Gardner, Reuters

A weak El Nino and human-made greenhouse gases could make 2005 the warmest year since records started being kept in the late 1800s, NASA scientists said this week.

Wyoming to Study Declining Moose Population
February 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Moose populations in western Wyoming have fallen so low that the Game and Fish Department is considering closing the hunting season in parts of the region.

Seattle Mandates Recycling
February 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Elizabeth M. Gillespie, Associated Press

Garbage hauler Frank Treto quickly spots enough junk mail and cardboard to warrant whipping out a bright yellow warning tag, one of hundreds he's doled out since the city's mandatory recycling law took effect this year.

Carbon Emissions Trading is New Weapon to Battle Global Warming
February 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Brad Foss, Associated Press

Environmentalists always said there would be a price to pay for all the carbon dioxide being spewed into the atmosphere. Well, now there is.

Scientists Find New Coral Species
February 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Scientists have discovered a new species of brushy coral that flames like a white and pink Christmas tree hundreds of feet below the Channel Islands.

FERC Rules on Access to Proposed Alaska Gas Pipeline
February 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Matt Volz, Associated Press

Federal regulators on Wednesday issued rules on how exploration companies would tap into a natural gas pipeline from Alaska's North Slope.

'Political' Science: The Rise of Junk Science and the Fall of Reason--An ENN Commentary
February 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Peter H. Gleick, the Pacific Institute

Democracy depends on information and good science. And in a democracy that faces a dizzying array of threats and challenges, the need for sound knowledge has never been more important.

Energy Secretary Reaffirms Commitment to Building Nevada Nuclear Waste Dump
February 10, 2005 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press

Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman told lawmakers Wednesday that while progress on a nuclear waste project in Nevada will be delayed, the government is "very focused and committed" to building the facility.

California Considers Ban on Pet Cloning
February 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

A California lawmaker said Wednesday he would introduce a bill this week to ban sales of cloned pets, a move that could end a California company's plans to replicate beloved domestic animals.

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