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Fossil Fuels Said to Damage Ocean Life
July 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press

Corals and other marine creatures are threatened by chemical changes in the ocean caused by the carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels, a panel of scientists warned Wednesday.

House of Lords Rules Bangladeshi's Suit over Arsenic Poisoning is 'Hopeless'
July 5, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The House of Lords ruled Wednesday that a Bangladesh resident had no hope of succeeding in a suit against a British agency, which he claims should have warned him of the presence of arsenic in drinking water.

Family Gets Weather Record-Keeping Award
July 5, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A family that started keeping weather records before the U.S. weather bureau was even established was on hand Monday in Sioux Falls for a national award.

Navy to Use Passive Sonar in Exercise
July 5, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The Navy said it will rely on a different type of sonar during exercises off of Hawaii after environmentalists won a temporary restraining order stopping the service from using a high-intensity sonar that could harm marine mammals.

Climate Change Evaporates from G8 Agenda
July 5, 2006 12:00 AM - Robin Pomeroy, Reuters

At the last G8 summit, political leaders vowed to "act with resolve and urgency" on climate change. A year on, global warming has been sidelined by concerns on how the world can satisfy its growing appetite for energy.

Confidence in Ability to Control Weather Dries Up
July 5, 2006 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

China says its scientists make enough rain to fill the Yellow River; Moscow claims credit for sunshine for Red Square parades -- but confidence in other nations that humans can alter the weather has almost dried up.

Wildfires Force Evacuations in Western Canada
July 5, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Forest fires in two Canadian provinces have forced the evacuation of at least 5,500 people living in rural and northern communities, officials said Tuesday.

Florida Looks to Biofuels to Fix Energy Woes
July 5, 2006 12:00 AM - Phil Davis, Associated Press

U.S. EnviroFuels LLC is at the heart of a rush by Florida politicians to embrace ethanol as a gas additive that they hope will transform the Sunshine State from a vulnerable fuel importer to self-reliant fuel producer.

Bald Eagles Recovering Across the Country
July 5, 2006 12:00 AM - Michael Cowden, Associated Press

When Pennsylvania officials began a campaign in 1983 to re-establish the state's bald eagle population, only three pairs of the birds and 12 eaglets remained here. Now there are more than 100 bald eagle nests in the state for the first time in over a century.

UN Sees Staggering Obstacles to Development Goals
July 4, 2006 12:00 AM - Laura MacInnis, Reuters

With less than a decade left to meet its development targets, the United Nations said on Monday there were "staggering" obstacles to succeeding and conditions in some poor African countries had actually worsened.

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