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Scientists Unsure of How To Protect River
October 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Scientists say they still don't know how to protect the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon without disrupting water and power production upstream.

Australia Uses New Methods To Protect Whales
October 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Fierce whale-hunting opponent Australia said on Friday it was expanding the use of satellite and DNA technology to track and research whales as it seeks to overturn the killing of whales for scientific purposes.

U.S. Military Realignment Plans for Japan Face Strong Local Criticism
October 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Hiroko Tabuchi, Associated Press

Plans to realign U.S. military forces in Japan triggered plans for protest rallies and drew harsh opposition from local officials and citizens' groups, who say the burden of hosting the troops is just being shifted from one community to another.

Birds Vs. Windmills Battle Heads to Calif. Courts
October 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Carolyn Abate, Reuters

The wind farm at Altamont Pass produces clean electricity for tens of thousands of homes. The windmills also kill a large number of migratory birds passing through the region east of San Francisco.

Nerve Agent Destruction Halted in Indiana after 500-Gallon Wastewater Spill
October 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Army contractors halted operations Saturday at a western Indiana complex built to destroy a deadly nerve agent after nearly 500 gallons of caustic wastewater spilled in a contained area.

International Albatross Plan Proposes New Colonies
October 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Yereth Rosen, Reuters

With almost all of the world's remaining short-tailed albatrosses breeding on a steep slope of a Japanese volcanic island that is subject to eruptions, mudslides and erosion, an international team of scientists has a proposal to help the endangered birds -- lure them to a safer island.

Missouri Team Mounts Tiny Cameras Atop Deer
October 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Jim Salter, Associated Press

Between hunters and cars, the fall is a hard time for deer. Now, a University of Missouri researcher is gaining insight into the world of the graceful animal through tiny cameras mounted on their heads.

South Africa Takes Aim at 'Canned Hunting'
October 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters

South Africa plans to stamp out operators who allow the "canned hunting" of lions and other game raised by humans and shot in small spaces, part of an effort to clean up the multimillion-dollar hunting industry.

Japan Wants All Nations in Post-Kyoto Deal
October 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Elaine Lies, Reuters

Japan, whose former capital gave its name to the Kyoto Protocol, wants all nations -- including the United States and especially China -- to be bound by the next framework aimed at fighting global warming, Environment Minister Yuriko Koike said on Friday.

Animal Rights Group Baits Anglers with Ethics Pledge
October 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Doug O'Harra, Anchorage Daily News

The animal rights group PETA wants fishermen to promise they will follow a federal "Code of Angling Ethics" before they can legally hook salmon, trout and halibut in Alaska.

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