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Time Ticking on Nuclear Waste Decision
February 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Robert Manor, Chicago Tribune

As the U.S. extends the life of its nuclear plants far into the future, a potentially critical question remains: Where will the reactors' intensely radioactive waste be stored for thousands of years to come?

Nesting Begins for Endangered Parrots
February 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Ian James, Associated Press

Raucous squawking erupts from cages filled with dozens of parrots -- a hopeful sound from a species on the brink of extinction. The last chance of survival for the Puerto Rican parrot may lie in forest aviaries where these captive birds began their nesting in January under close observation.

The New Environmentalism -- An ENN Commentary
February 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Norman L. Dean, Friends of the Earth

Environmentalism is dead. That is the opinion of commentators Michael Shellenberger, a political strategist, and Ted Nordhaus, a pollster...

African Countries Sign Treaty to Protect Rain Forest
February 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Bryan Mealer, Associated Press

Seven Central African countries signed a landmark treaty Saturday to establish cross-border partnerships to help save the world's second largest rain forest.

Mitsubishi Motors, Heavy Eye Joint Development of Fuel-Cell Car
February 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Kyodo News International, Tokyo

Mitsubishi Motors Corp. and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. are considering joint development of an environment-friendly fuel-cell vehicle as part of the struggling automaker's revival effort under the heavy machinery maker's leadership, sources familiar with the matter said Monday.

Researchers Probe Antarctica's Shifting Ice, 'Not Sure What's Going On'
February 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Researchers Probe Antarctica's Shifting Ice, 'Not Sure What's Going On'

Scientists looking southward from the tip of South America, over steel-gray waters toward icy Antarctica, see only questions on the horizon about the fate of the planet.

Biologists Planning to Study Pelicans
February 4, 2005 12:00 AM - James MacPherson, Associated Press

Pelican nesting grounds will be off-limits to the public this year at a refuge in central North Dakota while biologists plan their most extensive study ever of the big birds.

Scientists Worry About Red Tide, Manatees
February 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

An unseasonable outbreak of red tide has scientists worried that migrating manatees may swim into the potentially deadly algae.

Organisms Found in Deepest Part of Ocean
February 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press

Tiny single-celled organisms, many of them previously unknown, have been discovered beneath nearly seven miles of water in the deepest part of the ocean.

Food Scarcity Predicted with Rising Temperatures, Falling Water Tables
February 4, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

A global warming trend will reduce farm yields and make food supplies scarcer over the next century, an environmental group said Thursday, citing data from the United Nations and the National Academy of Sciences and trends in the world rice market.

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