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Rain-Sodden Swedes Consoled by Mushroom Mania
August 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Stephen Brown, Reuters

When Prime Minister Goran Persson wanted to cheer up Swedes enduring the wettest summer for 13 years, he first tried promising more jobs. Then, he hit upon their weak spot: mushrooms.

Sexy Posters to Protect Mexico's Turtles
August 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Sex sells everything from diet products to car tires, but Mexican authorities have found a new use for posters of scantily dressed young women: protecting endangered sea turtles.

Newmont Mining to Challenge Pollution Case
August 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The world's largest gold mining company will return to court Friday to defend itself against charges that it polluted a bay in Indonesia, sickening villagers who lived nearby. Lawyers for Denver-based Newmont Mining Corp. are expected to argue that the investigation was flawed and that the law has been poorly applied.

Scientists Try to Save Rare and Randy Warbler
August 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Europe's rarest songbird is facing extinction, despite being the most promiscuous and energetic lover in the avian world, and concerned scientists are looking urgently for ways to save it.

Cameroon Dam Nears Collapse, 10,000 Lives at Risk
August 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Tansa Musa, Reuters

A natural dam holding back a lake in Cameroon is on the verge of collapse, threatening to unleash a wall of water into neighbouring Nigeria and sweep away 10,000 people in its path, a scientist warned on Thursday.

SE Asia Seeks Cooperation with China, Japan, South Korea on Environmental Protection
August 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Southeast Asian countries will work with China, Japan and South Korea to combat ecological problems like the forest fire-generated smoke haze that recently hit Indonesia and Malaysia, officials said Friday.

N2Revolution Tire Inflation System Improves Vehicle Performance, Gas Mileage, and Environment
August 19, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

N2Revolution, Inc., a U.S. manufacturer that develops environmentally friendly automotive products, has announced the official launch of PurigeN98, its flagship product designed to improve energy efficiency, safety and the environment, Wednesday, September 14, 2005.

Group Questions Whether Wild Birds Carry Much Flu
August 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Maggie Fox, Reuters

An outbreak of avian flu in Mongolia seems to have died out quickly on its own, wildlife experts said Thursday, raising questions about how easily migrating birds will spread the virus.

Global Chemical Contamination Threatens Child Development -- A Guest Commentary
August 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Vicki Wolf

As if cancer, an epidemic of childhood asthma and heart disease weren't enough reasons to take precautionary action regarding pollution of the air water and soil, global chemical contamination now threatens the talent and intelligence of future generations.

Officials at Global Conference Say It's Time to Take Action on Global Warming
August 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press

Near a glacier that's retreating at an alarming pace, environmental ministers and other officials from 23 countries met Thursday and agreed that nations must take action against global warming.

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