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Canadian Natives are Alarmed by a Shortage of Sons
December 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Matt Crenson, Associated Press

Having grown up with smokestacks on the horizon, Ada Lockridge recently made a simple but shocking discovery: There are two girls born in her small community for every boy.

Mexican Park Rangers Defend Monarch Butterflies from Loggers
December 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Ioan Grillo, Associated Press

Last season, 22 million monarchs reached the park, an 80 percent drop from the previous year, prompting the Mexican government to set up a special police force.

Toyota Starts Production of Hybrid Car Prius in China
December 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Kyodo News International

Toyota Motor Corp. began producing its Prius hybrid passenger car Thursday in Changchun, Jilin Province, northeastern China, under a joint venture, the automaker said.

Fair Trade Promotes Coffee with a Conscience Changing the World Cup by Cup
December 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Brooke Bryant, Contra Costa Times

Moraga, California resident Kate McMahon launched a fair-trade coffee campaign aimed at convincing businesses and residents alike to start sipping and serving java that is purchased from coffee farmers at a fair price.

Researchers Find Mother Squids Nurse Eggs
December 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Researchers said they have uncovered evidence that some mother squids nurse their eggs for months after laying them.

Alaskan Volcano Showing Signs of Erupting
December 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Jeannette J. Lee, Associated Press

A sulfurous steam plume, hundreds of miniature earthquakes and a new swath of ash on snowy Augustine Volcano have scientists looking for a possible eruption.

Rebuilding Gulf Coast's Fishing Industry to Cost $1.2 Billion
December 16, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

It will cost an estimated $1.2 billion to rebuild the Gulf Coast's battered commercial fishing industry, federal and state officials say.

Bush Promises New Orleans Bigger, Better Levees
December 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Deb Riechmann, Associated Press

President Bush pledged on Thursday to rebuild New Orleans' shattered levee system taller and stronger than before Hurricane Katrina struck.

Big Tuna is the New Big Tobacco -- A Guest Commentary
December 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Eli Saddler, GotMercury.Org

Instead of dealing responsibly with the public health threat of mercury, Big Tuna has taken pages from the tobacco industry’s playbook to claim their products do not cause harm.

Climate, Storms Hit Extremes in 2005
December 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Robert Evans, Reuters

Catastrophic storms like Hurricanes Katrina and Stan took weather extremes to new levels in 2005, with flooding and heatwaves touching almost every continent.

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