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Appeals Court Allows Suit against Canadian Smelter to Go Forward
July 4, 2006 12:00 AM - Nicholas K. Geranios, Associated Press

A federal appeals court on Monday decided that a lawsuit can proceed against a Canadian smelter operator who dumped pollution that reached the United States.

Scientists Say Warm Seas Threaten Coral
July 4, 2006 12:00 AM - Mat Probasco, Associated Press

Caribbean Sea temperatures have reached their annual high two months ahead of schedule -- a sign coral reefs may suffer the same widespread damage as last year, scientists said Monday.

Low Water in North America's Great Lakes Causes Worry
July 4, 2006 12:00 AM - Jonathan Spicer, Reuters

Several massive vessels have run aground on Michigan's Saginaw River this shipping season, caught in shallow waters a few miles from Lake Huron. The river port is as shallow as 13 feet in a passage that is supposed to be 22 feet deep.

New Delhi Hospital Cares for Injured Birds
July 3, 2006 12:00 AM - Nirmala George, Associated Press

In the honking chaos of Delhi's old city, surrounded by bustling streets and crowded alleys teeming with people, hand-pulled carts and motorized rickshaws spewing exhaust, sits a little haven where sparrows chirp, pigeons coo and peacocks scream.

Deal Reached to Restore Salmon in California's San Joaquin River
July 3, 2006 12:00 AM - Juliana Barbassa, Associated Press

A settlement has been reached in a court battle over how much water should be allowed to flow from a dam on the San Joaquin River to restore the salmon population, attorneys said.

Booming Development Driving away Persian Gulf's Endangered Wildlife
July 3, 2006 12:00 AM - Jim Krane, Associated Press

Environmental watchdogs are few in Arabia. Those that exist acknowledge they stand little chance against developers, many of whom have connections to royal families and huge profits from oil and gas to invest.

Pentagon Exempts Navy from Whale Protection Law
July 3, 2006 12:00 AM - Kristin Roberts, Reuters

The Pentagon Friday exempted the Navy for six months from a law protecting whales and other marine mammals, a move that may allow planned naval exercises using military sonar to proceed despite a lawsuit.

China Offers Hungry Elephants 'Dinner Halls'
July 3, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Chinese officials hope to lure hungry wild elephants away from farmland by offering "dinner halls" with banana and sugar on the menu, state media reported.

Eritrea's Dahlak Islands Teem with Life
July 3, 2006 12:00 AM - Ed Harris, Reuters

Despite the mesmerizing sea life, research and development of Eritrea's coast and waters has been inhibited by decades of conflict.

'Green' Burials Growing in Popularity
July 3, 2006 12:00 AM - William Kates, Associated Press

It sits on the eastern fringe of New York's Finger Lakes region and is bounded on three sides by 8,000 acres of protected forests: the perfectly natural place to spend an eternity.

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