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Rising Energy Costs Illuminate Surging Fluorescent Bulb Market
February 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Thomas J. Sheeran, Associated Press

The lighting industry has created a brighter, cheaper compact fluorescent lamps, or CFLs, that seem to be catching on among homeowners determined to trim high energy expenses.

Scientists Fear Leaping Carp to Invade U.S. Great Lakes
February 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Andrew Stern, Reuters

Fish that leap into passing boats may be a fisherman's fantasy, but scientists fear that hyperactive Asian carp will reach the Great Lakes, devour the base of the food chain and spoil drinking water for 40 million people.

El Nino May Affect Africa's Food Supply
February 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Climate change that strengthens the El Nino weather patterns could endanger food supplies for more than 20 million people in Africa, a new study warns.

Report Says Most Reefs Damaged by 2004 Tsunami Will Recover in a Decade
February 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Michael Casey, Associated Press

Most coral reefs escaped "serious damage" from the 2004 tsunami and should recover in less than 10 years, though much will depend on local government's protecting marine ecosystems.

Judge in Salmon Case Does Not Dine on the Fish, but Believes in the Law
February 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Jeff Barnard, Associated Press

The man holding the Bush administration's feet to the fire on restoring Columbia Basin salmon, even if it means breaching some hydroelectric dams, doesn't like to eat the Northwest's signature fish.

Chinese Company Manager Fired Following Wastewater Leak that Polluted River
February 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The manager of a chemical company in northern China has been fired because of a wastewater leak that badly polluted a local river, the official Xinhua News Agency reported Sunday.

Cat Parasite a Danger to Otters
February 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Maggie Fox, Reuters

A parasite carried in cat droppings may be killing otters off the California coast, possibly explaining why populations of the frisky animals have not recovered from the 19th-century fur trade, researchers said.

President Promotes Nuclear Energy, Plan for Dealing with Radioactive Waste
February 20, 2006 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press

President Bush on Saturday renewed his push for expansion of nuclear energy and sought support for plans to revive nuclear fuel reprocessing to deal with radioactive waste from commercial power plants.

Heavy Rains, Illegal Logging Blamed for Philippines Landslides
February 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Paul Alexander, Associated Press

Weather was the easy target for blame in Friday's devastating landslide, but survivors also were pointing at illegal logging as a contributing factor.

Drought Kills Wildlife in East Africa's Sanctuaries, Hits Annual Migration
February 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Rodrique Ngowi, Associated Press

A searing drought has killed dozens of hippopotamuses and other wild animals in Kenya and neighboring Tanzania, and disrupted the annual migration of wildebeests and zebras between the two East African nations.

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