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California Butterfly Numbers Near 40-Year Low
May 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Juliana Barbassa, Associated Press

The number of butterflies migrating through the state has fallen to a nearly 40-year low as populations already hurt by habitat loss and climate change encountered a cold, wet spring, researchers said.

Lawsuit Over Teflon Health Risks Seeks to Combine Complaints from 16 States
May 10, 2006 12:00 AM - David Pitt, Associated Press

A lawsuit representing millions of owners of Teflon coated cookware was filed in U.S. District Court, seeking to combine complaints from 16 states into one master case.

Glaxo Wins Injunction Against Animal Activists
May 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

GlaxoSmithKline Plc secured a rare high court injunction on Tuesday night against an unknown group of animal rights activists, preventing them from publicising names of its shareholders.

Indian Women Take 500-Year-Old Hunt to City Streets
May 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Dressed as men and armed with swords and spears, hundreds of tribal women in an eastern Indian state have taken an ancient hunting ritual to the streets, snatching domestic animals from frightened residents.

U.S. House Leader Suggests Ethanol Import Tariff Cut
May 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Susan Cornwell, Reuters

House Majority Leader John Boehner said Tuesday that a temporary reduction in fuel ethanol import tariffs would help lower motor fuel pump prices.

Sri Lanka's Coastal Drinking Water Still Suffers Effects of 2004 Tsunami
May 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Bharatha Mallawarachi, Associated Press

Thousands of wells along Sri Lanka's coast remain unusable because of contamination caused by the 2004 Asian tsunami, a government official said, as international monitors urged new measures to tackle the problem.

Nuclear Industry Adopts New Detection, Disclosure Policy on Radioactive Water
May 10, 2006 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press

The nuclear industry took steps Tuesday to head off a growing public relations -- if not health -- problem, promising to closely monitor leaks of slightly radioactive water into groundwater at power plants.

Amid Mines and Barbed Wire, Wildlife Thrives in a Cold War No Man's Land
May 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Michael Casey, Associated Press

Within earshot of a truckload of South Korean troops, a family of wild boars approaches a military base looking for an afternoon snack. Just down the road, water deer dash into a forest dotted with mines.

Chinook Finally Arriving at Oregon Dam
May 9, 2006 12:00 AM - Sarah Skidmore, Associated Press

Spring chinook salmon are finally moving up the Columbia River at Bonneville Dam, making their latest run on record.

Georgia to Revise Protected Species List
May 9, 2006 12:00 AM - Elliott Minor, Associated Press

The robust redhorse, a mystery fish that dropped off the scientific radar screen for 121 years until it was discovered in the Oconee River near Dublin, would become a rare, rather than endangered species, under a proposed new list of Georgia's protected species.

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