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Fears of Biopiracy Hampering Research in Brazilian Amazon
October 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Michael Astor, Associated Press

Somewhere in the Amazon there may be flora and fauna that hold the key to curing diseases ranging from cancer to multiple sclerosis. That, at any rate, is the dream. But the reality is that the search for the next miracle drugs is being hampered by a deep Brazilian suspicion of "biopiracy."

Air Inside Car Said To Be More Harmful than Outside
October 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

It is healthier to walk along a busy road and breathe in exhaust fumes than to sit in the comfort of an airconditioned car, a U.S. researcher said on Wednesday.

U.S. Navy Sued over 'Ear-Splitting' Sonar on Whales
October 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Jill Serjeant, Reuters

A coalition of environmental groups sued the U.S. Navy Wednesday over the use of sonar, saying that the ear-splitting sounds can cause mass whale and dolphin strandings and internal bleeding.

Wal-Mart Switches to Corn-Based Plastic Packaging
October 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Harold Brubaker, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Wal-Mart is going green. The retail giant, which is also the nation's largest grocery seller, is beginning to switch from petroleum-based to corn-based plastic packaging.

EPA Review Names Intel No. 1 Workplace for Commuters
October 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Clint Swett, The Sacramento Bee

All it took was a few bagels to turn Mike Finkel into a bicycle commuter. When his employer, Intel Corp., held a bike-to-work day a few years ago, the company promised a bagel breakfast for riders -- which was enough to get Finkel on his bike that morning.

Scientists Study Gorilla Who Uses Tools
October 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Anjan Sundaram, Associated Press

A young gorilla in a Congo sanctuary is smashing palm nuts between two rocks to extract oil, surprising and intriguing scientists who say they have much to learn about what gorillas can do -- and about what it says about evolution.

Puget Sound Region Feeling Climate Change
October 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The Puget Sound region is feeling the impact of climate change -- from flooding to warmer waters -- and things could be getting worse, according to a report by University of Washington researchers.

New Species of Flying Reptile Named for Fang Teeth
October 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

A new species of flying reptile that died out with the dinosaurs 65 million years ago has been named for its fang-like teeth, British scientists said on Tuesday.

Hurricanes Revive Florida Offshore Drilling Battle
October 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Jim Loney, Reuters

America's thirst for energy and high fuel prices after hurricanes Katrina and Rita have rekindled the fight over oil and gas drilling off Florida, where clean beaches are the bedrock of a $57 billion-a-year tourism industry.

Storm Warnings -- A Guest Commentary
October 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Peter H. Gleick, the Pacific Institute

As New Orleans dries out and some semblance of normalcy begins to return for its luckier residents, we are just starting to think about the lessons that will have to be learned.

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