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Caribbean Reefs Ailing from Bleaching, Disease
April 11, 2006 12:00 AM - Jim Loney, Reuters

Deadly diseases are attacking coral reefs across the Caribbean Sea after a massive surge of coral bleaching last summer, a two-pronged assault that scientists say is one of the worst threats to the region's fragile undersea gardens.

Oozing Sewage Pollutes 'Green' Costa Rica
April 11, 2006 12:00 AM - John McPhaul, Reuters

Tourists once flocked to the surf and wildlife of this tropical town on Costa Rica's Pacific coast, but the filth of a sewage-rich river that oozes through Tarcoles has driven them away.

Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist Sees Big Opportunity in Green Technology
April 11, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Venture capitalist John Doerr is placing big bets on an emerging sector he calls "green technology," one he believes could become as lucrative as information technology and biotechnology.

Global Warming Threatens Extinctions
April 11, 2006 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Global warming will become a top cause of extinction from the tropical Andes to South Africa with thousands of species of plants and animals likely to be wiped out in coming decades, a study said on Tuesday.

Greenpeace Blocks Ship Carrying Soya Allegedly from Illegal Amazon Farms
April 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Greenpeace on Friday delayed the docking of a ship at Amsterdam harbor that it said was carrying a cargo of soya grown in illegally deforested areas of the Amazon for processing for European fast food restaurants.

Scientists Warn, 'Don't Pollute the Puget Sound'
April 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

In Puget Sound, pollution is forever. That's the message scientists hope residents of Western Washington will remember the next time they flush chemicals down their toilets or curbside drains.

Guide to Help Protect Endangered Whales Soon Available in Russian
April 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Mary Pemberton, Associated Press

There once were more than 10,000 right whales in the North Pacific but the whales were hunted nearly to extinction in the 1800s because they were easy to harpoon and floated when dead.

Pipe Break Spews Sewage into U.S. Virgin Islands Harbor
April 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Mat Probasco, Associated Press

A pipe break has spilled millions of liters (gallons) of raw sewage near a residential area in the U.S. Virgin Islands, officials said Friday.

State OKs Power Line Through Kentucky Forest
April 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Roger Alford, Associated Press

A state agency has approved an electric cooperative's plan to cut a 100-foot-wide swath across nearly 5 miles of the Daniel Boone National Forest, a project that environmentalists fear could open the woodlands to unwelcome species that would wage war on migratory songbirds.

Canada Troops Mount Big Arctic Sovereignty Patrol
April 10, 2006 12:00 AM - David Ljunggren, Reuters

Canadian forces Sunday wrapped up a two-week exercise designed to assert sovereignty over the Arctic at a time when climate change is fueling international interest in the desolate, mineral-rich region.

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