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U.S. to Protect Two Coral Species as Caribbean Warms
May 5, 2006 12:00 AM - Timothy Gardner, Reuters

The U.S. government said Thursday it would list two coral species as "threatened" under federal species protection laws after damage to them increased last year as the Caribbean warmed to record levels.

Grid Operator Urges Congress Not to Block Wind Farm Proposal
May 5, 2006 12:00 AM - Stephanie Ebbert, Boston Globe

The organization that manages the New England power grid is urging Congress not to block a wind farm proposed off the coast of the Cape and Islands, saying the region is in urgent need of new sources of energy.

Switching to Cleaner Fuels, Improved Stoves Could Save Millions of Lives
May 5, 2006 12:00 AM - Erica Bulman, Associated Press

Cooking with wood, dung, coal and other solid fuels on traditional stoves each year kills 1.5 million people who breathe in the poisonous fumes, the U.N. health agency said in a report released Thursday.

Scientists Probe Atlantic, Find New Species of Life
May 5, 2006 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Scientists have found about 10-20 new species of tiny creatures in the depths of the Atlantic in a survey that will gauge whether global warming may harm life in the oceans, an international report said on Thursday.

ENN Weekly: May 1st - 5th
May 5, 2006 12:00 AM - ENN

ENN rounds up the most important and compelling environmental news stories of the week. In the news May 1st - 5th: Hippos and polar bears in peril, warming and the Pacific, new frog species, cleaner fuel, and much more.

On ENN Radio: 'Sick' Buildings, Renewable Energy, Cosmic Questions, and Solar Backpacks
May 5, 2006 12:00 AM - ENN

Sick and tired of work? If you sometimes feel like your job is killing you, you could be right. But it might be the building you work in rather than the job you do that’s having the impact on your health. Tune into ENN Radio with Jerry Kay for more.

Photographer Sebastiao Salgado Focuses on Nature
May 4, 2006 12:00 AM - Fernanda Ezabella, Reuters

Photographer Sebastiao Salgado's newest exhibition brings the first results of the epic Genesis project which has taken Salgado to what he calls the "primeval places of the planet" -- regions such as the Galapagos Islands, Antarctica and forests in Africa.

Zanzibar Dolphin Deaths Puzzle Scientists
May 4, 2006 12:00 AM - Ali Sultan, Associated Press

Preliminary investigations have failed to yield an explanation of why hundreds of dolphins left their deep offshore habitat, got stranded in shallow waters and later washed up dead on Zanzibar's northern coast, a scientist said.

Poultry Shipments Also Likely Spread Bird Flu, Expert Says
May 4, 2006 12:00 AM - Tan Ee Lyn, Reuters

A leading flu expert warned the scientific community on Wednesday against blaming the spread of the H5N1 virus on migratory birds, saying the movement of poultry around the world could play a major role.

Global Warming Weakens Vast Pacific Climate System
May 4, 2006 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

Climate scientists identified a likely new victim of global warming Wednesday: the vast looping system of air currents that fuels Pacific trade winds and climate from South America to Indonesia.

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