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Conservation Officers Shoot Whales after New Zealand South Island Stranding
January 2, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Wildlife officers shot 41 pilot whales that beached on New Zealand's South Island, the Department of Conservation said.

UAE Working To Rid Drinking Water of Chemical Linked To Cancer
January 2, 2006 12:00 AM - Jim Krane, Associated Press

Water authorities in the emirate of Abu Dhabi are working to rid drinking water of elevated levels of bromate, a chemical compound thought to cause cancer.

New Orleans Aquarium Restocking after Huge Hurricane Losses
January 2, 2006 12:00 AM - Sharon Cohen, Associated Press

Like New Orleans itself, the aquarium is now on a long road back. And like the city, the revival will depend, in part, on hardy holdouts and returning evacuees, some still living far away.

Tiny American Pika Seen Headed toward Extinction
January 2, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Human activity and climate change may be pushing the tiny American pika toward extinction in the mountains of western North America.

'Rogue' African Elephants May Soon Hunt Poachers
January 2, 2006 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters

Elephants have an acute sense of smell, can travel anywhere in the bush, and don't break down -- making them ideal for patrols as well as tracking poachers.

Some Canned Light Tuna May Contain Other Fish with More Mercury
January 2, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The Food and Drug Administration will look into a newspaper report that some canned light tuna contains a species with potentially higher mercury levels.

Washington Schools, Day-Care Centers Won't Get Special Pesticide Notices
January 2, 2006 12:00 AM - Curt Woodward, Associated Press

Schools, hospitals and day-care centers don't need two days of written notice before their farmer neighbors spray dangerous pesticides.

FEMA Dumps Donated Drinking Water Not Used at Hurricane Shelters
January 2, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

One million cans of drinking water donated for hurricane relief have been emptied and recycled because the water was never used at Texas and Louisiana hurricane shelters.

Go Green By Trading, Says Goldman
January 2, 2006 12:00 AM - The Economic Times, India

Goldman Sachs Group thinks it can battle global warming, not by hugging trees, but by doing what comes naturally to a Wall Street powerhouse: trading.

Rare Seabirds Being Spotted in California
December 30, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Scientists are stumped about why thousands of rare seabirds are suddenly being spotted on land in Northern California.

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