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Jordan, Israel, Palestinians Agree on Action to Save Shrinking Dead Sea
May 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Shafika Mattar, Associated Press

Jordan, Israel and the Palestinians agreed Sunday to go ahead with a three-year feasibility study to save the Dead Sea, whose constant evaporation will lead to its complete disappearance in five decades, experts say.

Groundbreaking Wave Power Electricity Project to Be Built off Portugal
May 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Doug Mellgren, Associated Press

A pioneering commercial wave power plant, producing clean and renewable energy, is to go on line off Portugal in 2006, after a contract was signed last week, project partners have announced.

Advisory Group Recommends Five-Year Ban on Harvesting Black Coral
May 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press

A scientific advisory group has recommended a five-year ban on harvesting black coral in the waters around Hawaii because younger populations of the popular jewelry source are declining.

System Unveiled that Changes Hog Waste into Clean Water
May 23, 2005 12:00 AM - William L. Holmes, Associated Press

Don Lloyd stepped up a ladder and dipped his empty bottle into a tank of water that six hours earlier had been flushed out of three nearby pens filled with thousands of hogs. "There, that's pig water," Lloyd proclaimed as he held up the bottle and tipped it back for a thirst-quenching chug.

Quality Angling Tied to Conservation
May 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Dr. Mamie Parker, USFWS

(By Dr. Mamie Parker) The faintest early light spatters through the trees on the lake shore. On the water, an angler plies closer, quietly, barely cutting the water to the low click and hum of a trolling motor. The angler waits in hope to outwit the object of affection. Anglers epitomize eternal optimists; they cast hope. Over 40 million Americans call themselves anglers and their hopes and passions for the outdoors power an enormous economic engine, spending over $41 billion a year.

India to Count its Vanishing Vultures
May 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

India will launch a census of its vultures, a group of ornithologists said on Sunday, as the birds are vanishing rapidly due to a mystery virus and shrinking nesting sites.

Federal Grand Jury Subpoenas Documents from DuPont on Teflon Chemical
May 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A federal grand jury has subpoenaed chemical giant DuPont Co. for documents related to a chemical used to make DuPont's nonstick Teflon product, the company said.

Red Tide Creeps Along New England's Coast; Seen as Area's Worst Since 1993
May 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Lisa Wangsness, The Boston Globe

A massive red tide has prompted state environmental officials to shut down shellfish beds from Central Maine to Cape Cod, drastically limiting local supplies of clams, oysters, sea scallops and mussels.

Ecotourism Conference to Be a Carbon-Neutral Gathering
May 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Bill Trotter, Bangor Daily News

When interested parties from across the country come to town this September for the first U.S.-focused national ecotourism conference, organizers of the event want to make sure they set an example.

ExxonMobil Faces Shareholder Resolutions on Climate Change
May 23, 2005 12:00 AM -

Several leading U.S. and European institutional investors, representing nearly $400 billion in invested assets, have announced their support for new shareholder resolutions requesting greater analysis and disclosure from ExxonMobil Corp. about its policies and strategies for managing the significant financial risks posed by global climate change.

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