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Professor Finishes Maine Bay Seaweed Study
March 1, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A University of New Hampshire plant biology professor has documented an abundance of invasive species of seaweed in Maine's Casco Bay that appear to be changing the ecosystem.

In Congo, Pygmies Ill-Prepared to Fight for Their Forests
March 1, 2006 12:00 AM - Anjan Sundaram, Associated Press

Pygmy chief Mbomba Bokenu says he may soon let loggers cut his people's forests, and all he expects in return are soap and a few bags of salt.

U.S. Biologists Bet N.D. Pelicans Return
March 1, 2006 12:00 AM - James MacPherson, Associated Press

Federal biologists who were baffled by pelican die-offs and departures at Chase Lake National Wildlife Refuge the past two years are betting the big birds will be back in about a month.

Scientists Studying Decline of Cook Inlet Beluga Whales
March 1, 2006 12:00 AM - Mary Pemberton, Associated Press

In the 1970s, there used to be about 1,300 beluga whales in Cook Inlet, delighting locals and tourists alike. Last year, the number was estimated at just 278.

Mercury Cuts on the Ground Not Enough
February 28, 2006 12:00 AM - John Myers, Duluth News-Tribune

When you raise your face into that first spring rainfall, remember this: The water splashing off your head is higher in mercury contamination than the treated sewage water leaving the Western Lake Superior Sanitary District.

Brooklyn Refineries are Long Gone, but the Oil Isn't
February 28, 2006 12:00 AM - David B. Caruso, Associated Press

Big Oil left most of the Brooklyn waterfront decades ago, but the industry's legacy still bubbles to the surface.

Nuclear Fallout Report Leaves Government's Course up in Air
February 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Greg Lavine, Salt Lake Tribune

Scientists could further study the public health consequences of nuclear weapons testing, but questions remain about how worthwhile such a project would be, a new federal report says.

Schwarzenegger Says Chertoff Will Look into Helping California Levees
February 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Erica Werner, Associated Press

Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff will tour the Sacramento, Calif., area to see if federal help is needed to prevent a Katrina-style disaster there, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said Monday.

On Beyond Organic -- Cooking Up New Lives
February 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Icicle Networks

A county jail might be one of the last places you’d expect to see a sense of community coming together over a freshly prepared, healthy meal. Chef Larry Bain sees it happening all the time.

U.S. Greenhouse Gas Growth Rate Rose in 2004, Says EPA
February 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Timothy Gardner, Reuters

The growth rate of U.S. emissions of gases blamed for global warming rose in 2004, as the country burned more fossil fuel for transportation and electricity, according to federal environment regulators.

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