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Stop Bashing Us, Upset United States Tells Canada
December 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

The United States made an unprecedented foray into Canada's election campaign Tuesday, warning politicians not to bash Washington in their bid to win voter support on Jan. 23.

Suit Challenges Salmon Listings in West
December 14, 2005 12:00 AM - William McCall, Associated Press

A California property rights group has filed a federal lawsuit challenging Endangered Species Act listings for salmon in four Western states.

EU Commission Welcomes Compromise on Energy Consumption Targets
December 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The European Commission welcomed the parliamentary approval Tuesday of watered-down plans to reduce energy consumption.

Narwhal's Tusk is a Giant Sensor, Study Finds
December 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

The narwhal's mysterious spiral tusk works as a giant sensor to help it test water qualities and to smooch other narwhals, a U.S. researcher said Tuesday.

U.S., Canadian Officials Sign Great Lakes Water Pact
December 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Andrew Stern, Reuters

The leaders of eight U.S. states and two Canadian provinces signed a pact Tuesday blocking exports of water from the Great Lakes.

Deal Restricts Hunting on Canada's Pacific Coast
December 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Environmentalists have paid C$1.35 million ($1.2 million) to bar foreign sport hunters from a wilderness area on Canada's Pacific Coast, officials said Tuesday.

No Room at Cemetery, so Mayor Proposes a Ban on Death
December 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Stan Lehman, Associated Press

There's no more room to bury the dead, they can't be cremated, and laws forbid a new cemetery. So the mayor of one Brazilian farm town has proposed a solution: outlaw death.

Environmentalists To Appeal U.S. Border Fence Ruling
December 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Environmental activists vowed to appeal a ruling allowing the U.S. to finish building a fence along the border with Mexico despite concerns that it would threaten a wildlife habitat.

Research Project Reveals Industrial Pollution Inequities
December 14, 2005 12:00 AM - David Pace, Associated Press

A data analysis shows black Americans are 79 percent more likely than whites to live in neighborhoods where industrial pollution is suspected of posing the greatest health danger.

Katrina Strangles Louisiana's Cherished Citrus Industry
December 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Cain Burdeau, Associated Press

Citrus growers in southern Louisiana fear they may never be able to plant trees again because of the salt left behind by Hurricane Katrina's flood waters.

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