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As Alaska's Fishing Fleet Ages, Newcomers Find the Price of Entry High
December 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Matt Volz, Associated Press

For what it's going to cost Justin Peeler to elbow his way into Southeast Alaska's fishing fleet, he could have gone to Harvard Medical School -- twice.

Interest Waning in Wildlife Work for State, Federal Agencies
December 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Judith Kohler, Associated Press

Wildlife agencies across the country are struggling with a combination of rising retirements and declining interest in their jobs among young people seemingly disconnected from hunting, fishing and rural life.

Study Reveals Arctic Killer Whales High in Toxins
December 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Doug Mellgren, Associated Press

Killer whales have the highest concentration of man-made toxins of all Arctic mammals tested in Europe because of the oceangoing predators' taste for fatty fish.

Serbia Removes Depleted Uranium Left Over from NATO Bombing
December 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Serbia's authorities are completing the clean-up of depleted uranium left over from NATO's bombing campaign in 1999.

Gas Drilling Raises Dust Clouds Throughout the West
December 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Bob Moen, Associated Press

While oil and gas development creates other problems, dust is just about universal in the booming methane fields of Wyoming and other states rich in natural gas.

Cathedral Gets Offspring of Ancient Tree
December 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Jacob Adelman, Associated Press

The National Cathedral will celebrate the holidays this year with an unusual Christmas tree: a pine seedling whose parent is said to be the oldest known tree on earth.

Great Lakes Cleanup May Hit $20 Billion
December 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Andrew Stern, Reuters

The cost of a Great Lakes cleanup plan unveiled Monday by a White House-backed group could reach $20 billion, a price that Washington has already said the U.S. government cannot afford.

Mass Stranding of Whales, Dolphins on Cape Cod Investigated
December 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Animal protection workers were investigating Monday the mass stranding and death of 24 pilot whales and 15 dolphins during a winter storm on Cape Cod in Massachusetts.

Study Pinpoints Species Facing Extinction Threat
December 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters

Conducted by scientists working with the 52-member Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE), a new study identifies 794 species on the brink of oblivion.

Dallas Cowboys May Get Flexibility in How They Replace Trees
December 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Sally Claunch, Fort Worth Star-Telegram

When building their new stadium, the Dallas Cowboys will have to replace as many trees as any other business that builds in Arlington, as required by the city's commercial tree ordinance.

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