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Two New Bird Species Identifed in Colombia
August 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Two new species of birds called tapaculos have been identified in the mountains of Colombia, a conservation group said Tuesday.

Tough But Fragile, Turtles Take to Italian Hospital
August 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Robin Pomeroy, Reuters

The island hospital is small, sparsely equipped and very often the patients are so large that they have to be tipped sideways to get them to the operating table. Fortunately, the patients are tough enough to withstand being knocked against a doorframe -- they are protected by a solid shell bigger than a manhole cover.

Police, Firefighters and Volunteers Shovel Out Mud after Floods Sweep Europe
August 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Jens Lang, Associated Press

Flood victims waded into their homes to shovel out mud and stagnant water Wednesday while heavy machinery cleared debris from village streets as volunteers fanned out to clean up after heavy rains and landslides swept central and southern Europe.

Colorado Scientist Quits Global Warming Panel
August 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Colorado State University scientist Roger Pielke Sr. has resigned from a Bush administration science advisory team in a disagreement over research into the causes of global warming.

International Team Claims Discovery of New Source for China's Yangtze River
August 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A group of international explorers on Tuesday claimed it had pinpointed a new site for the source of China's storied Yangtze River, placing it 6.5 kilometers (4 miles) farther west than previously thought.

Republicans Eye Offshore Drilling in U.S. Budget Bill
August 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Richard Cowan, Reuters

Republicans next month may try to open new U.S. offshore areas to oil and gas drilling in a move that would bring in billions of dollars in new revenue and let politicians claim progress in boosting domestic energy supplies at a time of record prices.

Housing Conservation -- An Editorial
August 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Bangor Daily News

A plan to preserve wildlife habitat while providing affordable housing on Mount Desert Island exemplifies what should be the future of land conservation and development in Maine. Just as there cannot be unlimited development, there cannot be broad mandates against future development.

Panel Sees Growing Threat in Melting Arctic
August 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press

The rate of ice melting in the Arctic is increasing and a panel of researchers says it sees no natural process that is likely to change that trend. Within a century the melting could lead to summertime ice-free ocean conditions not seen in the area in a million years, the group said Tuesday.

Feds Cut Land for California Tiger Salamander
August 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Terence Chea, Associated Press

Federal wildlife officials said Tuesday that they would cut by nearly half the amount of land set aside for the California tiger salamander, saying it would be too costly to restrict development in those areas to protect the threatened amphibian.

African Ministers Say Clean Water Key To Fighting Poverty
August 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Mattias Karen, Associated Press

Poor sanitation and unsafe drinking water is threatening to undermine U.N. efforts to fight poverty, hunger and disease in Africa, ministers and experts said Tuesday. Only four out of 10 villagers in Africa have access to a latrine, and the content of many existing latrines is dumped into the same rivers or streams used for drinking water.

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