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Forests Flushed Down the Toilet
November 22, 2005 12:00 AM - WWF International

The major tissue manufacturers are not offering enough recycled toilet paper, towels and napkins to European consumers and must be more responsible when sourcing their wood, according to a new WWF report.

Researchers Find Usinc Acid Caused Elk Deaths
November 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Wyoming wildlife biologists and federal researchers have identified the chemical responsible for the death of hundreds of elk in southern Wyoming last year.

Engineers Explore New Project To Save Venice from Sinking
November 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Marta Falconi, Associated Press

A group of engineers and geology experts said Monday they are considering injecting seawater under Venice to raise the waterlogged Italian city by one foot to rescue it from the tides and floods that bedevil it.

UK's Blair Should Expand Nuclear Power, Adviser Says
November 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Katherine Baldwin, Reuters

Britain's Tony Blair should give the go-ahead for an expansion of nuclear power generation to help stem climate change, the prime minister's chief scientific adviser said on Sunday.

On Beyond Organic: Cruise Ship Pollution, Coral Reefs and Aquariums
November 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Icicle Networks

Over 20 million coral reef fish are sold to aquarium hobbyists every year with the vast majority of them “wild caught.” These coveted specimens – including the threatened banggai cardinalfish and the panther grouper – are stunned by divers who use cyanide to poison the waters around them.

Chinese City of Three Million Announces Cutoff of Water Supply, Sparking Water-Buying Rush
November 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Alexa Olesen, Associated Press

A Chinese city of 3 million people has set off panicked buying of bottled water by announcing its water system will be shut down for four days to check for contamination from a chemical plant explosion, news reports said Tuesday.

Humane Society Sues Government over Poultry Slaughter
November 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Libby Quaid, Associated Press

Chickens and turkeys should be covered by the same law as cows, pigs and other animals when they are slaughtered, the Humane Society of the United States said in a lawsuit filed Monday against the Agriculture Department.

Report Says Ocean Noise Harms Dolphins, Whales
November 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Chavez, Associated Press

Increasing levels of ocean noise generated by military sonar, shipping, and oil and gas exploration are threatening dolphins and whales that rely on sound for mating, finding food and avoiding predators, according to a new report.

Nuclear Waste Transport Bound for Disputed Storage Site Crosses German Border
November 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Melissa Eddy, Associated Press

A shipment of nuclear waste bound for a disputed storage site in the north of the country crossed Sunday into Germany, where thousands of police were guarding its route from anti-nuclear demonstrators.

UMass Training Students to Care for Alpacas
November 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Adam Gorlick, Associated Press

With mops of shaggy hair flopping in front of bulging, alien-like eyes that stare with a mix of curiosity and cluelessness, the latest newcomers to the University of Massachusetts seem like they'd be more at home in the make believe world of Dr. Seuss.

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