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Scientists Find Growing Land Bulge in Oregon
September 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Teresa Carson, Reuters

A large, slow-growing volcanic bulge in Eastern Oregon is attracting the attention of seismologists who say that the rising ground could be the beginnings of a volcano or simply magma shifting underground.

Japan Begins Offshore Research Hunt for 60 Whales off Northern Island of Hokkaido
September 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Japanese whaling ships returned to port Friday with the first three of 60 whales they plan to catch along the nation's northern coast as they began the season's research program that opponents criticize as commercial whaling.

European Farmers Need To Look at Ways of Cutting Greenhouse Gases, Minister Says
September 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

European farmers need to look at ways of reducing their contribution to greenhouse gases, Britain's agriculture and environment minister said Sunday after meeting with her counterparts from across Europe.

Biloxi Harbor Eases Back into Business; Fishing Boats Return to Bay
September 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Matt Apuzzo, Associated Press

The harbor showed signs of life Saturday as the Coast Guard allowed limited commercial traffic for the first time since Hurricane Katrina.

Countries to Agree to Save Ape Habitats
September 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Anjan Sundaram, Associated Press

Nearly two dozen countries were to commit themselves Friday to saving primate habitats and stopping poaching in a historic push to protect the world's dwindling great ape populations.

Mexico Beats Deadline for Eliminating Ozone-Depleting Chemicals
September 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Olga R. Rodriguez, Associated Press

Mexico has stopped producing ozone-depleting chemicals four years before a deadline set by an international agreement, Mexican Environment Secretary Jose Luis Luege Tamargo announced Friday.

Captive Breeding Seen as Lifeline for Amphibians
September 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Amphibian experts are likely to urge captive breeding to slow a catastrophic rate of extinctions threatening a third of all species of frogs and salamanders, a leading scientist said.

California Farmers Want Classification for 'Sustainable' Produce
September 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Kathleen Hennessey, Associated Press

Shoppers who are attracted to organic fruit and vegetables but put off by their often steep prices may soon have a less expensive alternative in sustainable produce.

Forest Service Proposal Would Speed Up Grasslands Oil Drilling
September 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Dale Wetzel, Associated Press

The U.S. Forest Service will propose regulations to shorten the environmental reviews of small oil-drilling projects in national grasslands, an Agriculture Department official said Friday.

World Seen Winning Battle of Water Scarcity
September 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Michael Byrnes, Reuters

The world is gradually winning its battle to overcome drinking water shortages through better resource management, an international conference on rivers held in Australia last week heard.

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