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Whales are Big Business in Cape Cod's Waters

The whales have returned from their winter respites in warmer waters. And with them comes the return of whale watching -- a seasonal draw that's become an important part of the local tourism industry. >> Read the Full Article

Bamboo Fabric May Be 'Next Big Thing' in Textiles

As the U.S. textile market struggles in the face of foreign competition, a fledgling South Carolina clothing company is hoping to weave its own niche in the industry. To do so, it's pinning its hopes on a nontraditional material: bamboo. >> Read the Full Article

Suncor Energy Releases 2005 Report on Sustainability

Suncor Energy Inc. today released its 2005 Report on Sustainability – a comprehensive review of the company’s social, economic and environmental performance in 2003 and 2004. >> Read the Full Article

US Investors Support Global Warming Resolution with General Motors

Today several leading U.S. institutional investors, representing more than $400 billion in invested assets, announced their support for a shareholder resolution requesting that General Motors assess and disclose its strategies for facing the significant financial risks posed by global climate change. >> Read the Full Article

Scientists, Politicians Gather in Sweden to Discuss Antarctic Environment

More than 300 scientists, experts and government representatives gathered in Stockholm on Monday to discuss the environmental issues facing the South Pole, and the effects global warming and increased tourism may have on the icy continent.` >> Read the Full Article

First Shipment of Cold War-Era Radioactive Waste from Ohio Plant Leaves for Texas

About 40,000 pounds of radioactive waste from a long-closed uranium-processing plant were loaded onto a flatbed truck Monday for a 1,300-mile journey to storage >> Read the Full Article

Red Tide Hits Martha's Vineyard Shellfish

Officials closed two areas off Martha's Vineyard to shellfishing on Monday as the largest red tide outbreak in decades continued to spread through New England waters. >> Read the Full Article

Report Says Malaysia's Johor State Needs $263 Million to Clean Up Its Rivers

Malaysia's southern Johor state will spend 1 billion ringgit (US$263 million; euro214 million) to clean up three of its most polluted rivers, choked with sewage and garbage, a news report said Monday. >> Read the Full Article

International Research Group Calls for Reductions in Cod Fishing in North Sea

An international marine research group warned Monday that the outlook for cod stocks in the North Sea was poor and called for a reduction in fishing off Norway, in inner Danish waters and around the Faeroe Islands. >> Read the Full Article

More Protection Sought for Shorebird

Environmentalists on Tuesday will urge the governors of New Jersey and Delaware to enforce strong new protections for a migratory shorebird threatened with extinction. >> Read the Full Article