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Surge in U.S. Sea Lion Numbers Angers Fishermen

Many fishermen in the U.S. Northwest are unhappy about a surge in sea lion numbers over the past 25 years. The animals are eating fish, including endangered Pacific salmon, and depleting catches. >> Read the Full Article

Smoggy Manila Speeds Compliance with Clean Air Law

The Philippines was stepping up emission enforcement measures to comply with its clean air law, officials said on Friday, concerned over the choking levels of air pollution in Manila and three other major cities. >> Read the Full Article

Bangladesh's Rivers are Both Curse and Lifeline

At the end of the monsoon season, the river that brings misery to thousands of Bangladeshis almost every year looks more like a big canal, with people and cattle walking across through knee-deep water. >> Read the Full Article

Anglers' Fish May Have Too Much Mercury

People who catch and eat a lot of their own fish may take in too much mercury, say environmentalists who want stricter mercury level standards for state waterways. People who buy their fish commercially generally do not run the same risk because fish sold through interstate commerce are screened to make sure their mercury levels are acceptable. >> Read the Full Article

Plan To Restore Great Lakes Appears Sunk

Federal officials say they won't pay for the $20-billion plan President George W. Bush sought last year to improve the health of the Great Lakes by restoring coastal wetlands and keeping out sewage and invaders like zebra mussels. >> Read the Full Article

Mexican Divers Try To Fix Storm-Wracked Coral Reef

Mexican scuba divers are struggling in surging seas to repair one of the world's biggest coral reefs after it was badly damaged by Hurricane Wilma last month. Buffeted by strong currents, it takes three divers to hold broken chunks of coral in place and tie them down with plastic straps that are tricky to fasten even above the surface. >> Read the Full Article

Energy Company Uses Waste Fuel, Old Engine

A small energy company in Ann Arbor has come up with a new way to generate electricity from some very unusual fuels: waste gases from landfills, sewage treatment plants and even auto assembly plants. >> Read the Full Article

Zero-Emission Bus Makes Palm Springs, California Splash

Hailing it as "the wave of the future," SunLine Transit Agency officials Wednesday unveiled their new zero-emission fuel cell bus, one of four in the United States. >> Read the Full Article

India Unlikely To Agree to Kyoto Emission Caps

India is unlikely to agree to any emission caps in the next phase of the Kyoto Protocol because of its expanding energy-hungry economy, but analysts say developed nations will continue to pile pressure on the nation. >> Read the Full Article

German Police Foil Suspected Plan To Disrupt Nuclear Waste Transport

German police said Thursday they had foiled a suspected attempt to disrupt the journey of a shipment of nuclear waste to a hotly disputed storage site, where it is expected next week. >> Read the Full Article