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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

Groups Seek More Protection 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

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

Dolphins Protect Their Snouts With Sponges

A group of dolphins living off the coast of Australia apparently teach their offspring to protect their snouts with sponges while foraging for food in the sea floor. Researchers say it appears to be a cultural behavior passed on from mother to daughter, a first for animals of this type, although such learning has been seen in other species. >> 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

Group Sues to Protect Alaska Sea Otters

Environmentalists have sued the U.S. Interior Department for taking too long to put Alaska sea otters on the threatened species list. >> Read the Full Article

EarthNews Radio: Food Services for a Sustainable Future

Increasingly more restaurants know that a healthy meal begins with healthy ingredients. >> Read the Full Article