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Sea turtles still endangered, threatened (AP)

AP - A U.S. study focusing on global sea turtle populations has found that half a dozen species are still endangered or threatened despite promising increases in the number of adult females and nests, U.S. wildlife officials said Thursday.

Countries reach deal on climate change (AP)

AP - Pacific Rim nations reached tentative agreement on the need "to slow, stop and then reverse" climate change, setting nonbinding goals to improve energy use, according to a draft statement...

Polar bear population seen declining (AP)

AP - Two-thirds of the world's polar bears will be killed off by 2050 — and the entire population gone from Alaska — because of thinning sea ice from global warming in the Arctic, government scientists forecast...


FRIDAY 7. SEPTEMBER 2007


Sea turtles still endangered, threatened (AP)

AP - A U.S. study focusing on global sea turtle populations has found that half a dozen species are still endangered or threatened despite promising increases in the number of adult females and nests, U.S. wildlife officials said Thursday.

EU to clear new GMO beet (Reuters)

Reuters - EU ministers and national experts are due to approve a genetically modified (GMO) sugar beet variety this month despite a long running dispute over the use of biotechnology.

Typhoon batters Tokyo (Reuters)

Reuters - A typhoon pounded Tokyo and surrounding areas on Friday, killing at least one man and snarling transport and power supplies, before weakening and moving...

The Nation's Weather (AP)

AP - Forecasters predicted heavy rain in the Midwest on Friday, while thunderstorms were expected in the coastal Carolinas and clear skies in the...

Two dead as typhoon crashes into Japan (AFP)

AFP - A strong typhoon lashed the Tokyo region Friday, bringing torrential downpours and violent winds that killed at least two, injured dozens more and stranded homeless people on a swollen...

U.S. troops join search for Felix dead (AP)

AP - The death toll from Hurricane Felix neared 100 Thursday night as U.S., Honduran and Nicaraguan soldiers searched remote jungle beaches and the open sea for survivors and the dead. Villagers in canoes helped, paddling through waters thick with fallen...

NOAA affirms predictions of sea ice loss (AP)

AP - An analysis of 20 years' worth of real-life observations supports recent U.N. computer predictions that by 2050, summer sea ice off Alaska's north coast will probably shrink to nearly half the area it covered in the 1980s, federal scientists...


THURSDAY 6. SEPTEMBER 2007


NASA accused of deriding drinking report (AP)

AP - An Air Force doctor who headed a controversial astronaut health study told Congress on Thursday that NASA is discouraging open communications by rebutting reports of drunken astronauts on launch day and deriding the claims as urban...

Rocket crash prompts environment concern (AP)

AP - An unmanned Russian rocket carrying a Japanese communications satellite malfunctioned after liftoff Thursday, sending parts crashing in an uninhabited part of Kazakhstan and triggering concerns about environmental...