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NASA studies effects of El Nino

NASA examined the effects of El Nino on the Galapagos, finding that higher ocean temperatures lead to lower phytoplankton production, destroying local fish and seal populations.

Climate to put heat on fish stocks

Climate change is likely to put significant pressure on the nation's fish stocks, with new CSIRO research identifying the eastern and southeast coastlines as the most vulnerable to warming temperatures.

Herpes Virus Killing Coral Reefs | LiveScience

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Why Japan's Whale Hunt Continues - Yahoo! News

This time, however, the whalers are planning what's expected to be its largest hunt in decades; along with about 850 minke and 50 finback whales, the fleet says it plans to harpoon as many as 50 humpback whales for the first time since hunting the endangered species was banned in 1963.
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Sea turtles still endangered, threatened - Yahoo! News

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.
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Disappearing bees threaten ice cream sellers - Feb. 17, 2008

Haagen-Dazs is warning that a creature as small as a honeybee could become a big problem for the premium ice cream maker's business.
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Business prevails in environmental supreme court case

The Supreme Court sided with developers and the Bush administration Monday in a dispute with environmentalists over protecting endangered species. The court ruled 5-4 for home builders and the Environmental Protection Agency in a case that involved the intersection of two environmental laws, the Clean Water Act and the Endangered Species Act.

20 U.S. bird species in sharp decline

The populations of nearly two dozen common American birds — the fence-sitting meadowlark, the frenetic Rufous hummingbird and the whippoorwill with its haunting call — are half what they were 40 years ago, a new analysis found.

21 crocodile-like reptiles die in India - Yahoo! News

LUCKNOW, India - At least 21 endangered crocodile-like reptiles have died mysteriously in a river sanctuary in central India, raising fears that one of India's last unpolluted waterways has become toxic.
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BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Shark trade restriction bid fails

Attempts to restrict trade in two threatened shark species through the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) have failed.