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by Keone Michaels Fri Jun 16th, 2006 at 05:56:19 PM EST

Massive red tide hits shellfish industry in BC Canada
6/16/06
Vancouver, Canada
A large red tide outbreak on the West Coast has closed much of Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands to bivalve shellfish harvesting, forcing restaurants to revamp menus, seafood merchants to search for other supplies, and shellfish festivals to get creative.clam

Much of the B.C. North Coast from Prince Rupert south, including large portions of Vancouver Island, all the Gulf Islands and most of the Strait of Georgia, are closed to harvesting of bivalves -- shellfish with two shells, such as oysters, mussels, clams, geoducks and scallops.


Alaska permafrost thawing at an alarming rate6/15/06
By Ker Than
Carbon that has been locked away for thousands of years could escape into the atmosphere if global warming thaws large patches of frozen ground in Alaska and Siberia as expected, a new study warns.

This is in Thailand folks ...Six arrested after new wave of blasts Six arrested after new wave of blasts

An Indonesian and five Thais were arrested yesterday in connection with a string of bomb blasts in the deep South, as militants exploded more bombs targeted mainly at railway stations on the second day of multiple attacks.

The Chinese it appears have some problems when it comes to freedom of the press.  China tries NY Times researcher
The trial of New York Times researcher Zhao Yan, on charges of leaking state secrets, is held in Beijing.

Good News.....Whaling summit setback for JapanJapan has unexpectedly lost two key votes at a meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in the Caribbean island of St Kitts.  The pro-whaling nation wanted to end work on conservation of sea mammals and introduce secret ballots.  Correspondents say for the moment at least the anti-whaling bloc appears to have retained the balance of power.

 
Tamil poet's plea for peace  "I am really sad and disappointed," says Tamil poet VIS Jayapalan.

He is visibly frustrated after talks broke down between the Sri Lankan government and Tamil Tiger rebels in the Norwegian capital, Oslo, last week.


 
This is from the Arab NewsChina's Rise as Challenger Provoking US Anxiety Martin Jacques, Guardian
BEIJING, 16 June 2006 -- At the time of 9/11 and the invasion of Iraq, the US stood supreme with barely a challenge visible on any meaningful time horizon. Almost five years on, we can clearly see both the inadequacies in the then-prevailing common sense, and the fallacies intrinsic to the neoconservative view of the world. There are, of course, always limits to power, even if they are not visible. The last five years have made the limits of American power plainly visible.


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by Keone Michaels on Fri Jun 16th, 2006 at 06:23:31 PM EST


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