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Reports that scientists are “surprised" that their climate-related predictions are being surpassed suggest that chaos theory -- which says the particulars of the breakdown of the earth's ecosystems are unpredictable -- is going unread, disbelieved or ignored. Reports that scientists are “surprised" that their climate-related predictions are being surpassed suggest that chaos theory is going unread, disbelieved or ignored.

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The Senate has moved to close a loophole that allows fishing concerns in America's corner of the Pacific Ocean to engage in finning -- that's when you catch a shark, cut off its fin and dump the mutilated, still living-but-not-for-long animal back in the water so it can suffer to death.

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Just days after an Israeli private security guard killed a Palestinian man and wounded four others, the Israeli navy fired upon a Palestinian fishing boat near Gaza and killed one fisherman. --JCL

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They served whale at a Santa Monica sushi restaurant. But where are the shock, horror and hidden cameras when the sashimi comes out? Tuna are rapidly vanishing from the Earth's oceans. An effort to ban the export of Atlantic bluefin tuna just failed at a U.N. meeting, because the countries that sell the animals as food are worried about their fishermen.

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Under the pretense of scientific research, a fleet of Japanese whaling ships is hunting the humpback whale for the first time in decades. The whaling mission plans on killing roughly 1,000 animals in all, including 50 or so humpbacks. While Japanese officials claim the purpose of the mission is to study whale organs, the meat from the animals will be sold commercially.

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President Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin once gazed into each other's eyes and each found a friend, but developments with a proposed missile defense shield, Iran and Kosovo have strained the relationship. So the two have scheduled some male-bonding time at the Bush family resort in Kennebunkport, Maine, where they'll try to relieve some of their tension by fishing.

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