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Swans Fitted with Transmitters in Bird Flu Fight
September 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Outfitting swans with super-light Teflon backpacks containing solar-powered GPS satellite transmitters is the latest way scientists and researchers are trying to fight the spread of avian influenza.

House Approves Bill Giving States Power to Regulate International Trash
September 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Ken Thomas, Associated Press

States would be able to regulate trash from Canada and other nations under a bill approved by the House after Michigan lawmakers complained about foreign waste in their landfills.

More 'Intersex Fish' Found in Potomac
September 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Matthew Barakat, Associated Press

Some species of male fish in the Potomac River and its tributaries are developing female sexual traits at a frequency higher than scientists have seen before, raising concerns about pollutants in a waterway that provides drinking water for millions of people.

U.S. Colleges to Buy Green Power in MTV Competition
September 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Timothy Gardner, Reuters

Students at several colleges have already pushed through fees of about $30 per student that allow schools to buy power from clean energy sources such as solar and wind farms.

Study Says Methane a New Climate Threat
September 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Seth Borenstein, Associated Press

Global warming gases trapped in the soil are bubbling out of the thawing permafrost in amounts far higher than previously thought and may trigger what researchers warn is a climate time bomb.

Scientist Says Lots of Dinosaurs Remain
September 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Good news for dinosaur fans: There are probably a lot more of them waiting to be discovered. At least, their fossils are. Scientists estimate that 71 percent of all dinosaur genera -- groups of dinosaur species -- have yet to be discovered.

Survey Revives Debate on Nevada Butterfly
September 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A survey showing higher-than-expected numbers of a unique Nevada butterfly has revived a debate over whether it needs protection under the federal Endangered Species Act.

China and Europe to Discuss Energy, Environment
September 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

China and European Union leaders will discuss cooperation on energy and climate issues at their upcoming summit, but Chinese officials held out little hope of a breakthrough on their long-sought end to the EU's weapons sales ban.

Hundreds of Chinese Villagers Suffer Lead Poisoning from Smelter
September 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Audra Ang, Associated Press

At least 879 people in two Chinese villages have been hospitalized with lead poisoning, probably caused by airborne waste from a nearby lead factory, state media and local officials said Wednesday.

Oil Pool Tapped in Gulf of Mexico Could Boost U.S. Reserves by 50 Percent
September 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Brad Foss, Associated Press

A trio of oil companies led by Chevron Corp. has tapped a petroleum pool deep beneath the Gulf of Mexico that could boost the nation's reserves by more than 50 percent. A test well indicates it could be the biggest new domestic oil discovery since Alaska's Prudhoe Bay a generation ago.

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