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Feds Intervene for Endangered Wyoming Toad
June 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plans to reintroduce several hundred more Wyoming toad tadpoles in Albany County.

U.S. Senate Climate Vote Puts Heat on Admininstration
June 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Chris Baltimore, Reuters

A simmering conflict between U.S. lawmakers and the Bush administration over global climate change could boil over in the coming week when the Senate debates legislation that would require U.S. industry to cut emissions of heat-trapping gases.

Retired Mechanic Finds New Flower Species
June 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Hiking in the Ouachita Mountains one day, retired mechanic John Pelton's eye caught a pink flower that he hadn't noticed before. The man with a passion for plant life couldn't figure out just what kind of flower he had found in Saline County.

South Carolina Officials Investigate Bird Deaths
June 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

South Carolina wildlife officials are warning residents and visitors to stay away from sick sea birds they may see on the shore. The birds, many of which usually stay well offshore, are showing up by the dozens on South Carolina beaches and they are dead or dying.

USC, Partner to Study Fuel Cell Technology
June 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Pamela Hamilton, Associated Press

The University of South Carolina has a new partner in its effort to develop a technology that some researchers say could become an alternate power source.

Africanized Bees Spotted in SW Arkansas
June 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Some unwanted arrivals from Texas have been spotted in this southwest Arkansas town. State Plant Board officials say the presence of Africanized honey bees has been confirmed in Brightstar, in southern Miller County.

Victor Wouk, Called the Father of the Modern Hybrid Car, Dies in New York at Age 86
June 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Victor Wouk, an electrical engineer and entrepreneur who developed the first full-size version of the modern hybrid car, has died. He was 86.

For Foundering Alaska Village, Bridge Seen as Lifeline
June 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Matt Volz, Associated Press

Every morning, South Naknek's 14 schoolchildren eat breakfast, kiss their parents goodbye and head to the airport for the daily flight on their school bus in the sky.

Water Conflict Heats Up as Spain Parches with No Oasis in Sight
June 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Ciaran Giles, Associated Press

No sooner are you off the plane at Alicante's sunblasted airport than the billboards leap out with ads for paradise: palm-treed, seaside villas, sparkling swimming pools, emerald-green golf courses.

African Growth Needs a Stable Climate -- An ENN Commentary
June 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Jennifer Morgan, WWF

Reducing debt, lifting trade barriers and increasing aid are all necessary to reduce poverty in Africa. But one key element is missing from the equation — tackling climate change. Africa, poverty reduction and climate change are all on the agenda when leaders of the world’s richest nations meet in Scotland to attend the G8 Summit. The question remains whether they will have the political will to set a new course of action on combating global warming and the effect it has on millions of people and wildlife species.

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