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Grants Fund Study of Suburban Bobcats
April 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Wilson Ring, Associated Press

Hidden in the brush behind suburban homes one afternoon earlier this month was a 26-pound female bobcat. She was on the move.

Rare Birds' Deaths Roil South African Island
April 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Clare Nullis, Associated Press

The wind-swept island where former President Nelson Mandela spent most of his 27 years in jail is prized nearly as much for its teeming wildlife as its historical significance.

New Technology Could Help Clean Manure
April 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A new technology being promoted by Green Mountain Power and the University of Vermont might clean up manure before it's spread on farm fields, reducing the chances for air and water pollution.

Capturing Big Animals is Big Business in South Africa
April 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters

Almost unique in the world, South Africa's privately owned wildlife and game breeding has been a growth industry, although there are signs it has peaked with prices declining partly because of the large supply of animals.

Britain's Chief Scientist Says Temperatures Likely to Rise 3°C by End of Century
April 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Global temperatures are likely to rise by 5.4 degrees by the end of the century, sharply increasing drought and water shortages, Britain's chief scientist said.

South American Rodents Found in Seattle
April 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A water-loving rodent native to South America that has destroyed thousands of acres of wetlands in the southeast has been spotted near Lake Washington.

Activists March against France's Plans to Build New Generation of Nuclear Reactors
April 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press

More than 10,000 French activists marched in silence to honor victims of the Chernobyl disaster 20 years ago, part of a larger protest denouncing France's plans to build more nuclear reactors.

Nation's Energy Needs Open New, Old Opportunities
April 17, 2006 12:00 AM - James Hannah, Associated Press

Coal mining was once king in the state's Appalachian foothills. But the industry went into a nosedive in the 1980s because of falling foreign demand and increased production of cheaper coal from Western states.

Tiny Owl May Be Taken Off Endangered List
April 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A tiny desert owl is set to be taken off the federal government's endangered species list, drawing praise from developers but protests from environmentalists.

Scientists Say Red Tide Encore Not Certain
April 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Andrew Ryan, Associated Press

The red tide of algae that choked the Massachusetts coast last year may not, as scientists had feared, come back year after year for a recurring summer encore.

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