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Pilot Whale Near Norwegian Beach Baffles Zoologists
July 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A single pilot whale spotted unusually close to a beach in Norway could be lost or hurt, Norwegian experts said Thursday, while hundreds of curious bathers reportedly gathered to catch a glimpse of the animal.

Condor Chicks Die of West Nile in Idaho
July 27, 2006 12:00 AM - John Miller, Associated Press

Efforts to save North America's tiny population of critically endangered California condors suffered what biologists called a minor setback last week when four 3-month-old chicks at an Idaho raptor center died of West Nile virus.

At Serbian Nuclear Site, Clean-Up Experts Race to Beat Terrorists
July 27, 2006 12:00 AM - George Jahn, Associated Press

Inside the Vinca reactor building, 8,000 spent fuel rods sit in pools of brackish water. Dozens contain uranium in varying degrees of enrichment -- potential dirty bomb material, not to mention the environmental hazard.

Scientists Say Warming Triggers 'Dead Zone'
July 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Jeff Barnard, Associated Press

Bottom fish and crabs washing up dead on Oregon beaches are being killed by a recurring "dead zone" of low-oxygen water that appears to be triggered by global warming, scientists say.

Report Faults EPA on Clean Air Regulation
July 27, 2006 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

The Environmental Protection Agency has not met 30 percent of the Clean Air Act's requirements and regularly misses deadlines, congressional investigators said Wednesday.

Toronto Buildings Going Green on Top, But Very Slowly
July 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Stefanie Kranjec, Reuters

A handful of buildings in Canada's biggest city are going green on top in an effort to help the environment and reduce global warming, but the city admits its plan for high-rise gardens has barely taken root.

Parts of U.S. West Bar Tree-Cutting on Private Land
July 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Laura Zuckerman, Reuters

In a state where pine and fir outnumber residents, the loss of several privately owned spruces should hardly excite attention, let alone spark a crusade emblematic of a new trend to protect trees on private land.

Energy and Climate Crises: On a Collision Course at a Fork in the Road
July 27, 2006 12:00 AM - James Quigley, Center for Sustainable Energy

“Disposable" income becomes less disposable as more of it is disposed on fuel that hikes the price of everything that gets to market by trucks, that also consume fuel to get it there, which includes almost every tangible thing you can buy in this economy.

Senate Bill Would Open Millions of Acres in Gulf of Mexico to Oil, Gas Drilling
July 26, 2006 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press

The Senate is taking up an election-year bill that would open a large area of the central Gulf of Mexico to oil and gas drilling. The bill would affect an 8.3 million-acre area believed to contain large amounts of natural gas and 1.3 billion barrels of oil.

Drought Shrinks Brazil's Famous Iguacu Falls
July 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

An unusual dry spell has shrunk Brazil's postcard-famous Iguacu Falls to less than one-fifth its normal size, a near-record low, local media said Tuesday.

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