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Volcanic Leaks Point to Climate Gas Storage Risks
July 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Hundreds of deaths caused by volcanic leaks of carbon dioxide from Cameroon to California are worrying experts seeking ways to bury industrial emissions of the gas as part of an assault on global warming.

Brown Tide Blooms in Washington's Waters
July 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Donna Gordon Blankinship, Associated Press

Scientists say a bloom of deadly "brown tide" that makes a surprise visit to Washington's inland waters a few times each decade, killing fish and then quickly heading out to the ocean, swept through the area last week.

Happy Isle Tops Happy Planet Index
July 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

The tiny nation of Vanuatu, one of the "happy isles of Oceania", has topped a new index that measures quality of life against environmental impact, with industrial countries, perhaps unsurprisingly, faring badly.

USDA Questions Sugar-To-Ethanol Profits
July 11, 2006 12:00 AM - Frederic J. Frommer, Associated Press

Making ethanol from sugar could be profitable with the current high demand for the gasoline substitute, but it probably won't be for long, the Agriculture Department said Monday.

Canada Farm Quarantined in Suspected Mad Cow Case
July 11, 2006 12:00 AM - March Nicholson, Reuters

Canada has quarantined an Alberta farm and is testing a dairy cow that was heavily pregnant and suspected of having mad cow disease, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said Monday.

Drought Makes Louisiana Feel More Like Texas than Subtropics
July 11, 2006 12:00 AM - Cain Burdeau, Associated Press

After dealing with far too much water, southern Louisianans must now cope with far too little: In the century that records have been kept, the region has never been so dry.

Endangered Cuckoo Spotted in Indonesia
July 11, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Scientists trying to photograph wild tigers deep in the Indonesian jungle captured a glimpse of another endangered species instead -- the Sumatran ground cuckoo.

Ethanol Won't Solve Energy Problems
July 11, 2006 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press

Ethanol is far from a cure-all for the nation's energy problems. It's not as environmentally friendly as some supporters claim and would supply only 12 percent of U.S. motoring fuel -- even if every acre of corn were used.

Bush Urges Senate to Approve Science Research Funds
July 11, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

To help U.S. companies maintain a "competitive edge" in the global economy, Bush says he has proposed doubling federal funding for research in areas such as nanotechnology, supercomputing and alternative energy sources.

Socializing Helped Ebola Wipe Out Gorillas
July 11, 2006 12:00 AM - Maggie Fox, Reuters

A 2004 outbreak of the Ebola virus, which also kills people, killed 97 percent of gorillas who lived in groups and 77 percent of solitary males, researchers reported Monday.

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