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Cameroon Wildlife Sanctuary Awaits 'Taiping Four'
October 31, 2006 12:00 AM - Tansa Musa, Reuters

An animal sanctuary in Cameroon, home to dozens of primates endangered by the illegal bushmeat trade, is preparing to welcome some famous guests: the "Taiping Four" gorillas smuggled to Malaysia four years ago.

Scientists Uncover New Bird Flu Strain
October 31, 2006 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press

Scientists have discovered a new strain of bird flu that appears to sidestep current vaccines. It's infecting people as well as poultry in Asia, and some researchers fear its evolution may have been steered by the vaccination programs designed to protect poultry from earlier types of the H5N1 flu.

Ocean Dead Zone Off Oregon Dissipating
October 31, 2006 12:00 AM - Jeff Barnard, Associated Press

An ocean dead zone off Oregon that killed fish, crabs and sea worms in an area bigger than Rhode Island last summer lasted nearly three times longer than any of its predecessors before dissipating with autumn's change in the weather, scientists said Monday.

Report Warns About Global Warming Impact
October 30, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Unchecked global warming will devastate the world economy on the scale of the world wars and the Great Depression, a major British report said Monday.

Russian Defense Minister Downplays Environmental Fears over Baltic Sea Gas Pipeline
October 30, 2006 12:00 AM - Mattias Karen, Associated Press

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov on Monday promised that a planned gas pipeline to Russia under the Baltic Sea would be built in an environmentally responsible way.

Climate Negotiators Eye 2008 Elections
October 30, 2006 12:00 AM - Charles J. Hanley, Associated Press

Delegates flying to Kenya next week for a global conference on climate are watching the turn of U.S. election seasons as much as the rise in temperatures in their effort to cool planetary warming.

Bengal Tiger Gives Birth to Three Cubs
October 30, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A Bengal tiger has given birth to three cubs while on a circus tour of the Indonesian tourist island of Bali, a media report said Saturday.

Plane Sensors Offering Better Forecasts
October 30, 2006 12:00 AM - Ted Bridis, Associated Press

Just after dawn in an open field, Calvin Meadows tugs a cotton tether to send aloft a 6-foot helium balloon that will carry weather instruments more than 19 miles into the sky. About the same time, technicians and scientists across the world do the same.

U.N. Says Global Warming Gases on Rise Again
October 30, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The industrialized world's emissions of greenhouse gases are growing again, despite efforts under the Kyoto Protocol to cap them and stave off global warming, the United Nations reported Monday.

Farmers Urged to Enroll in Carbon Emissions Trading Program
October 30, 2006 12:00 AM - Rick Callahan, Associated Press

The 10,000 black walnut trees planted on Sen. Richard Lugar's family farm might someday bring in extra cash, not by being sent to a sawmill, but by simply staying rooted in the soil.

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