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Brazil State to Cull Cattle for Foot and Mouth
March 8, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Brazil's southern farming state of Parana said it will begin culling cattle on Wednesday in areas infected with foot and mouth disease, over four months after the first outbreak was suspected in the state.

Bicycle Taxis Thrive on Streets of New York; City Considers Crackdown
March 8, 2006 12:00 AM - Sara Kugler, Associated Press

Bicycle taxis are weaving through the clogged streets of midtown Manhattan in a movement growing so rapidly that the city is proposing regulations before it spins out of control.

New Animal Resembling Furry Lobster Found
March 8, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A team of American-led divers has discovered a new crustacean in the South Pacific that resembles a lobster and is covered with what looks like silky, blond fur, French researchers said Tuesday.

Biologists, Amateurs Search for Woodpecker
March 8, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Biologists and amateurs toting some of the fanciest gear in Congaree National Park are trying to find the rarest of woodpeckers among some of the nation's tallest and oldest trees.

Dalai Lama Offers Lifeline to Indian Tiger
March 8, 2006 12:00 AM - Simon Denyer, Reuters

The Dalai Lama, Tibet's spiritual leader, has thrown a lifeline to India's dwindling tiger population after an emotional appeal to outlaw the trade in animal skins provoked an extraordinary reaction in his homeland.

Termites Knocked Down, But Not Out, in New Orleans
March 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Russell McCulley, Reuters

An emptied New Orleans is seeing the return of one long-time resident it could do without: the termite.

Natural Gas Pipeline Ruptures in Peruvian Amazon for Fifth Time
March 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Leslie Josephs, Associated Press

A natural gas pipeline running through Peru's southern Amazon jungle ruptured for the fifth time, triggering an explosion that burned two nearby residents, officials and local media said.

Officials Try Insect to Save Hawaii Tree
March 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

State officials are hoping to save Hawaii's native wiliwili tree with a bug found in eastern Africa.

Tight Budgets Imperil the Nation's Environmental Satellites
March 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Matt Crenson, Associated Press

Budget cuts and poor management may be jeopardizing the future of our eyes in orbit -- America's fleet of environmental satellites, vital tools for forecasting hurricanes, protecting water supplies and predicting global warming.

On Beyond Organic: GMO Lawsuits & Health Risks
March 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Icicle Networks

Most Americans remain unaware of genetically engineered food, according to a recent survey, despite the fact nearly 75 percent of all processed foods -- from soda to soup -- contain genetically engineered ingredients.

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