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Texas Tops in Wind Energy Production
July 25, 2006 12:00 AM - Steve Quinn, Associated Press

Long known as a top oil- and natural gas-producing state, Texas has gained new energy acclaim by becoming the nation's top producer of wind energy.

Hundreds of Wisconsin Bass Found Dead After Meet
July 25, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Hundreds of dead bass have been collected from La Crosse-area river waters, days after a major fishing tournament was held in the region, a state official said.

Feds Deny Wyoming Petition to Delist Wolves
July 25, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has denied a petition from the state of Wyoming that had asked to remove the gray wolf population in the northern Rocky Mountains from the federal list of threatened and endangered species.

Last Bald Eagle Released in Vermont Program
July 25, 2006 12:00 AM - Wilson Ring, Associated Press

The last bald eagle that was part of a program to bring the national symbol back to Vermont was set free Monday when the doors of the box where it had lived for the last two months were opened by biologists.

Nine Missing Environmentalists Freed by Rebels
July 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Toby Muse, Associated Press

Nine environmentalists were released Sunday by their rebel captors after they disappeared mysteriously days earlier while conducting research in northern Colombia, the military said.

Gorbachev: 'Time for Countries to Address Global Environmental Crisis'
July 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Time is running out and countries must immediately address the world's environmental crisis, former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev said Monday at an international forum in the eastern Australian city of Brisbane.

New Zealand Lawmaker to Take Japan Envoy on Whale-Watching Trip
July 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Japan's ambassador will take a whale-watching tour in New Zealand this week, a government spokesman said Monday, as Tokyo tries to win international support for a resumption of commercial whaling.

Study Bolsters Protecting Jumping Mouse
July 24, 2006 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

A tiny mouse vying for survival in the Rocky Mountains may have gained an upper hand over Western developers.

Chinese Police Detains Smuggler of Panda Cub Fur
July 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Chinese police have detained a man trying to sell the fur of a young panda -- seen as a national treasure in the country -- for about $30,000, the official Xinhua news agency said on Monday.

Heatwave in Europe, U.S. But Is It Climate Change?
July 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Robin Pomeroy, Reuters

As large parts of Europe and North America once again bake in an exceptionally hot summer, many people are asking what has now become a perennial question: "Is this global warming?"

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