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Texas A&M Leads World in Cloning Animals
July 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press

Eighty-six Squared has never been in a hurry. The Black Angus bull was born 15 years after cells from his genetic donor, Bull 86, were frozen as part of a study on natural disease resistance. When Bull 86 died in 1997, scientists thought his unique genetic makeup was lost. But researchers at Texas A&M University were able to clone him from the frozen cells in 2000.

National Zoo Cub Shows Panda Markings
July 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Derrill Holly, Associated Press

Just a week old, Mei Xiang's tiny cub is beginning to sport the dark markings characteristic of the endangered giant panda. The darkening tone of skin around the eyes of the cub, the first to be born at the zoo in 16 years, will eventually be replaced with fur.

Minnesota, Mississippi Students Win Solar Car Race
July 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Student teams from Minnesota and Mississippi cruised to victory Saturday in a high school solar car race along a 1,600-mile route through the Southwest.

Thousands Count Endangered Bird in India
July 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Ramola Talwar Bedam, Associated Press

Carrying binoculars and notebooks, thousands of nature lovers and conservationists scoured semiarid grasslands of western India Sunday to count a bird considered on the brink of extinction.

Singapore Opens Garbage Landfill Island to Tourists
July 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The Singapore government has opened a landfill island, made entirely from garbage incinerator ash, to its citizens in a bid to share its "rich natural environment."

New Jersey Democrats Work to Blunt GOP Gubernatorial Candidate's Environmental Gains
July 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Angela Delli Santi, Associated Press

Sen. Jon Corzine probably never thought he would need to woo environmentalists in the race for governor of New Jersey. The liberal Democrat has consistently earned high marks for his pro-environmental voting record, and green activists' loyalty to New Jersey Democrats seemed automatic. However, a series of actions early in his campaign has put him at odds with the state's largest environmental groups.

Endangered Squirrels' Numbers Down
July 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A wildfire that charred 29,400 acres on Mount Graham last year may have contributed to a decline in the population of endangered red squirrels, whose numbers are now at their lowest levels since 1991.

The Road to Detroit -- A Guest Commentary
July 18, 2005 12:00 AM - May Boeve and Jamie Henn

The whole thing began over a midnight snack of nachos at the small, dimly lit student café at Middlebury College in Vermont. After four months of sleepless nights and last minute conference calls, a dedicated group of students from around the country has partnered with the youth coalition Energy Action to pull together what is perhaps the most unique, exciting, youth campaign of the summer: the Road to Detroit.

Kenya's Maathai Upbeat on G8, Unhappy at Evictions
July 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Andrew Cawthorne, Reuters

Nobel laureate Wangari Maathai condemned the brutality used against thousands of peasants in Kenya's forest eviction programme but defended the policy as vital to save the east African nation's environment.

Study Says Ethanol Not Worth the Energy
July 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Mark Johnson, Associated Press

Farmers, businesses and state officials are investing millions of dollars in ethanol and biofuel plants as renewable energy sources, but a new study says the alternative fuels burn more energy than they produce.

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