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Pigeons Beam Air Quality Info to Blog
August 14, 2006 12:00 AM - Juliana Barbassa, Associated Press

Pigeons with backpacks and cell phones will be taking to the sky and sending air quality data to a blog as part of a whimsical project that blends science, art and activism.

NYC Professor Promotes Urban Fish Farm
August 14, 2006 12:00 AM - Karen Matthews, Associated Press

In the basement of an ivy-covered building on the surprisingly leafy campus of Brooklyn College is something even more surprising: thousands of tilapia packed tighter than a subway car into 300-gallon fiberglass fish tanks.

Curbs on Mercury Only Dent Global Threat
August 14, 2006 12:00 AM - Andrew Stern, Reuters

Mercury built into older-model U.S. vehicles will be removed before they are melted down for scrap under an agreement announced Friday, putting a small dent in a worsening global environmental threat.

China Delays Animal Hunt Licence Auction
August 11, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

China on Friday postponed an auction that would have allowed foreign companies to bid for licences to hunt wild animals following a public backlash, state media reported.

Georgia Drought Halts Boats, but Not Gators
August 11, 2006 12:00 AM - Elliott Minor, Associated Press

A dry spell has lowered the water level dramatically in the Okefenokee Swamp, hindering motor boats and canoes, raising the danger of wildfires and forcing alligators to crowd into the deeper pools in search of fish.

GM to Show Off Fuel Cell-Powered Car
August 11, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

General Motors Corp. has achieved a milestone in its quest to bring a hydrogen fuel cell-powered vehicle to market, announcing that it now has a drivable version of its Sequel concept car.

BP Tries to Keep Part of Prudhoe Bay Oil Field Open
August 11, 2006 12:00 AM - Jeannette J. Lee, Associated Press

The nation's largest oil field got a reprieve of sorts as BP PLC announced it will try to keep part of its North Slope production running while replacing corroded pipes that have caused two spills this year.

Wisconsin Banned From Killing Gray Wolves
August 11, 2006 12:00 AM - Frederic J. Frommer, Associated Press

A federal court has issued a preliminary injunction barring Wisconsin from killing gray wolves, siding with animal welfare and environmental groups that argue the killing violates the Endangered Species Act.

Tourists Flock as Warming Alps Crumble
August 11, 2006 12:00 AM - Douwe Miedema, Reuters

Glaciers in the Alps may have lost up to a tenth of their volume in the hot 2003 summer alone, researchers at Zurich university have said, and the ice now only occupies between half and a third of its volume in 1850.

Some in California Seek Ice to Ease Crunch
August 11, 2006 12:00 AM - Christina Almeida, Associated Press

City and utility officials throughout Southern California are eyeing a new system that relies on ice to store energy for air conditioners as a possible way to cut peak commercial consumption and reduce the threat of crippling blackouts.

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