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Camera Now Tracks Alaska Brown Bears
July 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Mary Pemberton, Associated Press

Only a lucky few are allowed each summer to get up close and personal with the McNeil River bears, but now they have a much bigger audience thanks to a remote camera trained on their every move.

China Vegetables to Get Olympic Identity Codes
July 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

In an attempt to ensure food safety during the 2008 Olympics, Beijing is to give every cabbage, carrot and pea pod its own identity number and file, the Beijing News reported on Wednesday.

Hired Guns Aim to Confuse
July 20, 2006 12:00 AM - David Suzuki, David Suzuki Foundation

Al Gore once told me that to get politicians to listen, you have to engage the people first. The former vice president is attempting to do just that this summer with his critically acclaimed global warming documentary "An Inconvenient Truth." But he's up against some pretty powerful opponents.

Japan Plans 30-Year Supercomputer Forecasts
July 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Hans Greimel, Associated Press

Japan is planning ultra long-range 30-year weather forecasts that will predict typhoons, storms, blizzards, droughts and other inclement weather, an official said Tuesday.

New Opening Date for Yucca Mountain Waste Dump Is 2017
July 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Erica Werner, Associated Press

The Energy Department has a new opening date for the long-delayed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump in Nevada: March 31, 2017. That's 19 years late.

Toyota to Pursue Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles
July 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Ken Thomas, Associated Press

Already a leader in the hybrid market with its Prius sedan, Toyota Motor Corp. plans to develop a hybrid vehicle that will run locally on batteries charged by a typical 120-volt outlet before switching over to a gasoline engine for longer hauls.

Haifa Zoo Uses Bomb-Proof Cages to Secure Carnivores
July 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Staff at Israel's Haifa zoo have locked the lions and tigers in bomb proof cages to stop them escaping if there is a hit from a Hizbollah missile.

Fire Ants on the Rise in Coastal Virginia
July 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Fire ants are showing up in greater numbers in coastal Virginia, much to the alarm of gardeners and farmers who dare disturb their nests.

Falcons Get Glimpse of New Texas Habitat
July 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press

After living in cardboard U-Haul boxes for two days, 28 endangered North American aplomado falcons got a glimpse of their new home in the rugged West Texas desert Tuesday.

Britain's Solar Boat a Scientific Advance
July 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Laura-Claire Corson, Associated Press

Britain's biggest solar-powered boat debuted Tuesday on a lake in London's Hyde Park, opening what its developers hope is a door to the future of solar-powered transportation.

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