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Endangered Cuckoo Spotted in Indonesia
July 11, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Scientists trying to photograph wild tigers deep in the Indonesian jungle captured a glimpse of another endangered species instead -- the Sumatran ground cuckoo.

Ethanol Won't Solve Energy Problems
July 11, 2006 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press

Ethanol is far from a cure-all for the nation's energy problems. It's not as environmentally friendly as some supporters claim and would supply only 12 percent of U.S. motoring fuel -- even if every acre of corn were used.

Bush Urges Senate to Approve Science Research Funds
July 11, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

To help U.S. companies maintain a "competitive edge" in the global economy, Bush says he has proposed doubling federal funding for research in areas such as nanotechnology, supercomputing and alternative energy sources.

Socializing Helped Ebola Wipe Out Gorillas
July 11, 2006 12:00 AM - Maggie Fox, Reuters

A 2004 outbreak of the Ebola virus, which also kills people, killed 97 percent of gorillas who lived in groups and 77 percent of solitary males, researchers reported Monday.

Climate Change Could Slash U.S. Wine Industry
July 11, 2006 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

Global warming could slash productivity in prime U.S. wine-making areas like California's Napa and Sonoma valleys by century's end, leaving some of the best temperatures for grape-growing in New England, researchers reported Monday.

As Land Values Rise, Mobile Home Park Breathes Its Last
July 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Todd Lewan, Associated Press

A community was dying, and not by natural causes. Weeks earlier, envelopes had been taped to front doors up and down the street, carrying this message: Residents had 180 days to clear out.

China Panda, Born to Be Wild, Coping Well
July 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

China's first captive-bred giant panda to be released into the wild has been coping well in bamboo forests in the country's southwest, state media said on Monday.

Geologists Hope Rocks Help Unravel Planet's Secrets
July 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Michael Graczyk, Associated Press

Scientists hope a new effort in the generations-old attempt to get closer to the center of the planet -- achieved as part of the world's biggest earth science program -- can help unlock some of earth's longest-held secrets.

Fugitive Otter Recaptured after Month on the Run
July 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

An escapee who had spent almost a month on the run, eating the finest food and frolicking in clear public sight on the beach of one of New Zealand's swankiest suburbs has been recaptured by desperate authorities.

Nuclear Waste Looms As Challenge in Asia
July 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Michael Casey, Associated Press

A hillside bunker overlooking the Sea of Japan is to become one of Asia's first permanent nuclear dump sites, ending South Korea's 19-year quest to deal with low- and medium-level waste such as contaminated clothing and old parts from its 20 nuclear power plants.

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