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China Three Gorges Activist Beaten, Rights Group Says
June 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

A Chinese activist who has spent years petitioning over resettlement terms for those displaced by the giant Three Gorges Dam was beaten up just after being called in by police, a rights group said on Tuesday.

On Beyond Organic -- Comfort Food: Traditions and Alternatives
June 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Icicle Networks

Join host Jerry Kay, as we discuss the emotional, nutritional and even biological connections that we have with comfort cuisine, learn about healthy alternatives and see how Slow Food USA is mapping America’s traditional regional foods.

California Appeals Court to Hear Arguments on Proposed Biodefense Lab
June 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Scott Lindlaw, Associated Press

An appeals court hears arguments Tuesday about whether the government should be allowed to open a laboratory in California to test lethal agents including HIV, plague and anthrax in simulations of terrorist attacks.

New Video Shows Harpooned Whales Take Too Long to Die, Animal Rights Groups Say
June 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A whale hit with an explosive-tipped harpoon takes two and a half minutes to die -- a timeframe unacceptable for even farmyard livestock, animal rights activists said Tuesday, citing gruesome new video evidence.

Beijing Orders a Day without Cars, Elevators, Air Conditioning for Civil Servants
June 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The Chinese government has ordered civil servants to do without cars, elevators and air conditioning on Tuesday as part of an energy-saving awareness campaign, state media said.

U.S. Government Plans to Phase out Use of Common Pesticide on Fruit, Other Crops
June 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Gene Johnson, Associated Press

The federal government plans to phase out a common pesticide that has been used on apples, pears and other crops since the late 1950s, acting amid complaints from environmental groups that the chemical poisons farmworkers.

Gore to Train 1,000 to Spread Word about Climate
June 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Timothy Gardner, Reuters

Al Gore hopes to train 1,000 messengers he hopes will spread out across the country and present a slide show about global warming that captures the essence of his Hollywood documentary and book.

Biologists, Criminalists are Developing 'CSI'-Type Standards to Catch Underwater Perps
June 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Jeff Barnard, Associated Press

When death strikes a coral reef, whether from an oil spill off Mexico or sediment unleashed by a dam bursting in Hawaii, marine biologists know what to look for, but not how to document and preserve their findings so they will hold up in court.

Bird Flu Fear Doesn't Deter Alaska's Hunters
June 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Daisuke Wakabayashi, Reuters

At the Apugauti ceremony to celebrate the capture of a bowhead whale during the spring, the men and women of the Patkotak whaling crew serve the traditional nigliq soup made with harvested geese, rice, onions and flavored with curry powder.

Gypsy Moth Invasion Ruining N.J. Forests
June 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

An invasion of gypsy moths has been destroying thousands of acres of New Jersey forests in the span of a month, setting the state up for its worst outbreak since the caterpillars defoliated 140,000 acres in 2001.

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