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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.

Baghdad Treatment Plant Pumps Plenty, but Can't Deliver
July 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Kim Gamel, Associated Press

After nearly three years and $45 million, a treatment plant in northern Baghdad is pumping enough drinking water for a quarter of Baghdad's people. But the trick is getting it to them because of losses to broken pipes and scavengers.

Tom Brokaw Joins the Battle against Global Warming
July 10, 2006 12:00 AM - David Bauder, Associated Press

Tom Brokaw is giving Al Gore some company in the effort to raise awareness of global warming. The former NBC anchorman is host of "Global Warming: What You Need to Know," which doubles as an explainer and call to action for average Americans.

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