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Expert Says It Was Hotter 247 Million Years Ago
April 5, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Global warming consumed so much oxygen that it nearly wiped out all life on the planet 247 million years ago, said John Roth, the natural resources specialist for the Oregon Caves National Monument.

Company Produces Clones From Cutting Horses
April 4, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A company that offers horse owners exact duplicates of their animals says it has successfully cloned two top-earning horses.

Ag Program Boosts African Farming
April 4, 2006 12:00 AM - Chris Tomlinson, Associated Press

In a country where every tenth person depends on food aid, this village in western Kenya is the subject of an experiment, partly American-funded, which its authors say can show rich countries how to do better at helping poor ones feed themselves.

India and U.S. Sign Deal to Cooperate in Experimental Energy Project
April 4, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

India signed a deal Monday to take part in a U.S. effort to build what officials are touting as a largely pollution-free power plant that turns coal into gas to produce electricity, a top U.S. energy official said Monday.

Coral Die-Off Spreads to Caribbean
April 4, 2006 12:00 AM - Kevin Wadlow, Florida Keys Keynoter

The alarming scenario has spread to waters of Caribbean: Large coral colonies bleaching white, and then dying. Marine biologists in the Florida Keys have seen it already.

Conservationists Sue to Keep Motors out of Grand Canyon
April 4, 2006 12:00 AM - Cyndy Cole, Arizona Daily Sun

Four environmental and river rafting groups are suing the National Park Service in an attempt to stop helicopter flights and motorized rafting in the Grand Canyon.

Canada Blanches as Michigan Mulls Curbs on Trash
April 4, 2006 12:00 AM - Claire Sibonney, Reuters

New rules, extra inspections and the threat of a 3,500-percent fee hike hang like an axe over the shipment of tons of Canadian waste to dumping grounds in Michigan, raising fears of a ban or a possible trade war.

China Grapples with Growing Water Shortages
April 4, 2006 12:00 AM - Ben Blanchard, Reuters

More than 300 million people in rural areas of China lack clean drinking water, and many are being slowly poisoned by water that contains too much fluorine, salt and even arsenic.

Tibetan Women Launch Campaign to Save Fish at Sacred Nepal Pond
April 3, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A group of Tibetan women has saved hundreds of fish from perishing in a drying 17th century pond built by a Nepalese king to help his queen ease the pain of their son's death, a newspaper reported Sunday.

Crafty Sea Lion Befuddles Engineers
April 3, 2006 12:00 AM - Joseph B. Frazier, Associated Press

A particularly crafty sea lion is befuddling the Army Corps of Engineers, who have come to believe the 1,000-pound mammal is either from hell -- or from Harvard.

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