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U.S. Indicts 11 Environmental, Animal Activists
January 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Eleven environmental and animal rights activists have been indicted in a series of attacks in the U.S. West on targets that included the Vail Ski Resort in Colorado, the Justice Department said Friday.

Montana Governor's Vision for Coal Conversion Draws Attention
January 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Becky Bohrer, Associated Press

Picture a plant that could convert coal from the state's rich reserves into cleaner-burning fuels, and do so while creating valuable jobs in rural Montana, but with very little pollution.

Houdini the Leopard Has No More Secrets
January 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Anton Ferreira, Reuters

Using old-fashioned sheep dogs and high-tech collars, conservationists in South Africa's Cederberg mountains are trying to make peace between livestock farmers and the region's last leopards.

Environmentalists Fight Spread of Vineyards to California Coastal Forests
January 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Terence Chea, Associated Press

In the fog-shrouded forests of California's remote North Coast, winemakers believe they've found the perfect terrain to grow the notoriously fickle pinot noir grape prized by connoisseurs.

Bioprospectors Raise Ire as They Patent More Life Forms
January 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Paul Elias, Associated Press

Native Hawaiians hold the plant sacred in cultural lore, which is why many are now demanding that the university relinquish three patents claiming ownership to taro varieties developed by one of its scientists.

Arctic Temperatures Blanket Russia, Death Toll Rises to More than 30
January 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Mick Eckel, Associated Press

Arctic temperatures gripped most of Russia for a fourth day Thursday, pushing the death toll across the frozen country to more than 30 people and even hardy Russians struggled to cope with the big freeze.

Indigenous Children Die of Dehydration, Kidney Failure and Pneumonia in Brazil
January 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Stan Lehman, Associated Press

Dehydration, kidney failure and pneumonia have killed six Indian children over the past two weeks in central Brazil, health authorities said Thursday.

Balloons to Help Scientists Clear Cloudy Picture
January 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Scientists from 10 countries will release 1,000 weather balloons in Australia's northern city of Darwin over the next month as part an international experiment to try to find out the nature of tropical clouds.

Regulators Approve Liquefied Natural Gas Terminal in Massachusetts Town
January 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Andrew Miga, Associated Press

Federal regulators said Thursday they won't reconsider their approval of a liquefied natural gas import terminal in the heart of Fall River, Mass., though city and state officials say it would pose a safety risk.

Wind Generator to Use Fire to Examine Bats
January 20, 2006 12:00 AM - John Raby, Associated Press

FPL Energy LLC, the nation's largest generator of wind power, plans to use fire to study bat habitats in a project that involves prescribed burning in a 4,000-acre experimental forest in West Virginia.

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