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Abandoned Walrus Pup Finds New Home

Word spread fast in the northwest Alaska village of Kivalina: a baby walrus was sitting on the beach, alone, apparently abandoned. But there was no way such a young walrus could survive on its own in the region's harsh conditions. >> Read the Full Article

NOAA Scientists Say Reports Altered

Many scientists at NOAA Fisheries, the federal agency responsible for balancing hydroelectric dams against endangered salmon, say they know of cases where scientific findings were altered at the request of commercial interests, according to a survey released Tuesday by two watchdog groups. >> Read the Full Article

Nuclear Project Could Solve Energy Woes, Scientist Says

If scientists succeed in building an experimental nuclear fusion reactor and making it work it could solve the world's energy problems for the next 1,000 years or more, a leading scientist said on Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

G8 Leaders' Cars to Use Eco-Fuel Made from Straw

When leaders of the world's major industrialized nations meet next week, their cars will run on a blend that contains a fuel made from straw, which its Canadian makers say can help in the battle against climate change. >> Read the Full Article

Sanctuary for Donkeys, the Backbone of Ethiopia

In a country where only half the population can afford or find medical treatment, a high-tech donkey clinic with its very own ambulance service may seem excessive. But not to the Ethiopian farmers who rely on these sure-footed, stoic beasts of burden. >> Read the Full Article

<i>On Beyond Organic</i>: Urban Sprawl

In just ten years, the town of Antioch (Bay Area) has grown from 62,200 to 90,500 residents, and is expected to reach 120,000 by 2025, according to research by the Greenbelt Alliance. But at what cost? >> Read the Full Article

Man-Made Reef May Make Amends for San Onofre's Environmental Damage

Like an underwater field of dreams, they built it and the kelp came. A team of Southern California research biologists last week released their draft report on the success of an experimental test reef built to make amends for the death of giant kelp forests caused by the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. >> Read the Full Article

Congress Requests Review of Hanford Waste Plant

In the latest setback to the government's largest construction project, a congressional subcommittee is calling for an investigation into a multibillion-dollar waste treatment plant at the Hanford nuclear reservation. >> Read the Full Article

Cambodia's Leader to Attend Summit of Six-Nation Mekong Group in China

Cambodia's prime minister said Wednesday he will travel to China next week for talks with leaders and government officials from five neighboring countries about regional infrastructure development. >> Read the Full Article

Land Trade Targets Wildlife Refuge's Oil and Gas

South of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and heavily overshadowed by the national debate over it, a separate slice of protected Alaska landscape is being eyed for oil and gas drilling. >> Read the Full Article