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Scientists Unsure of How To Protect River

Scientists say they still don't know how to protect the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon without disrupting water and power production upstream. >> Read the Full Article

Australia Uses New Methods To Protect Whales

Fierce whale-hunting opponent Australia said on Friday it was expanding the use of satellite and DNA technology to track and research whales as it seeks to overturn the killing of whales for scientific purposes. >> Read the Full Article

U.S. Military Realignment Plans for Japan Face Strong Local Criticism

Plans to realign U.S. military forces in Japan triggered plans for protest rallies and drew harsh opposition from local officials and citizens' groups, who say the burden of hosting the troops is just being shifted from one community to another. >> Read the Full Article

Birds Vs. Windmills Battle Heads to Calif. Courts

The wind farm at Altamont Pass produces clean electricity for tens of thousands of homes. The windmills also kill a large number of migratory birds passing through the region east of San Francisco. >> Read the Full Article

Nerve Agent Destruction Halted in Indiana after 500-Gallon Wastewater Spill

Army contractors halted operations Saturday at a western Indiana complex built to destroy a deadly nerve agent after nearly 500 gallons of caustic wastewater spilled in a contained area. >> Read the Full Article

International Albatross Plan Proposes New Colonies

With almost all of the world's remaining short-tailed albatrosses breeding on a steep slope of a Japanese volcanic island that is subject to eruptions, mudslides and erosion, an international team of scientists has a proposal to help the endangered birds -- lure them to a safer island. >> Read the Full Article

Missouri Team Mounts Tiny Cameras Atop Deer

Between hunters and cars, the fall is a hard time for deer. Now, a University of Missouri researcher is gaining insight into the world of the graceful animal through tiny cameras mounted on their heads. >> Read the Full Article

South Africa Takes Aim at 'Canned Hunting'

South Africa plans to stamp out operators who allow the "canned hunting" of lions and other game raised by humans and shot in small spaces, part of an effort to clean up the multimillion-dollar hunting industry. >> Read the Full Article

Japan Wants All Nations in Post-Kyoto Deal

Japan, whose former capital gave its name to the Kyoto Protocol, wants all nations -- including the United States and especially China -- to be bound by the next framework aimed at fighting global warming, Environment Minister Yuriko Koike said on Friday. >> Read the Full Article

Animal Rights Group Baits Anglers with Ethics Pledge

The animal rights group PETA wants fishermen to promise they will follow a federal "Code of Angling Ethics" before they can legally hook salmon, trout and halibut in Alaska. >> Read the Full Article