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Shepherds Despair as Wolves Thrive in Croatia

The state has made them a protected species, but shepherds say Croatia's wolves are living up to their storybook reputation as the bad guys. >> Read the Full Article

Incinerator Turns Garbage into Electricity

Juan Murphy is perched high above a mountain of urban detritus that just keeps growing. His job is to keep carving away so the heaving trash pile doesn't overtake him. >> Read the Full Article

Agencies Warn of Bird Flu Risk from Seemingly Healthy Ducks

Three international agencies urged Asians on Thursday to take special health precautions when raising or handling domestic ducks, which may carry the bird flu virus without showing any symptoms. >> Read the Full Article

NOAA Observes Killer Whales After Valdez

It's probably too late to save a small pod of killer whales whose numbers plummeted after the Exxon Valdez tanker spilled nearly 11 million gallons of oil into Prince William Sound. >> Read the Full Article

Individual Climate Control Possible in 'Green' Buildings

If workers feel a little chilly at their desks in one of the newest skyscrapers under construction in New York City, they'll be able to adjust the temperature with switches tailored to individuals, not entire floors or buildings. >> Read the Full Article

Finding No Fish, Ghanaians Turn to Bushmeat, Report Says

Overfishing by subsidized European fleets off the coast of West Africa is hurting local fisheries and forcing people to slaughter wildlife to get enough to eat, researchers said Thursday. >> Read the Full Article

Environmental Leaders Predict States, Business Will Force Global Warming Curbs

With the re-election of President Bush, state governments and big business will likely be the biggest forces over the next four years to craft new policies and develop innovative technologies aimed at reducing U.S. emissions of the gases scientists say are causing global warming. >> Read the Full Article

Man Stokes Alexandria, Va., Incinerator that Turns Garbage into Electricity

Juan Murphy is perched high above a mountain of urban detritus that just keeps growing. His job is to keep carving away so the heaving trash pile doesn't overtake him. >> Read the Full Article

Brazil Moves to Protect Virgin Amazon Rainforest

Brazil's president this week signed decrees creating more than 7,400 square miles of land preserves in remote eastern Amazon regions where long-term residents are under attack by violent land speculators and their gangs. >> Read the Full Article

Ford's New, 'Earth-Friendly' Plant Wins Grudging Notice from Environmentalists

Can a producer of gas-burning, pollutant-emitting vehicles and people concerned about the environment ever learn to like each other? Probably not, but even ardent environmentalists are giving Ford Motor Co. high marks for its newest plant — even if they don't much care for what it makes. >> Read the Full Article