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California Wine Country Flooding Set To Ease

The threat from floodwaters in Northern California's rain-soaked wine country eased Sunday even though the forecast called for more rain. >> Read the Full Article

Conservation Officers Shoot Whales after New Zealand South Island Stranding

Wildlife officers shot 41 pilot whales that beached on New Zealand's South Island, the Department of Conservation said. >> Read the Full Article

UAE Working To Rid Drinking Water of Chemical Linked To Cancer

Water authorities in the emirate of Abu Dhabi are working to rid drinking water of elevated levels of bromate, a chemical compound thought to cause cancer. >> Read the Full Article

New Orleans Aquarium Restocking after Huge Hurricane Losses

Like New Orleans itself, the aquarium is now on a long road back. And like the city, the revival will depend, in part, on hardy holdouts and returning evacuees, some still living far away. >> Read the Full Article

Tiny American Pika Seen Headed toward Extinction

Human activity and climate change may be pushing the tiny American pika toward extinction in the mountains of western North America. >> Read the Full Article

'Rogue' African Elephants May Soon Hunt Poachers

Elephants have an acute sense of smell, can travel anywhere in the bush, and don't break down -- making them ideal for patrols as well as tracking poachers. >> Read the Full Article

Some Canned Light Tuna May Contain Other Fish with More Mercury

The Food and Drug Administration will look into a newspaper report that some canned light tuna contains a species with potentially higher mercury levels. >> Read the Full Article

Washington Schools, Day-Care Centers Won't Get Special Pesticide Notices

Schools, hospitals and day-care centers don't need two days of written notice before their farmer neighbors spray dangerous pesticides. >> Read the Full Article

FEMA Dumps Donated Drinking Water Not Used at Hurricane Shelters

One million cans of drinking water donated for hurricane relief have been emptied and recycled because the water was never used at Texas and Louisiana hurricane shelters. >> Read the Full Article

Go Green By Trading, Says Goldman

Goldman Sachs Group thinks it can battle global warming, not by hugging trees, but by doing what comes naturally to a Wall Street powerhouse: trading. >> Read the Full Article