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Wind Energy Goes Mainstream in California

AES Corp., a Virginia-based utility, said Tuesday that it plans to buy a company that operates 1,371 wind turbines near Palm Springs and employs about 100 people at an operations center there. >> Read the Full Article

Neighbors to Los Angeles Landfills Seek Stricter Controls

Granada Hills residents pushed on Wednesday for cleaner trash trucks, traffic relief and a host of other improvements before county officials approve plans to join the two Sunshine Canyon Landfill sites into one 415-acre megadump. >> Read the Full Article

New Case of Mad Cow in Canada Raises New Concerns in Kansas, Elsewhere

151As Canada reels from the discovery of a third case of mad cow disease — the second in two weeks — U.S. cattlemen and trade groups are divided over how the American industry and the U.S. government should react. >> Read the Full Article

USDA Seeks 'Guidance Document' Concerning Organic Cows' Pasture Access

As more large dairies enter the robust organic milk business, the U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to clarify what it means to be an organic dairy cow. >> Read the Full Article

Scientists Use Hazing to Drive Crows Away

In a city where a huge flock of crows has been pestering people for years, officials are fighting back with a hazing program aimed at disrupting the birds' sleep with noise and light and driving them into the countryside. >> Read the Full Article

San Francisco Officials Pass Law Mandating Humane Treatment for Backyard Dogs

In this famously dog-friendly city, dog owners are "pet guardians," the local shelter keeps strays in "apartments" -- and, as of Tuesday, man's best friend is entitled to certain perks. >> Read the Full Article

Blue Bins in, Bags out in Chicago Recycling Experiment

An experiment in replacing blue bags with blue bins received unanimous approval from a City Council committee Monday. >> Read the Full Article

Biologists Check on Arizona Fish Diversity

Biologists are checking the diversity of fish in the Lower Salt River and reservoir lakes. Among the 170 fish caught Monday in one drained section of the 80-foot-wide Arizona Canal -- and then returned to the water -- were whiskered channel catfish up to 3 feet long, colorful rainbow trout and Sonora suckers. >> Read the Full Article

Tsunami Relief Shows Humanity's Capacity To Give

When a wall of water crashed across the shorelines of several Asian countries on December 26, it was a powerful reminder of just how vulnerable humanity can be to the forces of nature -- especially people living in developing countries. >> Read the Full Article