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Researchers To Study Urban Coyotes

State and university researchers plan a detailed study on urban neighborhoods that have become hot spots for coyotes. Coyotes, which have been setting up dens in the bushes of two neighborhoods here, will be captured and radio-collared by the Arizona Game and Fish Department and University of Arizona researchers. >> Read the Full Article

Swedish Investor Donates More Than $63 Million To Fight Baltic Sea Pollution

A Swedish investor has donated 500 million kronor (US$63 million; euro52.4 million) to help protect the Baltic Sea environment, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

Armadillos Spread North in Georgia

After years in south Georgia, where they are common road kill and a nuisance to some homeowners, armadillos have spread to the chillier northern half of the state where their digging and burrowing is already generating complaints. >> Read the Full Article

UK Holds Energy Summit To Tackle Global Warming

Energy ministers from 20 countries met in London Tuesday to discuss how to tackle climate change through technology and persuade big polluters the United States, India and China to become involved in the fight. >> Read the Full Article

Study Reveals Mice Sing in the Presence of Mates

Songbirds may be the Sinatras of the animal world, but male mice can carry a tune too, say Washington University researchers who were surprised by what they heard. >> Read the Full Article

Democrats, Environmentalists Criticize Katrina Cuts to Firefighting Funds

Trying to make up for the cost of Hurricane Katrina, the White House has proposed eliminating a $500 million reserve fund to fight fires in heavy wildfire years. Environmentalists and Western Democrats criticized the plan Tuesday as shortsighted and risky. >> Read the Full Article

Greenpeace To Pay Fine for Damaging Philippine Reef

Greenpeace said on Tuesday it will pay nearly $7,000 in damages after the environmental group's flagship, the Rainbow Warrior II, hit a coral reef at a world heritage site in the southern Philippines. >> Read the Full Article

Senators Tell National Park Service To Back Off New Management Guidelines

Republican senators joined Democrats in telling the National Park Service on Tuesday to back off proposed new guidelines that could allow Segway scooters and more cell phones, noise and air pollution in the national parks. >> Read the Full Article

Animal Extremists Face Travelling Ban

The UK is considering the use of restraining orders to stop the animal rights extremists who have been creating havoc for the pharmaceutical industry from travelling abroad. >> Read the Full Article

Brazilian Start-Up Offers Minicar for Land of SUVs

When a little-known company from California placed a $1 billion order for Smart minicars from DaimlerChrysler last spring, the struggling auto giant said thanks, but no thanks. >> Read the Full Article