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Utility Blasts Its Oregon Dam to Make Way for Fish

The largest dam removal in the Pacific Northwest in 40 years began Tuesday with blasts of 4,000 pounds of explosives, the dam's owner, Portland General Electric, said. >> Read the Full Article

Voracious Seven-Foot Long Jumbo Squid Invade California Waters, Preying on Local Fish

Jumbo squid that can grow up to 7 feet (2.13 meters) long and weigh more than 110 pounds (49.9 kilograms) are invading central California waters and preying on local anchovy, hake and other commercial fish populations, according to a new study. >> Read the Full Article

Forest Service Teams with Nonprofit Foundation to Combat Global Warming

The U.S. Forest Service is teaming with a nonprofit foundation to allow consumers to participate in a voluntary program to "offset" their carbon dioxide emissions. >> Read the Full Article

U.S. Border Fence Seen Harming Ocelots, Butterflies

Conservationists are concerned that a planned border security fence to stem illegal immigration from Mexico could cut this delicate area up even more and possibly remove the corridor of vital riverbank habitat that remains. >> Read the Full Article

Kashmir Revolt Helps Endangered Bear Populations

The number of endangered Asiatic black bears in Indian Kashmir has jumped between 30 and 60 percent as a separatist revolt that killed thousands of people since 1989 has scared off poachers, wildlife officials said. >> Read the Full Article

Vietnam Calls for Rapid Action against Pig Diseases

Vietnam must speed investigations into a pig disease that has struck 42 people killing two, the agriculture minister said, calling for urgent measures to contain the bacteria. >> Read the Full Article

Police Save 270 Crocs from Becoming Handbags

Chinese police have saved 270 crocodiles from ending up as shoes or handbags after tracking a suspicious boat on a border river, Xinhua news agency said on Monday. >> Read the Full Article

IAEA to Send Team to Quake-Hit Japan Nuclear Plant

The U.N. nuclear watchdog will send a team of experts to Japan in the coming weeks to check the world's biggest nuclear power plant after a powerful earthquake last week caused radiation leaks, the agency said on Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

World Bank Sees Support for $250 Million Forest Fund

A planned $250 million World Bank fund to encourage developing countries to stop deforestation in return for access to carbon credits has attracted strong international support, a senior official said on Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

Beijing to Build Windmills for 2008 Olympics

Beijing has started work on a 580 million yuan ($76.69 million) project to build 33 windmills to supply clean energy in time for the 2008 Olympic Games, state media said on Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article