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USDA Questions Sugar-To-Ethanol Profits

Making ethanol from sugar could be profitable with the current high demand for the gasoline substitute, but it probably won't be for long, the Agriculture Department said Monday. >> Read the Full Article

Canada Farm Quarantined in Suspected Mad Cow Case

Canada has quarantined an Alberta farm and is testing a dairy cow that was heavily pregnant and suspected of having mad cow disease, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said Monday. >> Read the Full Article

Drought Makes Louisiana Feel More Like Texas than Subtropics

After dealing with far too much water, southern Louisianans must now cope with far too little: In the century that records have been kept, the region has never been so dry. >> Read the Full Article

Endangered Cuckoo Spotted in Indonesia

Scientists trying to photograph wild tigers deep in the Indonesian jungle captured a glimpse of another endangered species instead -- the Sumatran ground cuckoo. >> Read the Full Article

Ethanol Won't Solve Energy Problems

Ethanol is far from a cure-all for the nation's energy problems. It's not as environmentally friendly as some supporters claim and would supply only 12 percent of U.S. motoring fuel -- even if every acre of corn were used. >> Read the Full Article

Bush Urges Senate to Approve Science Research Funds

To help U.S. companies maintain a "competitive edge" in the global economy, Bush says he has proposed doubling federal funding for research in areas such as nanotechnology, supercomputing and alternative energy sources. >> Read the Full Article

Socializing Helped Ebola Wipe Out Gorillas

A 2004 outbreak of the Ebola virus, which also kills people, killed 97 percent of gorillas who lived in groups and 77 percent of solitary males, researchers reported Monday. >> Read the Full Article

Climate Change Could Slash U.S. Wine Industry

Global warming could slash productivity in prime U.S. wine-making areas like California's Napa and Sonoma valleys by century's end, leaving some of the best temperatures for grape-growing in New England, researchers reported Monday. >> Read the Full Article

As Land Values Rise, Mobile Home Park Breathes Its Last

A community was dying, and not by natural causes. Weeks earlier, envelopes had been taped to front doors up and down the street, carrying this message: Residents had 180 days to clear out. >> Read the Full Article

China Panda, Born to Be Wild, Coping Well

China's first captive-bred giant panda to be released into the wild has been coping well in bamboo forests in the country's southwest, state media said on Monday. >> Read the Full Article