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WWII-Era German Submarine Loaded with Poisonous Cargo Still Haunting Norway

The rusting wreckage of a U-864, sunk off the coast of Norway in a desperate mission to supply Japan with advanced weapons technology, now poses a major environmental threat due to its poisonous cargo: 70 tons of mercury. >> Read the Full Article

West Africa Sheep Traders Make a Killing Before Feast

At the end of December in the Eid al-Adha feast -- known here as Tabaski -- Muslim families will slaughter a sheep. This commemorates the scriptural story of Abraham, who was about to sacrifice his son when God gave him a ram to slay in its place. >> Read the Full Article

EPA, Air Force Dispute Cleanup

Air Force officials have proposed allowing a portion of the so-called Ashumet Valley groundwater contamination plume to continue to dissipate until it dilutes below levels that are considered harmful to humans. >> Read the Full Article

First Drought, Now Floods Plague Kenya's Nomads

Already weakened by the drought that annihilated their precious livestock, nomads in Kenya's arid northeast are now grappling with devastating floods, which have killed over 100 people and displaced more than one million across Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia and Rwanda. >> Read the Full Article

Virgin Dragon Prepares to Give Birth

In an evolutionary twist, Flora the Komodo dragon has managed to become pregnant all on her own without any male help. She is carrying seven baby Komodo dragons. >> Read the Full Article

Report Says Tides Affect Speed of Antarctic Ice Slide

Tides affect the speed at which an Antarctic ice sheet bigger than the Netherlands is sliding towards the sea, adding a surprise piece to a puzzle about ocean levels and global warming, a study showed on Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article

European Union to Include Airlines in Pollution Allowances Trading Program in 2011

Airlines that fly within the European Union will have to trade pollution allowances beginning in 2011, the European Commission said Wednesday, which could see travelers pay more for popular short-break trips. >> Read the Full Article

Feds Withdraw Rare Wildflower Proposal

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Tuesday withdrew its proposal to list as threatened a wildflower that grows only in areas of Utah and Colorado where oil shale and tar sand exploration are being done. >> Read the Full Article

Seychelles Tries to Save Endangered Bird

Wildlife experts in the Seychelles have launched a last ditch attempt to save a rare tropical bird facing possible extinction in the Indian Ocean archipelago, conservationists said on Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article

Survival of Dwindling Stocks Dominate Annual EU Fisheries Meeting Again

The annual fight over the right to fish for an ever-decreasing number of Atlantic species in European Union waters opened Tuesday with member governments seeking to give both the industry and the fish a chance at a sustainable future. >> Read the Full Article