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Gas Drilling Raises Dust Clouds Throughout the West

While oil and gas development creates other problems, dust is just about universal in the booming methane fields of Wyoming and other states rich in natural gas. >> Read the Full Article

Cathedral Gets Offspring of Ancient Tree

The National Cathedral will celebrate the holidays this year with an unusual Christmas tree: a pine seedling whose parent is said to be the oldest known tree on earth. >> Read the Full Article

Great Lakes Cleanup May Hit $20 Billion

The cost of a Great Lakes cleanup plan unveiled Monday by a White House-backed group could reach $20 billion, a price that Washington has already said the U.S. government cannot afford. >> Read the Full Article

Mass Stranding of Whales, Dolphins on Cape Cod Investigated

Animal protection workers were investigating Monday the mass stranding and death of 24 pilot whales and 15 dolphins during a winter storm on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. >> Read the Full Article

Study Pinpoints Species Facing Extinction Threat

Conducted by scientists working with the 52-member Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE), a new study identifies 794 species on the brink of oblivion. >> Read the Full Article

Entrepreneur Seeks Capital To Produce Alternate Fuels

For an entrepreneur promising to make electricity and hot water from the rays of the sun, the morning of Nov. 8 did not bode well. >> Read the Full Article

U.S. SeaWorld Claims Dolphin Breeding Breakthrough

SeaWorld San Diego said Friday it succeeded in selecting the gender of a baby dolphin. >> Read the Full Article

Endangered Rabbits Returned to Wild

Seven one-pound riparian brush rabbits were released Friday as part of a five year, $2.6 million effort to restore one of California's most endangered mammals. >> Read the Full Article

Hong Kong Hoards Herbs in Case of Flu

In the event of a deadly super-flu outbreak, herbalist Wong Chi-sun is putting his trust not in Tamiflu, but in what looks like a plastic zip-lock bag full of some really bad weed. >> Read the Full Article

Myanmar, Thailand Sign Agreement To Build Controversial Hydropower Dam

Myanmar has signed a memorandum of understanding with Thailand to build a hydropower plant on Southeast Asia's longest free-flowing river. >> Read the Full Article