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Global Warming Puts Twelve U.S. Parks at Risk

Global warming puts 12 of the most famous U.S. national parks at risk, environmentalists said Tuesday, conjuring up visions of Glacier National Park without glaciers and Yellowstone Park without grizzly bears. >> Read the Full Article

House Approves Wilderness Bills

The House approved a series of bills Monday to protect national forest land in the West, including the designation of new wilderness areas in three Western states. >> Read the Full Article

Rare Ibis Tagged in Race to Save Bird of Pharaohs

Scientists have tagged three northern bald ibis, among the last survivors of a species of Middle Eastern bird once so revered that it had its own ancient Egyptian hieroglyph, in an effort to save them from extinction. >> Read the Full Article

Record Heat Pushes California Power Close to Breaking

A record-breaking heat wave pushed California's power grid close to the breaking point Monday, but by evening it appeared the first rolling blackouts in five years had been averted, power managers said. >> Read the Full Article

U.S. Duck Hunter Exposed to Type of Bird Flu, Study Finds

A U.S. duck hunter and two state wildlife employees had evidence of an uncommon type of bird flu virus in their blood, researchers reported Monday in one of the first studies to show that hunters might be at risk. >> Read the Full Article

Amazon Indians Want Court to Speed Up Chevron Case

Lawyers for Amazon Indians embroiled in a $6.1 billion pollution case against Chevron Corp. in Ecuador asked a local court Monday to move faster, a month after the country's government filed its latest accusation against the oil giant in the United States. >> Read the Full Article

Texas Tops in Wind Energy Production

Long known as a top oil- and natural gas-producing state, Texas has gained new energy acclaim by becoming the nation's top producer of wind energy. >> Read the Full Article

Hundreds of Wisconsin Bass Found Dead After Meet

Hundreds of dead bass have been collected from La Crosse-area river waters, days after a major fishing tournament was held in the region, a state official said. >> Read the Full Article

Feds Deny Wyoming Petition to Delist Wolves

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has denied a petition from the state of Wyoming that had asked to remove the gray wolf population in the northern Rocky Mountains from the federal list of threatened and endangered species. >> Read the Full Article

Last Bald Eagle Released in Vermont Program

The last bald eagle that was part of a program to bring the national symbol back to Vermont was set free Monday when the doors of the box where it had lived for the last two months were opened by biologists. >> Read the Full Article