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Schwarzenegger is Too, Too Liberal for the Conservatives

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger thrilled delegates at the Republican National Convention last month with a thundering endorsement of the party's conservative principles. Back home, though, he has governed more like a Democrat on such issues as gay rights, guns and the environment. >> Read the Full Article

Environmentalists Dream of Restoring Yosemite's Hetch Hetchy Valley

Of all the battles waged over natural resources in California, perhaps none is bolder, or more romantic, than a campaign by environmentalists to tear down a dam in Yosemite National Park that has provided water and electricity to much of Northern California for 80 years. >> Read the Full Article

Renewal of Mine Discharge Permit in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, Ruled Unlawful

The Mountain Watershed Association (MWA) and Citizens for Pennsylvania's Future (PennFuture) announced today that the Environmental Hearing Board has sustained their appeal challenging the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) renewal of a wastewater discharge permit for the Potato Ridge clay mine in Fayette County operated by Kaiser Refractories. >> Read the Full Article

Dolly's Creator Applies for Human Cloning License

Scientists who created Dolly the sheep, the world's first cloned mammal, applied for a license on Tuesday to clone human embryos to obtain stem cells for research into Motor Neurone Disease. >> Read the Full Article

Kenya Wants Most-Protected Status for Lions

The Kenya Wildlife Service is pushing a plan to give the African lion maximum protection under a U.N. body that governs trade in endangered or threatened plants and animals. >> Read the Full Article

Cheetahs Flourish on Spanish Plain

Stalking teddy bears and towels before retiring to harass the family dog, 12-week-old cheetah cub Bunjee was blissfully unconcerned by the cameras trailing him around the Heidenreichs' house. >> Read the Full Article

Mexican State Recruits Cats to Fight Rats

Rats of Atascaderos note: The tough city cats of Chihauhua are coming — and they are hungry. Chihuahua state officials say they hope to collect an army of 700 felines for a frontal attack on Atascaderos, an isolated farm village in the rugged Tarahumara mountains, a region where officials estimate the rat population at half a million. >> Read the Full Article

One or Two Quakes per Minute in Washington

Small earthquakes rattled Mount St. Helens at the rate of one or two a minute Monday, and seismologists were working to determine the significance of some of the most intense seismic activity in nearly 20 years. >> Read the Full Article

EnviroMedia Issues National Small Business Conservation Challenge: $5K Prize

In response to President Bush's call on Americans to reduce gasoline consumption, Tuerff-Davis EnviroMedia Inc. has issued a national challenge to small business owners to promote fuel conservation to their employees. >> Read the Full Article

Thailand Has Probable Human Bird Flu Transmission

Thailand says it had found its first known probable case of a human being infecting another with bird flu, but insisted it was an isolated incident that posed little risk to the greater population. >> Read the Full Article