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Study Indicates Mormon Crickets Invade to Survive

The threat of being eaten could drive the march of Mormon crickets as they munch their way across millions of acres in the arid West, new research suggests. >> Read the Full Article

Bush Offers Schwarzenegger Help on California Levees

President Bush and California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger put aside their differences in a show of Republican solidarity Friday after Bush approved federal help to shore up the state's fragile levee system. >> Read the Full Article

U.S. Taps Private Sector to Fix Greenhouse Pollution

Delegates from six of the world's biggest greenhouse gas polluters -- including the United States -- gathered last week for the first time to figure out how private industry can help curb global warming. >> Read the Full Article

Asian Pollution May Harm Washington Air

Pollution from Asian power plants and smoke from burning Siberian forests may be adding to poor air quality in Washington state, scientists say. >> Read the Full Article

Panama President to Unveil Plan for Panama Canal Expansion

Panama's president is asking his citizens to approve a multibillion-dollar gamble on the future of the Panama Canal: a plan to refit the waterway to accommodate huge modern cargo ships that would entail the greatest modifications since the canal opened in 1914. >> Read the Full Article

World Bank Urges New Breed of Clean Energy Funding

The World Bank is urging its steering committee to approve a new breed of loans and grants that would go to developing countries to help them make power generation cleaner and more efficient. >> Read the Full Article

Scientists Say Rising Temperatures Threaten Repeat of Caribbean Coral Death

Warming sea temperatures have scientists worried that the Caribbean could see a repeat this year of the widespread coral death that swept the region in 2005. >> Read the Full Article

Health Organization Gives Waikiki's Sand a Clean Bill of Health

Concerns that a massive sewage spill polluted Waikiki's world-famous beaches all but washed away after a health group said the sand "seems" to be clean. >> Read the Full Article

Norway Slams Whaling Critics, Says Stocks Robust

Norway hit back on Sunday at 12 nations led by Britain for urging an end to whale hunts, saying a plan to raise catches to the highest in two decades in 2006 would not damage stocks of the giant mammals. >> Read the Full Article

Bush Marks Earth Day with Focus on Alternative Fuels

President Bush marked Earth Day Saturday by highlighting technology that could reduce U.S. dependence on oil, while Democrats used a spike in gas prices to criticize White House energy policy. >> Read the Full Article