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Court Won't Intervene in Gunnison Fight

The Colorado Supreme Court decided Monday not to intervene in a federal lawsuit that claims an agreement between state and federal authorities leaves too little water in the Gunnison River to support fish and other wildlife. >> Read the Full Article

South Africa Park Reveals Glories of Ancient Kingdom

People in southern Africa have long told the tale of a sophisticated kingdom that once thrived here, but the story was ignored by a government that dismissed any sign of black ingenuity. >> Read the Full Article

Nuclear Waste Shipment Arrives in Germany

A shipment of nuclear waste arrived Tuesday at a disputed storage site in northern Germany, completing a journey that was marred by the death of an anti-nuclear protester in France. >> Read the Full Article

Australia Says Oil Slick is Polluting World Heritage-Listed Part of Coast

An oil slick up to 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) long is polluting a World Heritage-listed stretch of the west Australian coast that includes an important nesting site for threatened loggerhead turtles, a state government said Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

Judge Declines to Dismiss Pollution Suit

A federal judge on Monday refused to dismiss a lawsuit accusing a Canadian mining company of polluting the Columbia River with heavy metals for decades. >> Read the Full Article

Bottom-Dwelling Marine Life Found in Georgia

Researchers working off coastal Georgia have discovered what could be three new species of bottom-dwelling creatures known as sea squirts. >> Read the Full Article

Benetton Offers Land to Argentine Indians

Italian clothing retailer Benetton offered Monday to give Mapuche Indians a portion of its vast lands in Argentina's Patagonia, which the Indians have sought to claim as ancestral lands. >> Read the Full Article

China in for Extreme Weather as Climate Change Felt, Report Says

China can expect more droughts, floods and other extreme weather as it struggles to balance rapid development with environmental concerns, a report on climate change released on Tuesday said. >> Read the Full Article

Anthrax Kills Nearly 200 Hippos in Uganda

An anthrax outbreak has killed 194 hippos in western Uganda, wildlife officials said Tuesday, and scientists are struggling to develop a way to quickly diagnose and contain the disease. >> Read the Full Article

California Protects Farmworkers by Restricting Pesticide Methyl Bromide

To better protect farmworkers, the state has imposed new rules restricting the use of the pesticide methyl bromide. >> Read the Full Article