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Scientists Find Strong Bacterial Glue

A common bacteria that clings to the inside of water pipes stays in place with the strongest glue known to exist in nature, according to a team of scientists. >> Read the Full Article

Yellow Dust Storm Hits Korean Peninsula

A sand storm that covered homes and streets in the Chinese capital with a brownish-yellow dust has clogged the air over the Korean peninsula, weather officials said on Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

Endangered Sei Whale Ends Up in Baltimore

Marine biologists were conducting a necropsy Tuesday on a 35-foot, 17,000-pound sei whale that apparently became attached to a container ship and was dragged into Baltimore's harbor. >> Read the Full Article

Chinese Premier Warns of Environmental Toll

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao has said that dust storms that whipped Beijing and northern China in recent days were a sharp reminder of the severity of the country's environmental problems. >> Read the Full Article

WHO Says 9,300 Likely to Die from Chernobyl Effects, Greenpeace Says More than 90,000

The United Nations health agency said Tuesday that about 9,300 people are likely to die of cancers caused by radiation from the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, while a report from Greenpeace put the potential toll 10 times higher. >> Read the Full Article

Former Democratic Nominee Revs up Campaign -- on Global Warming

Al Gore has a major campaign under way -- to change policies on global warming. The 2000 Democratic presidential nominee has hired longtime political associate Roy Neel to aid in his effort to raise awareness about global warming, a problem Gore calls "a planetary emergency." >> Read the Full Article

Development Jockeys with Ecology on Shanghai Island

Lao Yu has visions of a better life as the bulldozers rumble onto his rural island home where a new city will sprout up near marshes teeming with wildlife and wipe away cabbage and tomato fields. >> Read the Full Article

EPA, BorgWarner to Jointly Develop Diesel Technology

As oil prices reached a record high Tuesday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and auto parts supplier BorgWarner Inc. announced a partnership to develop diesel technology with the goal of reducing dependence on foreign oil. >> Read the Full Article

New Zealand Part of Diplomatic Bid to Stop Japan Controlling Whaling Body

New Zealand has joined Britain and Australia in a diplomatic bid to prevent Japan taking control of the International Whaling Commission, Prime Minister Helen Clark said Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

Rabbit Restoration Effort Under Way

The numbers of New England cottontail rabbits are on the decline in Maine, with only 300 of the animals remaining in a small range in the southern end of the state. >> Read the Full Article