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Small Utah Tribe Bitterly Divided over Storing Radioactive Waste

Leon Bear, a stocky man in T-shirt and jeans, peers across the sagebrush-pocked valley where his ancestors once chased Pony Express riders and sees the future for his dwindling tribe. Nuclear waste. >> Read the Full Article

Possibly Intoxicated Pelican Runs into Windshield

A California brown pelican flew through the windshield of a car on the Pacific Coast Highway on Thursday, and wildlife officials said the bird was probably intoxicated by a chemical in the water. >> Read the Full Article

U.S. Forest Service Workers Report Growing Dangers on the Job

For America's forest rangers, the serenity of the woods increasingly is giving way to confrontations with unruly visitors. Attacks, threats and lesser altercations involving Forest Service workers reached an all-time high last year. >> Read the Full Article

Tighter Antarctic Protection Measures on Hold

Antarctic Treaty countries failed on Friday to agree on tighter environmental measures to protect the continent amid a boom in tourism. >> Read the Full Article

Supreme Court Will Hear Important Environment Case

The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to consider whether the Bush administration must regulate carbon dioxide to combat global warming, setting up what could be one of the court's most important decisions on the environment. >> Read the Full Article

Wind Farm Kills Nine Eagles in Norway

Windmills have killed nine eagles in less than a year at a key breeding site in Norway, showing that governments should be more cautious in picking where to set up turbines, a conservation group said on Friday. >> Read the Full Article

Primatologists Aim to Ape Bird Watchers

With time running out for many wild primates, one field biologist is attempting to help save them by aping the online success of bird watchers. >> Read the Full Article

Malagasy Corals Defy Bleaching, Need Protection

A marine expedition into previously unexplored Indian Ocean waters has found that corals off Madagascar have resisted so-called "bleaching" associated with global warming, possibly because of steep drop-offs nearby. >> Read the Full Article

EPA Plan Targets Animal Waste and Water

Large factory-style chicken, hog and cattle farms might soon have to get permits from the Environment Protection Agency when animal waste from their operations finds its way into local rivers, streams and lakes. >> Read the Full Article

Goodall, Others Oppose Research on Monkeys

Primate expert Jane Goodall and 18 other researchers sent a letter to federal officials urging them to oppose an Atlanta research center's proposal to do AIDS-related research on sooty mangabey monkeys. >> Read the Full Article