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NASA: '05 Could Be Warmest Year Recorded

A weak El Nino and human-made greenhouse gases could make 2005 the warmest year since records started being kept in the late 1800s, NASA scientists said this week. >> Read the Full Article

California Considers Ban on Pet Cloning

A California lawmaker said Wednesday he would introduce a bill this week to ban sales of cloned pets, a move that could end a California company's plans to replicate beloved domestic animals. >> Read the Full Article

Wyoming to Study Declining Moose Population

Moose populations in western Wyoming have fallen so low that the Game and Fish Department is considering closing the hunting season in parts of the region. >> Read the Full Article

Seattle Mandates Recycling

Garbage hauler Frank Treto quickly spots enough junk mail and cardboard to warrant whipping out a bright yellow warning tag, one of hundreds he's doled out since the city's mandatory recycling law took effect this year. >> Read the Full Article

Carbon Emissions Trading is New Weapon to Battle Global Warming

Environmentalists always said there would be a price to pay for all the carbon dioxide being spewed into the atmosphere. Well, now there is. >> Read the Full Article

Scientists Find New Coral Species

Scientists have discovered a new species of brushy coral that flames like a white and pink Christmas tree hundreds of feet below the Channel Islands. >> Read the Full Article

FERC Rules on Access to Proposed Alaska Gas Pipeline

Federal regulators on Wednesday issued rules on how exploration companies would tap into a natural gas pipeline from Alaska's North Slope. >> Read the Full Article

'Political' Science: The Rise of Junk Science and the Fall of Reason--An ENN Commentary

Democracy depends on information and good science. And in a democracy that faces a dizzying array of threats and challenges, the need for sound knowledge has never been more important. >> Read the Full Article

Energy Secretary Reaffirms Commitment to Building Nevada Nuclear Waste Dump

Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman told lawmakers Wednesday that while progress on a nuclear waste project in Nevada will be delayed, the government is "very focused and committed" to building the facility. >> Read the Full Article

Chemical Company, Officials Indicted on Asbestos-Related Charges

A federal grand jury here indicted W.R. Grace & Co. and seven current and former company officials Monday on charges of conspiring to hide from employees, their families and the public that ore mined near Libby, Mont., was contaminated with a toxic form of asbestos. >> Read the Full Article