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Chesapeake Bay Researchers Growing Blue Crabs in the Lab in Hopes of Restoring the Industry

More than 1,600 wriggling blue crabs, so young that their shells are still soft and see-through, are taken from gurgling tanks and dropped one at a time into coolers filled with nets. Minutes later, they are loaded onto trucks, driven to two tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay and dropped into the water. >> Read the Full Article

Hawks Evicted From New York City Perch

Pale Male the city hawk was evicted from his nest, and the flap has already begun. >> Read the Full Article

Energy Experts Suggest New Guidelines on Mileage, Greenhouse Gases

Hoping to break the national impasse over energy, a panel of experts today will call for limits on greenhouse gas emissions, tougher car mileage rules and a financial safety net for companies building a gas pipeline from Alaska. >> Read the Full Article

Automakers Sue Over California's Tough Vehicle-Emissions Rules

Automobile manufacturers sued Tuesday to block California regulators from adopting the world's toughest vehicle-emissions standards, arguing in a lawsuit that the standards are the federal government's responsibility. >> Read the Full Article

U.S. Economy Shrugs off Soaring Oil Prices

Despite a huge run-up in oil prices this year, the resilient American economy has continued to grow at brisk pace, defying predictions of an oil-related slowdown. >> Read the Full Article

Fur-Filled Show Likely to Ruffle Feathers

Expect fur to fly at the newest exhibit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Museum officials are braced for controversy over "Wild: Fashion Untamed," an exhibit of fashion's use of fur and feathers that opens this week with such graphic items as a jaguar's head purse and a hat adorned with stuffed parakeets. >> Read the Full Article

Automakers Sue California over New Pollution Limits

Nine automakers sued Tuesday to block California's new global warming vehicle pollution limits, claiming the state overstepped its bounds and could force consumers to pay thousands more for new cars. >> Read the Full Article

Putting the Pieces Back Together

Scientists think that our species, Homo sapiens, emerged about 100,000 years ago somewhere in Africa. Imagine that back at the time, scientists in another galaxy had been searching the cosmos for life and discovered our solar system and Earth. So they park their spaceship above the Rift Valley in Africa and gaze at the vast expanse of lush forests, plains teeming with wildebeest, zebras, elephants and gazelles and rivers filled with hippos, crocs and flamingoes. >> Read the Full Article

Red Tide Algae Lurks in Gulf Coast

Scientists are tracking a 400 square-mile bloom of red tide algae lurking off the Gulf Coast, pointing to it as the likely cause of a mass fish kill and several dolphin deaths at the tip of the Florida peninsula. >> Read the Full Article

Maryland Firm Gets Extension for Toxic Cleanup in Peru

Violence erupted in La Oroya, Peru, this week as Doe Run Resources Corp. of Maryland Heights won an extension on its government-mandated plan to clean up toxic pollution at its metallurgical complex in the Andes Mountains. >> Read the Full Article