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New Species of Flying Reptile Named for Fang Teeth

A new species of flying reptile that died out with the dinosaurs 65 million years ago has been named for its fang-like teeth, British scientists said on Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

Hurricanes Revive Florida Offshore Drilling Battle

America's thirst for energy and high fuel prices after hurricanes Katrina and Rita have rekindled the fight over oil and gas drilling off Florida, where clean beaches are the bedrock of a $57 billion-a-year tourism industry. >> Read the Full Article

Storm Warnings -- A Guest Commentary

As New Orleans dries out and some semblance of normalcy begins to return for its luckier residents, we are just starting to think about the lessons that will have to be learned. >> Read the Full Article

E-Waste Proliferating

The 16,000 square-foot warehouse at 401 NE Rock Island Avenue in Peoria is piled high with computers and televisions -- all used. It's the place where Recycling for Illinois, a not-for-profit recycling company, seeks to stem the tide of an onrushing sea of electronic appliances. >> Read the Full Article

Denmark-Based Group Urges Halt in Fishing for Threatened Deep-Sea Species

A Denmark-based marine research group on Tuesday called for a halt in fishing for several threatened deep-sea species, including the orange roughy, the roundnose grenadier, the Portuguese dogfish and the leafscale gulper shark. >> Read the Full Article

Environmental Studies Waived in Push for New Oil, Gas Drilling

In an aggressive push by the Bush administration to open more public land to oil and gas production, the Interior Department has quit conducting environmental reviews and seeking comments from local residents every time drilling companies propose new wells. >> Read the Full Article

Storm Warnings

By Peter H. Gleick As New Orleans dries out and some semblance of normalcy begins to return for its luckier residents, we are just starting to think about the lessons that will have to be learned. But it is not too early to see that a series of missteps, mistakes, and human mismanagement of our natural resources, especially water resources and our climate, made things far worse than they would otherwise have been. For skeptics who think that our wealth and economic strength insulate us from our natural world, Hurricane Katrina is an urgent wake-up call. >> Read the Full Article

Sniffing Out Crop Pests, Naturally

John Post has a nose for trouble. He and his father, George "Randy" Post, are agricultural consultants who can sniff out mites, pesky little bugs that can hinder orchard crop production by consuming the leaves. >> Read the Full Article

Green Oil: New Energy Crop for Farmers?

A private Pennsylvania company wants farmers along the East Coast to grow a new cash crop that it would convert into bio-energy products. The crop is canola, which currently is used mostly in cooking oils. >> Read the Full Article

Ecology Research as Good Green Fun

In recent years, gamers have really begun to play video games. Games like Dance Dance Revolution, where players dance on an electronic pad until they sweat, are forcing gamers off the couch. >> Read the Full Article