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Whale Meat Returns to Japan School Menus, Report Says

Whale meat is back on the menu in a growing number of Japanese elementary and junior high schools, Kyodo news service reported on Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

Kyoto 2012 Greenhouse Gas Goals Still in Reach, UN Says

Industrialised nations can reach 2012 United Nations goals for reining in gases blamed for global warming but many will have to take tougher measures, the U.N. climate change bureau said on Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

U.S. Jury Awards Damages for Bomb Plant Contamination

A federal jury Tuesday awarded $554 million in damages to 12,000 Denver property owners near a former nuclear bomb plant who said their land had been contaminated by plutonium. >> Read the Full Article

Firm Hopes Reopen Long-Dormant California Gold Rush Mine

Half a century after the last major gold mine closed in the heart of California's Gold Country, efforts are under way to revive the industry that lured mass settlement in the 19th century. >> Read the Full Article

Forest Service Cancels Plan to Log Near Grand Canyon

The federal government has canceled plans to set controlled fires and conduct forest thinning on more than 17,000 acres of old-growth timber near the north rim of the Grand Canyon. >> Read the Full Article

U.S. May Remove Bald Eagles from Endangered List

Citing a dramatic increase in the number of bald eagles, the head of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced a plan that could remove the national symbol from protections under the federal Endangered Species Act. >> Read the Full Article

Two Lost Worlds Give Us Hope -- A Guest Commentary

Two lost worlds were in the news last week. One was discovered halfway around the world, but the other is right here in Canada. >> Read the Full Article

Oxford Seeks PC Users to Help Map Climate Change

Scientists set out on Tuesday to harness the power of home computers to predict climate change more accurately than ever before. >> Read the Full Article

Government May Lose Billions in Oil, Gas Royalties Because of 1995 Law

Despite record profits, oil and gas producers may avoid billions of dollars in royalty payments to the government because of a decade-old law designed to spur production when energy prices are low. >> Read the Full Article

Early California Was Native American Killing Field

Ancient Native Americans hunted some species of birds and fish almost to extinction in parts of California, according to research that challenges the Utopian myth that native people always lived in harmony with the land. >> Read the Full Article