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Texas Returns to Passion of the Longhorn

Faced with extinction 75 years ago, the Texas Longhorn is not only thriving again but fetching prices in the tens of thousands of dollars from fans of the iconic cattle breed of the Wild West. >> Read the Full Article

Output Still Halted at Terra Nova Oil Project

here is no indication yet when Terra Nova, Canada's second-largest offshore oil project, will resume pumping as regulators investigate the cause of a spill, Petro-Canada said Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

EU Determined to Build Nuke Site in France

EU ministers agreed on Friday to continue seeking Japan's backing to build the world's first thermonuclear reactor in France but could go ahead without Tokyo if there was no deal by the end of the year, EU officials said. >> Read the Full Article

WTO Lets EU, Others Hit US with Trade Sanctions

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) on Friday gave the go-ahead to the European Union, Japan and others to hit the United States with some $150 million in trade sanctions in a row over an illegal anti-dumping law, officials said. >> Read the Full Article

Skin Trade Threatens World's Few Surviving Tigers

The world's tiger population has plummeted by 95 percent from the start of the 20th century to as few as 5,000 now and is further threatened by the lucrative trade in their skins, officials told a forum on Friday. >> Read the Full Article

Arctic People Seek Tropical Team on Global Warming

Arctic peoples aim to team up with tropical islanders in a campaign against global warming, arguing that polar bears and palm-fringed beaches stand to suffer most. >> Read the Full Article

Dead Cicadas Help the Soil, Study Reveals

Even in death, the 17-year cicadas made their mark. Their decaying carcasses gave a super-size boost in nutrients to forest soil and stimulated seed and nitrogen production in a plant important to the forest ecosystem, researchers reported in Friday's issue of the journal Science. >> Read the Full Article

Earliest Human-Ape Ancestor Found and Other Stories

The earliest common ancestor of modern humans and apes found to date has been unearthed in Spain. At 13 million years old, Pierolapithecus catalunicus appeared just after lesser apes such as gibbons went down a separate evolutionary path from orangutans, gorillas, chimpanzees, and humans. >> Read the Full Article

US Military Taps Bugs and Weeds in War on Terror

Don't squash that bug! Cockroaches, beetles, spiders and worms may be the U.S. government's next line of defense in the war on terror. >> Read the Full Article

Global Warming Fight To Get Harder from 2012, Says U.N.

Fighting global warming will get tougher once the Kyoto protocol ends in 2012 and the world must try to get Washington involved in the long term, the head of the U.N. Environment Programme said on Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article