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Asia Quake, Tsunami Moved Islands, Shortened Days

The massive earthquake that triggered the Asian tsunami wobbled the earth on its axis, forced cartographers back to the drawing board and changed time by a fraction, but there's no need to adjust your clocks. >> Read the Full Article

Madagascan Troops Accused of Smuggling Tortoises

Three Madagascan army officers have been arrested on suspicion of smuggling nearly 200 endangered tortoises out of the country on a French military plane. >> Read the Full Article

Clouds Gather Over Future of Kyoto Climate Pact

Defying repeated premature reports of its death, the Kyoto Protocol will come into force in a few days. But doubts are already growing over the long-term future of the world's most ambitious environmental agreement. >> Read the Full Article

Biologist Says Deer Threaten Ginseng

American ginseng, sister of the Asian wonder herb and a seasonal cash crop in Appalachia, has two obstacles to long-term survival in the United States: Man and deer. >> Read the Full Article

Planets Could Be Made Of Diamonds, and Other Stories

The road to riches may lead to the heart of the Milky Way. Planets hiding layers of diamond many miles thick may exist in the center of our galaxy. >> Read the Full Article

$15.5M Grant to Aid Animals

Thousands of unwanted dogs and cats will get another chance at life thanks to a $15.5 million grant awarded to the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals. >> Read the Full Article

Week In Review: February 7th - 11th

Early in the week, the unveiling of the Bush administration's aggressive 2006 budget sparked a number of articles lamenting the president's proposed $7.57 billion cut in EPA funding. >> Read the Full Article

Aleutian Oil Spill Biggest in Alaska Since '89

A cargo ship that ran aground, split in two and poured fuel oil into the Bering Sea in December ranks as one of the biggest spills in Alaska, dwarfed only by the 1989 Exxon Valdez disaster, state environmental officials said Thursday. >> Read the Full Article

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