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Mountain View, Calif., Firm Closes in on Hydrogen-Car Technology

A Silicon Valley company will announce a new fuel-cell technology today that it says could lead to cheaper hydrogen-powered cars sooner than expected. >> Read the Full Article

Majority of Native Arizona Fish Threatened with Extinction, Says Study

Five types of fish in the Gila River basin desperately need federal protection or else they'll keep swimming toward extinction, according to a new study by academic and government biologists. >> Read the Full Article

Pricey Oil Could Be Boon for European Car that Runs on Compressed Air

Record-high oil prices might seem like bad news for the auto industry. But one European manufacturer plans to make a type of car unaffected by $50-a-barrel crude: cars that run on compressed air. >> Read the Full Article

Recycling Used CDs and DVDs, and Tallgrass Prairies

Compact discs (CDs) and digital video discs (DVDs) have become the de facto standards for media storage and playback for millions of consumers and businesses around the world. But the very popularity of these inexpensive 5-inch-diameter discs made of metal, plastic, and dye is taking a serious toll on the waste stream. >> Read the Full Article

U.S. Mine Tries to Dig Out from Under Local Discontent in Peruvian Andes

Gerardo de la Cruz, a 42-year-old farmer, is one of thousands who spent two weeks blockading a U.S.-run gold mine in the Andes, the latest example of the uneasy relationship between Peru's rural poor and the mining industry. >> Read the Full Article

Mount St. Helens Spews More Steam and Ash

Mount St. Helens spewed more steam and ash Monday, as government scientists remained on alert for a larger eruption at the Washington state volcano, which woke last week after 18 years of slumber. >> Read the Full Article

CITES Lifts Ban on Hunting Black Rhino

A global ban on hunting rare black rhinos was lifted on Monday to the chagrin of some conservationists, who say the lumbering titan is still in danger. >> Read the Full Article

Fish Near Some Colorado Treatment Plants Found With Male-Female Tissue

Fish with both male and female sex tissue have been discovered near Colorado wastewater treatment plants on the South Platte River and Boulder Creek. >> Read the Full Article

Global Stocks of Nuke Bomb Material Are Growing, Says Survey

The world's stockpiles of plutonium and highly enriched uranium useable in atomic weapons are growing, despite increasing fears about the security of nuclear materials, a U.S. based think tank says in a new report. >> Read the Full Article

Asia Needs Network to Fight Illegal Wildlife Trade

Asia needs a special crime-fighting network to combat a booming illegal wildlife trade worth billions of dollars, which threatens many species with extinction, Thailand's prime minister said recently. >> Read the Full Article