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E.U. to Issue Iran with Last Chance on Nuclear Plans

Senior diplomats from France, Britain, and Germany will meet top Iranian officials in Vienna on Thursday to offer Tehran a final chance to halt uranium enrichment plans or face possible U.N. sanctions. >> Read the Full Article

Bird Flu Kills 23 Thai Tigers

The bird flu epidemic, which has killed 31 people in southeast Asia this year, killed 23 tigers at a zoo in eastern Thailand, a senior government official said on Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

Coalition of Environmentalists Petition for Sharp-tailed Grouse Protection

Environmentalists asking for federal protection of the Columbian sharp-tailed grouse say the bird is in danger of becoming extinct, in part because its native habitat across the West is being lost to livestock grazing and agriculture. >> Read the Full Article

Radioactive Materials Seized in Central Russia

Russian security services seized two containers filled with highly radioactive material at a scrap yard in central Russia, Interfax news agency said on Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

Conservationists Claim Japan Has Illegally Killed Whales in Australian Waters

An animal rights group claimed Tuesday that Japan has illegally killed hundreds of whales in an Australian whale sanctuary, and it launched legal action aimed at stopping the hunt. >> Read the Full Article

Wild Predators Pose Little Threat to Livestock and Other Stories

Wolves and lions, bears and leopards have long been mortal enemies of ranchers. In an attempt to protect their livestock, human herders have hunted many big predators to the brink of extinction. >> Read the Full Article

Supporters Say Wind Energy Set to Explode in New York

At Fenner Windpower Project in Madison County, 20 huge wind turbines stand as if at attention, waiting for a breeze. >> Read the Full Article

Two Die, 100 Fall Sick After Drinking Contaminated Water in Pakistan

Two people died and about 100 others fell ill after drinking contaminated water from a well in a Pakistani village, an official said recently. >> Read the Full Article

Expert Panel Recommends Sharp Cuts in Fishing for Some North Sea Stocks

Catches of cod and other fish stocks must be drastically reduced or even stopped in the North Sea to help populations recover from years of overfishing, an independent expert panel said Monday. >> Read the Full Article

Middletown, Ohio, Steel Company Gets Grant to Meet Pollution Standards

AK Steel Corp. will receive $150,000 in an Ohio Business and Roadwork Development grant, the state said Monday. >> Read the Full Article