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Norway Demands Nearly U.S. $2 Million from Spanish Trawler for Illegal Fishing

Norwegian police ordered a Spanish trawler to post a bond for 13 million kroner (US$1.95 million; euro1.65 million) Friday for illegal fishing before it could leave an Arctic port. >> Read the Full Article

Democrats Want Government To Address Rising Energy Costs

The federal government needs to create a comprehensive energy policy to address rising costs across the country, Gov. Christine Gregoire of Washington said Saturday in the Democratic Party's weekly radio address. >> Read the Full Article

Ethiopian Government Sends Vet To Care for Cheetah Cubs Rescued by U.S. Soldiers

The government sent a veterinarian to eastern Ethiopia Saturday to help U.S. soldiers rescue two endangered cheetah cubs held captive and abused at a remote village restaurant, an environmental official said. >> Read the Full Article

Methyl Bromide Controversy Reveals the Politics of Pesticides

Shoppers rifle through store shelves brimming with succulent tomatoes and plump strawberries, hoping to enjoy one last round of fresh fruit before the Western growing season ends. There is no hint of a dark side to the blaze of red. >> Read the Full Article

Warm Glow of Irish Peat Takes Edge off Oil Woes

As an autumn gale assails his hilltop cottage, Pepijn Martius sits beside a peat-fired stove, savoring the earthy smell and glowing warmth that has cost him little more than a sore back. >> Read the Full Article

Sharks, Warblers, Deer on Endangered Species List

The world's second largest shark, a bird found in the Garden of Eden and Central Asia's only true deer were among 11 new species given the title of "endangered" by countries around the world on Friday. >> Read the Full Article

Chinese City Restores Running Water after Shutdown Caused by Toxic Spill

Running water returned to this northeast city of 3.8 million people Sunday, ending a five-day shutdown blamed on a chemical spill that embarrassed the government and highlighted China's mounting environmental problems. >> Read the Full Article

Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout Numbers Down

The Yellowstone cutthroat trout population in the nation's oldest national park "appears to be in peril," according to a new scientific journal article by National Park Service scientists. >> Read the Full Article

Experts Say Flu Fears over Wild Birds Over-Stated

Fears that migratory wild birds will spread a deadly strain of avian flu across the world have little, if any, scientific proof and chances of them infecting humans are even more remote, experts said. >> Read the Full Article

U.S. To Battle Allies on Post-2012 Global Warming

Washington will battle with its allies over how to slow climate change beyond 2012 at U.N. talks in Canada this week that will also test developing nations' willingness to do more to fight global warming. >> Read the Full Article