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UK's Blair Should Expand Nuclear Power, Adviser Says

Britain's Tony Blair should give the go-ahead for an expansion of nuclear power generation to help stem climate change, the prime minister's chief scientific adviser said on Sunday. >> Read the Full Article

On <I>Beyond Organic</I>: Cruise Ship Pollution, Coral Reefs and Aquariums

Over 20 million coral reef fish are sold to aquarium hobbyists every year with the vast majority of them “wild caught.” These coveted specimens – including the threatened banggai cardinalfish and the panther grouper – are stunned by divers who use cyanide to poison the waters around them. >> Read the Full Article

Chinese City of Three Million Announces Cutoff of Water Supply, Sparking Water-Buying Rush

A Chinese city of 3 million people has set off panicked buying of bottled water by announcing its water system will be shut down for four days to check for contamination from a chemical plant explosion, news reports said Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

Humane Society Sues Government over Poultry Slaughter

Chickens and turkeys should be covered by the same law as cows, pigs and other animals when they are slaughtered, the Humane Society of the United States said in a lawsuit filed Monday against the Agriculture Department. >> Read the Full Article

Report Says Ocean Noise Harms Dolphins, Whales

Increasing levels of ocean noise generated by military sonar, shipping, and oil and gas exploration are threatening dolphins and whales that rely on sound for mating, finding food and avoiding predators, according to a new report. >> Read the Full Article

Nuclear Waste Transport Bound for Disputed Storage Site Crosses German Border

A shipment of nuclear waste bound for a disputed storage site in the north of the country crossed Sunday into Germany, where thousands of police were guarding its route from anti-nuclear demonstrators. >> Read the Full Article

UMass Training Students to Care for Alpacas

With mops of shaggy hair flopping in front of bulging, alien-like eyes that stare with a mix of curiosity and cluelessness, the latest newcomers to the University of Massachusetts seem like they'd be more at home in the make believe world of Dr. Seuss. >> Read the Full Article

U.N. Agency Says Debris in Pakistan's Quake Zone Could Pose Serious Health Risks

Debris and waste left uncleared since last month's massive earthquake in Pakistan could become toxic and pose serious health dangers, a U.N. agency warned Sunday. >> Read the Full Article

Mexico Sees Bigger Butterfly Migration This Year

Wildlife officials say good weather should bring a surge in the number of monarch butterflies migrating to Mexico this year, after last year's cold resulted in the lowest numbers in more than a decade. >> Read the Full Article

New Wave of Hybrids Offer More Mean, Less Green

When automakers rolled out the first hybrid cars, drivers who wanted their spectacular fuel economy had to settle for weird shapes and a lack of luxury options. >> Read the Full Article