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A spike in urban wildlife in New York City is complicating pest control and creating a public health risk not normally faced by city-slickers, a wildlife expert says. Already this year, six wild coyotes have been spotted across Manhattan, a signif

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AP

The deadly blowout of an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico was triggered by a bubble of methane gas that escaped from the well and shot up the drill column, expanding quickly as it burst through several seals and barriers before exploding, according to i

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"We have teams that have confirmed oil on the beach, at the south end of the Chandeleur Islands, at Freemason Island," coastguard Connie Terrell said. "This is the first confirmation that Unified Command has received of oil on a shoreline," she added

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The Tennesseean

Rep. Marsha Blackburn has sent a letter to President Barack Obama asking that the Environmental Protection Agency drop a contest for citizens to produce a short video extolling the value of the federal rule making process.

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Alertnet

Green groups are cheering the Icelandic volcano for shutting down air traffic all over Europe, thus lessening CO2 emissions from aircraft which they say contributes to global warming.

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The U.K. Independent

Al Gore has angered environmentalists after it was revealed his environmental group has taken money from Dow Chemical who was involved in the aftermath of one of the world's worst pollution disasters.

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sg.news.yahoo.com

France decided to shut the three airports in the Paris area and others in the north of the country until 8:00 am (0600 GMT) on Monday due to the ash cloud that has caused the biggest airspace shutdown since World War II.

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Up until a century ago, they returned annually to the Elwha River on Washington state's Olympic Peninsula in runs so huge that homesteaders reported that the river turned into a wiggling mass from bank to bank. One count placed their number at 392,0

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As we head into the summer driving season and gasoline prices are again creeping up, the administration has announced plans to explore opening up more off-shore areas for exploration and drilling. On the one hand this can be lauded as a positive ste

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One of the strongest earthquakes to hit Southern California in decades shook tens of millions of people in two countries and three states on Sunday, swaying buildings from Los Angeles to Phoenix to Tijuana. At least one person in Mexico was killed an

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