Environment
  • The big mining companies first came knocking on Ellen Pfister's door in the 1970s, ready to tap the huge coal deposits beneath her family's eastern Montana ranch.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 08, 2012, 12:00 AM EST
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  • An argument over whether wolves should be returned to Rocky Mountain National Park to reduce an overabundance of elk is moving to a federal appeals court.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 07, 2012, 8:30 PM EST
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  • International governments should seek a moratorium on offshore drilling in the Arctic amid concern an oil spill in the region could cause catastrophic environmental damage, British lawmakers said Thursday.

     
    LAST UPDATE : Dec 07, 2012, 8:30 PM EST
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  • On Mars, a partial eclipse of the sun isn't quite as rare as on Earth. So NASA's Mars Curiosity rover is snapping hundreds of pictures of the spectacle for the folks back home to ooh and aah over.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 07, 2012, 8:00 PM EST
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  •  The U.S. seafood catch reached a 17-year high last year, with all fishing regions of the country showing increases in both the volume and value of their harvests.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 07, 2012, 6:30 PM EST
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    Prefab housing generally refers to factory-built modular and panelized housing. Many experts say it is more efficient and environmentally friendly than traditional housing.
     
    LAST UPDATE : Dec 07, 2012, 6:00 PM EST
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  • Japan's Cabinet stopped short of a commitment Wednesday to phase out nuclear power by 2040, backtracking from an advisory panel's recommendation in the face of opposition from pro-nuclear businesses and groups.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 07, 2012, 6:00 PM EST
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