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Fringe autism treatment could get federal study

Posted: 07/09/2008 - Pressured by desperate parents, government researchers are pushing to test an unproven treatment on autistic children, a move some scientists see as an unethical experiment in voodoo medicine.

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Polar bear harassment by oil companies challenged

Posted: 07/09/2008 - Two conservation groups filed a lawsuit on Tuesday challenging the Bush administration's decision to let oil companies unintentionally harass or harm polar bears and walruses off the northwestern Alaska coast.

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Wolverine advocates give notice of intent to sue

Posted: 07/09/2008 - Nine environmental groups said Tuesday they plan to sue the federal government if wolverines aren't granted protection under the Endangered Species Act within 60 days.

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ND tornado victims get lots of volunteer help

Posted: 07/09/2008 - Scores of volunteers Tuesday helped tornado-damaged communities in northern North Dakota clear away debris from a storm that destroyed six homes and seriously injured one man.

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Milwaukee museum unveils woolly mammoth skeleton

Posted: 07/09/2008 - A 14,500-year-old woolly mammoth skeleton dug up in 1994 has been unveiled at the Milwaukee Public Museum, giving locals a glimpse of perhaps the most intact specimen discovered in North America.

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Erratic winds prompt new evacuations in California

Posted: 07/09/2008 - Thousands of residents north of Sacramento have been told to flee after erratic winds blew embers across wildfire containment lines, the latest setback for already strained fire crews.

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Pre-Columbian treasure trove recovered in Florida

Posted: 07/08/2008 - Federal authorities in Miami have recovered a treasure trove of pre-Columbian gold, artifacts and emeralds, and plan to return the items to the Colombian government.

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Cheney wanted cuts in climate testimony

Posted: 07/08/2008 - Vice President Dick Cheney's office pushed for major deletions in congressional testimony on the public health consequences of climate change, fearing the presentation by a leading health official might make it harder to avoid regulating greenhouse gases.

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The Nation's Weather

Posted: 07/08/2008 - Here is the Tuesday morning national weather summary.

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G-8 endorses halving global emissions by 2050

Posted: 07/08/2008 - The Group of Eight leading industrial nations on Tuesday endorsed halving world emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050, edging forward in the battle against global warming but stopping short of tough, nearer-term targets.

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