Urban growth, farm exports drive tropical deforestation

The biggest causes of deforestation in tropical countries are population growth in cities and agricultural exports, a finding that should shape decisions on preventing forest loss, experts said Sunday.

Drought in SW Australia linked to snowfall in Antarctica

A drought that has gripped the southwestern corner of Australia since the 1970s is linked with higher snowfall in East Antarctica, a phenomenon that may be rooted in global warming, scientists reported on Sunday.

Whalers, activists clash again off Antarctica

(AP) -- Anti-whaling ship the Bob Barker and a Japanese harpoon boat collided in icy Antarctic waters in the second major clash this year in increasingly aggressive confrontations between conservationists and the whaling ...

India successfully tests nuclear-capable missile

(AP) -- India again successfully test-fired a nuclear-capable missile Sunday that can hit targets across much of Asia and the Middle East, a defense ministry statement said.

Macworld taking off without Apple on board

A Macworld conclave devoted to all things Apple gets under way this week without the technology sun around which the annual event has revolved for years.

Clouds force space shuttle delay, next try Monday

(AP) -- Clouds prevented space shuttle Endeavour from blasting off Sunday on the last planned nighttime shuttle launch, delaying its trip with a final few building blocks for the International Space Station.

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