Canine distemper virus (CDV) infection occurred in captive leopards (Panthera pardus), tigers (Panthera tigris), lions (Panthera leo), and a jaguar (Panthera onca) in 1991 and 1992. An epizootic affected all 4 types of cats at the Wildlife Waystation, San Fernando, California, with 17 mortalities. CDV-infected raccoons were thought to be the source of infection in these cats. Two black leopards died at the Naibi Zoo, Coal Valley, Illinois, and 2 tigers died at the Shambala Preserve, Acton, California.

The global push towards a more biomass-based energy sector is ramping up efforts to adopt regionally appropriate high-yielding crops. As potential bioenergy crops are being moved around the world an assessment of the climatic suitability would be a prudent first step in identifying suitable areas of productivity and risk.

The international pellet industry published the latest market figures at the European Pellet Conference in Wels, Austria. In spite of the generally depressed state of the economy, the pellet industry remains optimistic and anticipates rapid growth in industrial pellet production.

According to this latest global report on wind energy, total worldwide installations in 2008 were more than 27,000 MW, dominated by the three main markets in Europe, North America and Asia. The United States passed Germany to become world #1 in wind power installations, and China

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Washington: When a federal jury in Alaska in 1994 ordered Exxon to pay $5 billion to thousands of people who had their lives disrupted by the massive Exxon Valdez oil spill, an appeal of the nation's largest punitive damages award was inevitable. But almost no one could have predicted the incredible round of legal ping-pong that only this month lands at the Supreme Court. In the time span of the battle

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