- - Sunday, June 27, 2010

ALASKA

Geologist survives two grizzly attacks

ANCHORAGE | The first time the bear charged, Robert Miller had just enough time to get out his gun, squeeze off a shot and play dead before the grizzly attacked.

The first attack lasted 10 or 15 seconds and the bear wandered off, but not far enough.

Mr. Miller was trying to stand up when the bear attacked, again. Mr. Miller, 54, got two more shots off, then turned back onto his stomach and played dead again, as the bear chewed on.

Mr. Miller, who spoke to the Associated Press from an Anchorage hospital Wednesday three days after being attacked in the Alaska Range, said he holds no grudge against the bear. He’s just glad he got training on how to survive a bear attack.

MASSACHUSETTS

Environmentalists sue over Cape Cod wind project

BOSTON | Environmental and watchdog groups claim in a lawsuit that federal agencies responsible for approving a wind farm off Cape Cod violated federal law by endangering protected migratory birds.

The suit was filed Friday in federal court in Washington. It alleges that required scientific studies were not done and that protective measures were ignored in approving the 130-turbine project in Nantucket Sound.

The lawsuit alleges that the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service violated the Endangered Species Act, Migratory Bird Treaty Act and National Environmental Policy Act.

A lawyer for the plaintiffs says “science was manipulated and suppressed for political reasons.” Spokespeople for the federal agencies did not return calls.

Since the project was approved in April, opponents of the project have said they would mount legal challenges to block it.

PENNSYLVANIA

Thorpe’s son seeks return of remains

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