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Chinese Hunger for Reef Fish Emptying Asian Seas
March 26, 2007 12:00 AM - Nao Nakanishi, Reuters
Turquoise fish with red dots stare at hungry tourists from a tank at a restaurant in Hong Kong, the capital of the world's live reef fish industry, a lucrative trade devastating reefs across the Pacific Ocean.
Scientists Propose Interspecies Cloning
March 26, 2007 12:00 AM - Paul Elias, Associated Press
It was nearly a decade ago that Jose Cibelli plugged his own DNA into a cow's egg in a novel cloning attempt that was condemned as unethical by President Clinton and landed the Michigan State University researcher in a mess of controversy.
Global Warming May Be Bad for Asthma Sufferers
March 26, 2007 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters
Global warming may be bad for asthma sufferers because of longer plant growing seasons and signs that weeds scattering vast amounts of pollen are conquering new territory, experts say.
Chef Wolfgang Puck Joins Natural-Food Movement
March 23, 2007 12:00 AM - Reuters
Celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck has decided to be kinder to the animals he cooks. In an announcement made with the cooperation of the Humane Society of the United States, Puck launched a program to bar animal cruelty from his $300 million-a-year business empire.
Mother Nature Still a Rich Source of New Drugs
March 20, 2007 12:00 AM - Julie Steenhuysen, Reuters
At least 70 percent of all new drugs introduced in the United States in the past 25 years come from nature despite the use of sophisticated techniques to design products in the lab, researchers reported Monday.
Malaysia Pins Hopes on Herbal Viagra for Biotech Push
March 20, 2007 12:00 AM - Clarence Fernandez, Reuters
Malaysia's answer to Viagra is a traditional herb the country has picked to spearhead its push into biotechnology, but now it faces the challenge of convincing the world the remedy is both potent and safe.
Singapore Says Water Recycled from Sewage Will Meet a Third of Its Needs by 2011
March 16, 2007 12:00 AM - Associated Press
Recycled water would meet a third of Singapore's water needs by 2011, as it moves to reduce its decades-long reliance on neighboring Malaysia for the vital resource, the city-state said.
Smoke Thickens in Choking Thai North
March 14, 2007 12:00 AM - Sukree Sukplang, Reuters
The smoke haze choking northern Thailand thickened on Wednesday as officials urged people to water the land and streets in hopes of getting enough humidity into the air to provoke rain.
U.S. Magazines Go Green with Global Warming Issues
March 12, 2007 12:00 AM - Mary Milliken, Reuters
Some sports fans may now know as much about global warming as they know about women's swimwear: Sports Illustrated this week tells readers how a warming world is going to change the state of play.
Climate Report Warns of Drought, Disease
March 12, 2007 12:00 AM - Seth Borenstein, Associated Press
The harmful effects of global warming on daily life are already showing up, and within a couple of decades hundreds of millions of people won't have enough water, top scientists will say next month at a meeting in Belgium.