Health

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.

Climate Is Big Issue for U.S. Hunters, Anglers
March 8, 2007 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters

A nationwide survey of licensed hunters and anglers last year commissioned by the National Wildlife Federation found that 76 percent of those polled agreed that global warming was occurring and the same percentage said they had observed climatic changes in the areas where they lived.

San Francisco Leaders to Consider a Ban on Plastic Grocery Bags
March 8, 2007 12:00 AM - Lisa Leff, Associated Press

Six San Francisco supervisors want the city to prohibit large grocers from giving out plastic bags, which are blamed for eating up fossil fuel, littering streets and choking wildlife.

U.S. and Canada Agree on Joint Label for Herbicide Imports under NAFTA Label
March 8, 2007 12:00 AM - Blake Nicholson, Associated Press

Environmental regulators in the United States and Canada have developed a joint label for farm chemicals that officials say could save American farmers millions of dollars.

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