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Hiking the Far Side of Puerto Rico's Caribbean National Forest
May 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Frank Griffiths, Associated Press

The steep rock face is slippery and our eyes sting from the sweat dripping down our foreheads, but our guide cajoles us as he points upward toward what he calls utopia.

Elephant's Death to Renew U.S. Outcry over Zoos
May 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

The death of the last of three elephants once housed at Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo has sparked renewed protest about how the animals are treated in captivity.

New Jersey Beach, Wildlife Refuges Share Settlement from Company in Panama
May 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A beach and two wildlife refuges in New Jersey will be the beneficiaries of $2 million that was part of a settlement of pollution charges, the top federal prosecutor in New Jersey announced Monday.

Wild Pigs Killed to Save Santa Cruz Fox
May 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press

Norm Macdonald rises each morning with the sun, grabs his .223-caliber rifle and slips into the passenger seat of a tiny, doorless helicopter for another day of shooting pigs.

Albatross Migration Attracts Celebrities, Punters
May 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

With electronic jockeys on board and carrying the hopes of celebrity owners and punters from around the world, 17 unlikely athletes have taken off in an endurance race deemed by some as the toughest in the world.

Interior Secretary Turns Down Request to Reduce Release of Colorado River Water
May 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Ken Ritter, Associated Press

California, Arizona and Nevada have scored an apparent victory in an ongoing dispute with four other Western states over how best to share water from the Colorado River in times of drought.

United Nations Meet to Seek Safer Ways to Kill Insect Pests
May 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

A U.N. meeting this week will seek new ways to kill mosquitoes and termites as part of a plan to bolster a 2004 ban on use of a "dirty dozen" toxic chemicals. Some pesticides on the blacklist of 12 industrial toxins are still in use to keep humanity's worst insect foes at bay even though they have been blamed for deaths, cancers or birth defects in humans and animals.

On Beyond Organic: 'Green' Flowers
May 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Icicle Networks

Mother's Day is often celebrated by giving flowers. But what do we really know about flower production, considering nearly 70% of all cut flowers sold in the United States are grown abroad?

Hunt's, Orville Redenbacher's to Launch Organic Products
May 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

The mainstreaming of organic food continues. Food giant ConAgra announced that two of its well-known brands will be offering organic products later this year.

Developers Eye Land along Florida Everglades to Relieve Housing Shortage
May 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Curt Anderson, Associated Press

To fish hatchery owner Paul Radice, the farmlands sandwiched between bustling Miami and the vast Everglades are ideal for his business.

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