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Environmental Group Draws Attention to 1872 Law by Threatening to Mine Posh Subdivision

An environmental group has staked claim to 20 acres of public land next to a posh subdivision to show just how antiquated the nation's mining laws are. >> Read the Full Article

Thailand Shows There Is No Easy War Against Wildlife Crime

With an AK-47 assault rifle slung over his shoulder, Sompong Prajobjan roamed one of Thailand's lush national parks for more than a decade. >> Read the Full Article

Biologists Call for Action to Protect Tropical Forests

Fearful that growing pressure for development could cause the loss of vital plants and animals, biologists and conservationists are trying to rally new interest in protecting tropical forests and the keys they may hold for vital medicines. >> Read the Full Article

Lava Oozes Out of Mount St. Helens

Lava has begun to ooze out of Washington state's Mount St. Helens, building up the lava crust in the volcano's crater, government scientists said Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article

Scientists Say Food Poisoning Killed at Least 16,000 Pink Flamingoes in Tanzania

Unusually high levels of toxins in algae may have killed at least 16,000 pink flamingoes nesting near two northeastern Tanzanian lakes between July and August, scientists said in a report. >> Read the Full Article

Asian Medicine Guide Used in Wildlife Crime War

Italy has netted smugglers of illicit wildlife products by using a guide to help recognize traditional Asian medicine, a U.N. conference heard on Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

Artic Cat Displays New Cleaner Snowmobiles During Interior Secretary's Tour

Secretary of the Interior Gale Norton visited Arctic Cat here Tuesday as part of a regional tour to check the progress of snowmobile manufacturers in complying with EPA's stricter environmental standards. >> Read the Full Article

Ammonia from Rose Hill, N.C., Poultry Plant's Accident is a Health Hazard

A combination of nitrogen and hydrogen, ammonia is a common but potentially hazardous chemical that's a staple of many industries in North Carolina. >> Read the Full Article

Chinese Experts Name Civet as Primary SARS Source

Chinese health experts have concluded that the civet cat, considered a delicacy in the south of the country, was the primary source of last year's SARS epidemic. >> Read the Full Article

Starbucks Teams with Aid Agencies to Support Sustainable-Coffee Farmers

Seeking to improve the livelihoods of small-scale coffee farmers while conserving the environment, the U.S. government, working through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has joined forces with Conservation International (CI) and Starbucks Coffee Company to create the Conservation Coffee Alliance. >> Read the Full Article