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Researchers Seeks Ways to Cut Manure Smell

The smell from the big cattle feedlots found in many parts of western Kansas can be exceptionally powerful, which residents of Hays, Kansas know all too well because Kansas State University's Agricultural Research Center is there. >> Read the Full Article

On <I>Beyond Organic</I>: Talking Grub -- Anna Lapp&eacute; & Bryant Terry

While you check out a recipe, do you find yourself considering food safety studies and the global consequences of supporting local farmers? >> Read the Full Article

Authorities Close Major Logging Operation in Brazil

Environmental authorities shut down an illegal logging operation in the Amazon on Monday, confiscating dozens of felled tropical hardwood trees in an area that only recently was pristine rain forest. >> Read the Full Article

Caribbean Reefs Ailing from Bleaching, Disease

Deadly diseases are attacking coral reefs across the Caribbean Sea after a massive surge of coral bleaching last summer, a two-pronged assault that scientists say is one of the worst threats to the region's fragile undersea gardens. >> Read the Full Article

Oozing Sewage Pollutes 'Green' Costa Rica

Tourists once flocked to the surf and wildlife of this tropical town on Costa Rica's Pacific coast, but the filth of a sewage-rich river that oozes through Tarcoles has driven them away. >> Read the Full Article

Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist Sees Big Opportunity in Green Technology

Venture capitalist John Doerr is placing big bets on an emerging sector he calls "green technology," one he believes could become as lucrative as information technology and biotechnology. >> Read the Full Article

Global Warming Threatens Extinctions

Global warming will become a top cause of extinction from the tropical Andes to South Africa with thousands of species of plants and animals likely to be wiped out in coming decades, a study said on Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

Greenpeace Blocks Ship Carrying Soya Allegedly from Illegal Amazon Farms

Greenpeace on Friday delayed the docking of a ship at Amsterdam harbor that it said was carrying a cargo of soya grown in illegally deforested areas of the Amazon for processing for European fast food restaurants. >> Read the Full Article

Scientists Warn, 'Don't Pollute the Puget Sound'

In Puget Sound, pollution is forever. That's the message scientists hope residents of Western Washington will remember the next time they flush chemicals down their toilets or curbside drains. >> Read the Full Article

Guide to Help Protect Endangered Whales Soon Available in Russian

There once were more than 10,000 right whales in the North Pacific but the whales were hunted nearly to extinction in the 1800s because they were easy to harpoon and floated when dead. >> Read the Full Article