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Minnesota Officials Mum on Cyanide Investigation

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture will neither confirm nor deny that it is investigating whether beekeepers in the state were using sodium cyanide illegally. >> Read the Full Article

Program to Compensate Amchitka Workers is Progressing

Andy Akulaw spent seven months helping to dig a mile-deep pit on Amchitka Island about 35 years ago. Today, he's getting by on one kidney, and it doesn't work as well as it should. >> Read the Full Article

Economic Uncertainty over Lack of Dredging in North Carolina

Boaters won't be the only ones affected if North Carolina's shallow inlets can't be used. >> Read the Full Article

Fire Ravages Forest Reserve Bordering Malaysian Airport, Administrative Capital

Firefighters used helicopters to douse a fire sweeping through a massive forest reserve bordering Malaysia's administrative capital and the international airport, reports said Thursday. >> Read the Full Article

Justices Weigh Water Rights

Some San Joaquin Valley farmers had a tough row to hoe Wednesday as Supreme Court justices showed skepticism over the farmers' bid to sue the federal government. >> Read the Full Article

African Fossils Push Back Origins Of Humans, and Other Stories

After reevaluating the dates of a set of early human fossils, scientists have concluded that humans emerged as a species nearly 30,000 years earlier than once believed. >> Read the Full Article

Some Dairy Farmers Worry about 'Organic' Milk Labels

Even in the cold of winter, Roman Stoltzfoos sends his organic dairy cows tramping out to pasture after milking them. That constant effort on his 200-acre Lancaster County farm is at the heart of a battle over the meaning of "organic" -- a term that can add $6 or $7 to the price of every hundred pounds of milk Stoltzfoos and other organic farmers sell. >> Read the Full Article

Senate Considering Revival of Pesticide Reporting System

Six years after the Legislature voted for a system to report on the use of pesticides in Oregon, no such program exists, except on paper. But a Senate committee opened hearings on a bill to revive and make permanent Oregon's Pesticide Use Reporting System by doubling the fees paid by manufacturers. >> Read the Full Article

'Green Building' Trend Grows

Las Vegas home builders are putting in low-energy appliances, heat-resistant windows and desert landscaping in an effort to conserve natural resources, part of the "green building" trend in residential construction. >> Read the Full Article

City of Albuquerque, Environmentalists Settle Silvery Minnow Dispute

The city of Albuquerque and environmental groups reached a settlement Wednesday in a five-year legal battle over the endangered Rio Grande silvery minnow. >> Read the Full Article