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India to Replace Old Zoos with More 'Natural' Ones

India, under fire from environmentalists for failing to protect its tiger population, will replace dozens of its old and crammed zoos with sprawling near-natural habitats, officials said. >> Read the Full Article

'Don't Expect Favours at G8,' Bush Tells Blair

President George W. Bush said Tony Blair should not expect any special favours at this week's G8 summit despite the British prime minister's solid support for the Americans in Iraq. >> Read the Full Article

Scientists Serve up Horseradish as a Way to Combat Hog Odor

For Sharlene Merk, new research that suggests an unlikely mix of ground horseradish and hydrogen peroxide can curb the stench of hog manure is encouraging. >> Read the Full Article

EarthTalk: Balloon Releases and Solar-Powered Gadgets

Given that “what goes up must come down,” balloons released into the air--whether by accident or in large quantities at events--eventually end up as trash on the ground or in bodies of water. >> Read the Full Article

Brazilians Suspect Foreigners Covet Amazon Rain Forest

Ecologists sounded the alarm: the Amazon rain forest is disappearing at the fastest rate in nearly a decade. But the outcry left many Brazilians suspicious. >> Read the Full Article

Blair Fights to Unite U.S., G-8 Partners behind Call for Action on Global Warming

Environmentalists urged British Prime Minister Tony Blair on Monday to consider leaving a skeptical United States behind as he tries to unite the world's leading powers behind urgent action against global warming ahead of the G-8 summit. >> Read the Full Article

Brazilians Suspect Foreigners Covet Amazon Rain Rorest

Ecologists sounded the alarm: the Amazon rain forest is disappearing at the fastest rate in nearly a decade. But the outcry left many Brazilians suspicious. >> Read the Full Article

U.S. Will Drop Farm Subsidies if EU Does Same, Bush Says

President George W. Bush said the United States will end subsidies to its farmers if Europe does the same, an offer the European Commission said it hoped would lead to a breakthrough at world trade talks later this year. >> Read the Full Article

Ranchers Group Wants Canadian Border to Remain Sealed

When Bill Bullard is making a speech to cattle ranchers, it's always a good sign when the parking lot is full of new pickups, as was the case on a recent evening at the VFW hall on the outskirts of this tiny town in south Texas. >> Read the Full Article

Noxious Alien Weed Flourishing in South

One biologist compares the persistent green weed to "The Blob," the title character in the 1950s sci-fi classic flick that grows and grows and consumes everything in its path. >> Read the Full Article