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Bottom-Dwelling Marine Life Found in Georgia

Researchers working off coastal Georgia have discovered what could be three new species of bottom-dwelling creatures known as sea squirts. >> Read the Full Article

Benetton Offers Land to Argentine Indians

Italian clothing retailer Benetton offered Monday to give Mapuche Indians a portion of its vast lands in Argentina's Patagonia, which the Indians have sought to claim as ancestral lands. >> Read the Full Article

China in for Extreme Weather as Climate Change Felt, Report Says

China can expect more droughts, floods and other extreme weather as it struggles to balance rapid development with environmental concerns, a report on climate change released on Tuesday said. >> Read the Full Article

Anthrax Kills Nearly 200 Hippos in Uganda

An anthrax outbreak has killed 194 hippos in western Uganda, wildlife officials said Tuesday, and scientists are struggling to develop a way to quickly diagnose and contain the disease. >> Read the Full Article

Failure of Utah Initiative is Yet Another Setback for Preservation Proponents

A statewide commitment to preserve open space has now been rebuffed in just about every way possible. >> Read the Full Article

Expo on Eco-Building Focuses on Turning Portland, Ore., Green

Portland has long enjoyed a reputation for being "green" — environmentally conscious. But through Friday, more than 5,000 of the greenest of the green will judge for themselves as they arrive for the nation's leading eco-friendly building conference and expo, opening today at the Oregon Convention Center. >> Read the Full Article

Price of Oil Cuts Both Ways for Firewood Producers

Karl Riendeau tilts the dump truck's bed and pulls forward a few feet. With a rumble, 2 1/2 cords of firewood spill out, forming a waist-high pile on the asphalt bordering a neat, suburban lawn. >> Read the Full Article

Student Finds New Species of Amphibian

A freshman geology student on a field trip stumbled across the fossil of an oversized, salamander-like creature with vicious crocodile-like teeth that lived about 300 million years ago, paleontologists said. >> Read the Full Article

Rare Red Emeralds are Found Only in Beaver County, Utah

Twenty-four million years ago, pressure deep within the earth pushed up this mountain range. When the volcanic forces subsided eons later, they left behind a small cache of red emeralds. >> Read the Full Article

California Protects Farmworkers by Restricting Pesticide Methyl Bromide

To better protect farmworkers, the state has imposed new rules restricting the use of the pesticide methyl bromide. >> Read the Full Article