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Michigan Officials Seek Tough Clearing Rules

Tighter restrictions should be imposed on clearing vegetation from Great Lakes shorelines because it alters water chemistry and damages fish habitat, state regulators said. >> Read the Full Article

Colgate to Buy Majority Stake in Tom's of Maine

Tom's of Maine, a big player in the small but growing natural personal products category, has agreed to be swallowed up by Colgate-Palmolive Co., the world's largest maker of toothpaste. >> Read the Full Article

Group Backs Grizzlies on Endangered List

More than 250 scientists and researchers have signed a letter protesting a federal proposal to no longer protect grizzly bears in the Yellowstone area under the Endangered Species Act. >> Read the Full Article

Climate Change Threatens to Hamper Development in Poorest Countries

Droughts, floods, changing rain patterns and rising sea levels are threatening development in the world's poorest countries, experts and aid workers said Monday at an international water forum. >> Read the Full Article

U.S. Nuclear Commission to Investigate Tritium Leaks at New York Nuclear Plant

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced Monday that it will undertake a five-month investigation into several recent accidental releases of radioactive water at the Indian Point nuclear power plant. >> Read the Full Article

On <I>Beyond Organic</I> -- Springtime: Gardening & Backyard Farm Animals

When award-winning gardener and author Shepherd Ogden hears people claim that starting their own organic garden is too complicated, he has a quick reply. “I was an art major,” he says, “I didn’t have any training in this.” >> Read the Full Article

Ethanol Industry Anticipates Summer Growing Pains

After a spurt of good fortune, the fledgling U.S. ethanol industry is anticipating some growing pains that could bring it unwanted attention this summer. >> Read the Full Article

Amid Teflon Problems, DuPont Still Deals with Legacy of Benlate

While the DuPont Co. faces lawsuits in several states regarding the potential health risks of a key ingredient in producing Teflon, the company has yet to rid itself of the legal legacy of another controversial chemical. >> Read the Full Article

Mexico's Mayan Underworld Proves Researchers' Dream

The ancient Maya once believed that Mexico's jungle sinkholes containing crystalline waters were the gateway to the underworld and the lair of a surly rain god who had to be appeased with human sacrifices. >> Read the Full Article

Humans Spur Worst Extinctions Since Dinosaurs

Humans are responsible for the worst spate of extinctions since the dinosaurs and must make unprecedented extra efforts to reach a goal of slowing losses by 2010, a U.N. report said on Monday. >> Read the Full Article