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Donors Agree to Work Together on Plan to Restore Iraq's Marshlands

Donor countries and top Iraqi officials agreed Monday to coordinate their efforts to save the dried-up marshlands of southern Iraq, the Italian Environment Ministry said. >> Read the Full Article

United States Gets a New Wildlife Refuge

A 35,000-acre tallgrass prairie and wetland area near Crookston, Minnesota, has been designated the country's newest national wildlife refuge by U.S. Interior Secretary Gale Norton. >> Read the Full Article

Keeping Track of Cattle's Age Will be Tough

Dewey Lienemann knows the birth date of every one of his cattle. >> Read the Full Article

Wine Industry Uncorks First Sustainability Report

The California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance has presented its first report measuring the level of sustainable practices among vintners and growers on a statewide basis. >> Read the Full Article

U.S. Government Lets Trade Continue in Beluga Sturgeon

The U.S. government has temporarily decided against reducing or banning imports of prized beluga caviar, despite having agreed to list the beluga sturgeon six months ago as a species whose survival is considered threatened under the Endangered Species Act. >> Read the Full Article

Federal Tax Bill Includes Benefits for Ethanol, Ohio Lawmaker Says

A tax bill that has gained congressional and presidential approval contains subsidies for smaller ethanol plants like that being proposed in Lima, U.S. Rep. Michael Oxley said. >> Read the Full Article

Environmental Groups and Scientists Call for Restrictions and Research on GM Food

More than 35 people, most of them leaders of scientific or environmental activist groups, released a letter recently urging Russian President Vladimir Putin to set limits on the development and use of genetically modified foods. >> Read the Full Article

Gulf War Illness May Never Be Explained, Says Scientist

Veterans of the Gulf War suffer more health problems than other members of the military, but the causes of the mysterious array of symptoms may never be known, a leading British scientist said recently. >> Read the Full Article

"Killer in the Kitchen" Smoke Claims 1.6 Million Lives a Year, Says U.N.

About 1.6 million people are killed each year by indoor smoke from cooking fires in developing countries, U.N. agencies said recently. >> Read the Full Article

Biologists Are Concerned the Northern Snakehead Could Threaten the Great Lakes Ecosystem

A fish known for its voracious appetite and ability to wreak havoc on freshwater ecosystems was found in Chicago's Burnham Harbor, alarming state biologists. >> Read the Full Article