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Symposium on Smoke-Free Apartment Buildings Held in Los Angeles

The "Smoke Free Choice" symposium will be held today in Los Angeles to address the increasing demand for non-smoking sections in apartment buildings and completely smoke-free complexes. >> Read the Full Article

Author of Suspect Yucca Mountain E-Mails got $4,900 for New Assignment

A scientist who wrote e-mails about falsifying work on the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste project was paid $4,900 for a Yucca assignment he got after the e-mails became known, the U.S. Geological Survey said Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

Prosecutors Investigate Russian Nuclear Plant Waste Dumping

Russian prosecutors have launched a criminal investigation into a nuclear recycling facility accused of carelessly dumping radioactive waste, officials said Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

Mo. Pups Could Boost Gray Wolf Population

The endangered Mexican gray wolf population could swell by 10 percent this spring, after two wolves in captivity gave birth this weekend, and three more are expecting. >> Read the Full Article

Energy, Farms, Water Seen Aided by Nanotechnology

Futuristic microscopic devices could store energy, raise farm output and purify water to help the world reach 2015 goals of curbing poverty, according to a report on Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

Botswana Woos Rich Tourists with 'Africa-Lite'

The drive from the gate to the lodge may be less than 6 miles, but it yields elephant, baboons and even a solitary tortoise, pulling its head back into its shell as the Land Rover passes. >> Read the Full Article

U.N. Presses India to Save Tigers

Even in their own reserves, they are rampantly poached for their "lucky" collar bones, fashionable skins and decorative claws. When they flee onto human territory, they are poisoned, electrocuted, shot or trapped. There is nowhere left for India's dwindling tiger population to turn. >> Read the Full Article

Conservationists to Convert Pesky Prairie Dogs into Valuable Farm Tools in Northern Mexico

Conservationists have bought 46,000 acres of desert grasslands in northern Mexico in an effort to show the black-tailed prairie dog -- seen as a pest in much of the western United States -- can help grazing lands thrive. >> Read the Full Article

MTBE Gas Additive Protection, DeLay at Center of Energy Debate

Embattled House Majority Leader Tom DeLay is being challenged by Democrats on one of his top priorities -- protecting makers of the gasoline additive MTBE from liability lawsuits, an issue that blocked energy legislation two years ago. >> Read the Full Article

Wal-Mart to Fund Wildlife Habitat

Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, pledged Tuesday to spend $35 million compensating for wildlife habitat lost nationwide beneath its corporate "footprint." >> Read the Full Article