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Kenya Cattle Rustlers Trade Guns for Running Shoes

Three years ago, Mark Loktare was a cattle rustler who raided villages in Kenya's northern Rift Valley. Now, the 21-year-old has traded in his gun for running shoes. >> Read the Full Article

China Losing Ground to Severe Erosion

More than a third of China's land is affected by soil erosion, state media said on Tuesday, underlining a threat to the country's ability to provide enough food and water for its 1.3 billion people. >> Read the Full Article

Study Predicts Southwest Summers Will Be Hotter

A recent study says hotter, drier Southwestern summers will become a reality by the late 21st century if human-caused global warming continues. >> Read the Full Article

Scientists Say Maine Coast Has Gas Fields

The Maine coast has dozens of methane gas fields on the ocean bottom where mud-trapped gas occasionally bubbles to the surface, according to a team of University of Maine scientists. >> Read the Full Article

BLM To Zap Pest Plants

The Bureau of Land Management is getting aggressive in a bid to deal with the growing problem of invasive plant species in the West. >> Read the Full Article

Mining Company Drops Cyanide Plans

Desert Mineral Mining has decided to use an alternative process for leaching gold from ore so it won't be needing the cyanide mining permit it got in August. >> Read the Full Article

Kosovo Could One Day Be Self-Sufficient, U.N. Envoy Says

Kosovo has enough natural resources, including low-grade coal, to one day make it economically self-sufficient, the United Nations mediator for the disputed Serb province said. >> Read the Full Article

Russia's Indigenous People Fear the Worst as Toxic Spill Enters Fishing Waters

A shamanic legend holds that when fish disappear from the mighty Amur River, so will the Nanai indigenous people disappear from Earth. >> Read the Full Article

On <I>Beyond Organic</I>: Best of 2005

The Beyond Organic one-hour radio show airs every Wednesday at 10 a.m. (PST), reaching thousands of listeners across North America via traditional radio stations, satellite radio, webcasting and podcasting. >> Read the Full Article

Study Finds Climate Change May Melt Permafrost

Climate change could melt the top 11 feet of Alaska permafrost by the end of the century, according to a new study. >> Read the Full Article