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Florida Plans to Start Soon on Projects Related to Everglades Restoration

The state plans to start eight projects related to Everglades restoration, including building reservoirs that could ease suburban flooding and environmental damage from hurricanes, officials said Thursday. >> Read the Full Article

Changes Needed in U.S. Cargo Inspection, Says Audit

U.S. customs officials did not have proper technology to detect depleted uranium shipped into the country in 2002 and 2003, an internal audit showed Thursday as it urged changes in the inspection process. >> Read the Full Article

Farmers Turning to More Innovative Ways to Control Foul Smell of Manure

To long-time rural residents, the smell of manure is something they hardly notice. >> Read the Full Article

Two Connecticut Power Companies Team up for Appliance Recycling Program

There may be a crisp $50 bill hiding not so quietly in your basement. >> Read the Full Article

New Convenience Store in Saco, Maine, Features Biodiesel Fuel, Organic Food

Garry Glatz hopes people who want to fill their gas tanks with alternative fuel also will want to fill their stomachs with natural and organic food. >> Read the Full Article

Genetically Modified Pollen Travels Frighteningly Far and Other Stories

Bioengineered plants can sow their genes over many kilometers in just a single season, according to a new study. The findings give ammunition to those concerned about modified genes contaminating wild populations. >> Read the Full Article

CITES Does Not Follow Standard U.N. Divisions

China and the United States join forces, Norway and Japan defy the European Union, and nobody gives a hoot about Israel. Meanwhile, African solidarity is shattered as divisions emerge between Kenya and the continent's southern neighborhood. >> Read the Full Article

Animal Advocates Sue San Diego in Fight Over Seals on Beach

Animal advocates who want to protect seals living at a beach sued the city of San Diego this week, the latest episode in a standoff that's included at least two suspicious seal deaths. >> Read the Full Article

U.N. Conference Votes to Regulate Perfume Wood

A U.N. conference voted on Wednesday to regulate global trade in agarwood, a fragrant wood highly coveted for perfumes in the Middle East and traditional medicines in Asia. >> Read the Full Article

Shell Cuts Back on Nigerian Oil Following Pipeline Fire

Oil giant Royal Dutch/Shell said this week it was cutting back its Nigerian oil production by 20,000 barrels a day, following a leak and a fire on a major pipeline transporting crude oil to its export terminal in the Niger Delta. >> Read the Full Article