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Are We Winning the Race to Stop Biodiversity Loss? -- A Guest Commentary

With the natural forest loss rate at 13 million hectares a year — about 25 hectares a minute — the race is on to protect what’s left of the world’s forests. >> Read the Full Article

Worms, Beetles in Soil Part of Untapped Trove, UN Says

Worms, bacteria and beetles living below ground are part of the largest and least known trove of life on earth that could have spinoffs from farming to pharmaceuticals, a U.N. report said on Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article

Greater Efforts Needed to Save Amazon Rainforests

About 40 percent of the Amazon's rainforests could be lost by 2050 unless more is done to prevent what could become one of the world's worst environmental crisis, scientists said on Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article

Coyote Caught in New York's Central Park

A coyote that came to New York to dine on duck in Central Park was caught Wednesday after leading police and park rangers on a two-day chase. >> Read the Full Article

Reduction Urged in Maximum Fluoride Limit

The high levels of fluoride that occur naturally in some drinking water can cause tooth and bone damage and should be reduced, the National Research Council said Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article

Are We Winning the Race to Stop Biodiversity Loss?

(By James P. Leape) With the natural forest loss rate at 13 million hectares a year — about 25 hectares a minute — the race is on to protect what’s left of the world’s forests. >> Read the Full Article

Greenpeace Wants 40 Percent of Oceans Protected

The United Nations should protect the world's oceans from deep sea fishing and pollution in the same way as environmentally sensitive land, the lobby group Greenpeace said on Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

Corning Says It Has Produced New Glass without Heavy Metals

Corning said Tuesday its Eagle XG glass is the first in the LCD industry to be completely free of arsenic as well as other heavy metals such as barium and antimony and halides like chlorine and fluorine. >> Read the Full Article

Bolivia Says Water is a Right, Opposes Declaration

Bolivia is refusing to sign an international declaration on the importance of clean water because it falls short of calling access to it a human right, a government minister said Monday. >> Read the Full Article

NASA Radar Plane Gauges Arctic Snow Layer

A radar-equipped NASA plane is flying low over the Arctic this week to measure the snow on top of sea ice, a finding with implications for polar bears and possibly humans, an ice scientist said this week. >> Read the Full Article