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On <I>Beyond Organic</I> --'Green' Tax Incentives & Organic Rebates

Does your insurance carrier subsidize your grocery bill? That’s a legitimate question in Wisconsin, where one health insurance company is giving rebates to members who buy their vegetables direct from local farms. >> Read the Full Article

Winter Warmest Ever on Record in Canada

The winter of 2005-2006 has been Canada's warmest on record and the federal agency Environment Canada said Monday it was investigating whether it's a sign of global warming. >> Read the Full Article

Ethanol Producers Encouraged by New Study

Ethanol supporters say they're encouraged by the results of a recent study refuting the notion that it takes more energy to produce ethanol than the corn-based fuel saves. >> Read the Full Article

India Takes on Poachers in Key Tiger Reserve

Authorities in eastern India have arrested 30 poachers in the world's largest tiger reserve this year against 40 caught in 2004 and 2005, officials said on Monday. >> Read the Full Article

States Look to Regional Cloud-Seeding

Needing more water to keep up with growth, Arizona and the six other Colorado River Basin states are looking to the sky. >> Read the Full Article

Nuclear Waste: Bury It and Forget?

The nuclear industry says its technology emits no carbon and does not cause global warming but for many, still wary after disasters like the 1986 explosion at Chernobyl, the lingering fear is that the toxic waste might leak and kill. >> Read the Full Article

Mango-Eating Asian Beetle Found in Florida

A long-horned beetle that has decimated mango plantations in China was found for the first time in the United States at the Port of Miami aboard a freighter transporting cargo from Hong Kong. >> Read the Full Article

Groups Hope to Expand Montana Bison Numbers

Organizations working to build a bison population south of Malta say five of the 16 animals already placed there are pregnant, and there are plans to put at least 16 more bison on the land this fall. >> Read the Full Article

Alaska's North Slope Sees Its Biggest Oil Spill

Alaska officials said Friday that up to 267,000 gallons of crude oil poured out of a pipeline at the Prudhoe Bay field, making it the largest oil spill ever recorded on the state's North Slope. >> Read the Full Article

Wildlife Biologists Warn on Feeding Deer

Wildlife experts have long discouraged deer feeding, saying it makes the animals more vulnerable to disease, predators and fatal accidents. But their concerns have grown with the spread of chronic wasting disease >> Read the Full Article