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Florida Buys Portion of Blackwater River State Forest

The Blackwater River State Forest will expand after the Florida Division of Forestry purchased a large swath of privately owned land located in the middle of the forest. >> Read the Full Article

Once-Cozy Company Town Divided on Plan to Sell Water to Nestle

It's fitting that the snowcapped crown of Mount Shasta looms over this old lumber town like spring water promotion -- two major bottling plants are located at its base and a third is on the way. >> Read the Full Article

Oil Leaks from Ocean Floor Near Brazilian Offshore Well

Oil seeped from an underwater leak near an offshore well off Brazil's southeastern coast, causing an oil slick up to 10 kilometers (6 miles) long, environmental officials said Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article

China Denies Planning Commercial Sales of Genetically Modified Rice

The Chinese government said Thursday it is testing the safety of genetically modified rice but denied claims by environmentalists that it is preparing to allow commercial sales. >> Read the Full Article

Newmont Positive on Indonesia Despite Legal Case

Newmont Mining Corp. (NEM.N) is positive about its Indonesia operations despite allegations of pollution that could bring legal charges against executives and a company unit, a Newmont vice president said on Thursday. >> Read the Full Article

Feds Fine Two Biotech Companies for Seed Gaffes

Federal regulators recently fined two biotech companies more than $5,600 for improperly handling genetically modified crops, but said they aren't investigating the University of California, Davis for its role in unknowingly shipping engineered tomato seeds to researchers around the world. >> Read the Full Article

Reawakened Mount St. Helens is Washington State's New Top Polluter

Washington state's top polluter isn't a pulp mill, a power plant or refinery. It's the newly awakened Mount St. Helens. >> Read the Full Article

Carbon to Blame for Pollution Heart Damage, Study Says

Air pollution clearly causes immediate damage to the heart, including heart attacks, but its short-term effects on asthma and other respiratory symptoms are harder to document, U.S. researchers said Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article

Southern Chinese Province Must Curb Car Use to Reduce Pollution in Hong Kong, Environmental Chief Says

Authorities must control the growing number of cars in China's southern province of Guangdong to reduce air pollution in neighboring Hong Kong, the territory's environmental secretary said Thursday. >> Read the Full Article