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Horse Meat, Kale and Crickets on Menu at Bronx Zoo

More than 4,500 animals from more than 500 species are on display at the 265-acre Bronx Zoo, the largest metropolitan zoo in the United States. It is the flagship of the Wildlife Conservation Society, which runs most of the city's zoos. >> Read the Full Article

Researchers Say Warming May Change Amazon

Global warming could spell the end of the world's largest remaining tropical rain forest, transforming the Amazon into a grassy savanna before end of the century, researchers said. >> Read the Full Article

Welcome 2007, the Year of the Dolphin

The UN Convention on Migratory Species has declared 2007 the Year of the Dolphin. Here are some key facts about dolphins. >> Read the Full Article

Regulators Move Forward on Ban of Children's Jewelry Containing Too Much Lead

A government regulatory agency has taken steps toward banning children's jewelry containing small amounts of lead, which was responsible for more than a dozen product recalls in the past two years. >> Read the Full Article

China Says Some Officials Fake Pollution Reports

Some local governments in China fake pollution reports and release false statistics, state media on Thursday cited an official with the country's environment watchdog as saying. >> Read the Full Article

Cloned Hamburger Meat Still Seen a Long Way Off

It may be years before consumers will be buying fast-food hamburgers or grilling T-bone steaks made from cloned cattle because the cloning process is too expensive and currently is not commercially viable. >> Read the Full Article

Environmentalists Revive German Speed Limit Debate

German environmentalists hope the country's stewardship of the Group of Eight and the European Union in 2007 will help steer the car-crazy nation towards imposing speed limits on its unrestricted autobahns. >> Read the Full Article

Researchers Use Yellowstone As CO2 Lab

Researchers studying plants and trees near Yellowstone National Park's thermal vents hope to glean an indication of how rising carbon dioxide emissions could affect vegetation worldwide a century from now. >> Read the Full Article

Ice Mass Snaps Free from Canada's Arctic

A giant ice shelf has snapped free from an island south of the North Pole, scientists said Thursday, citing climate change as a "major" reason for the event. >> Read the Full Article

Taiwan Quake Shakes Confidence in Undersea Links

The earthquakes that hit Taiwan on Tuesday rocked communications in Asia and underscored the vulnerabilities of a system where huge amounts of data speed through the region in cables laid deep beneath the sea. >> Read the Full Article