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FDA Set to OK Food From Cloned Animals

The government has decided that food from cloned animals is safe to eat and does not require special labeling. The Food and Drug Administration planned to brief industry groups in advance of an announcement Thursday morning. >> Read the Full Article

Taking the LEED in Green Building and Design

From China and Australia to Canada and the United States, the green building movement, which espouses eco-friendly building practices, has taken the world by storm. Following closely on its heels is the coveted certification referred to as LEED. >> Read the Full Article

Warmer Winters Change Washington Foliage

Fifteen years of warm winter weather is beginning to change the Washington area's landscape -- with Southern species like crape myrtles having an easier time and northern types feeling less welcome, according to findings by the National Arbor Day Foundation. >> Read the Full Article

Australia's Military Asked to Battle Cane Toads

Environmentalists have asked Australia's military to wage war on cane toads, which have spread across the country's north in near-plague proportions. >> Read the Full Article

Democrats Want to Redistribute Big Oil Money to Conservation, Renewables

House Democrats in the first weeks of the new Congress plan to establish a dedicated fund to promote renewable energy and conservation, using money from oil companies. >> Read the Full Article

Study Links Fires to Ocean Temperatures

Using fire scars on nearly 5,000 tree stumps dating back 450 years, scientists have found that extended periods of major wildfires in the West occurred when the North Atlantic Ocean was going through periodic warming. >> Read the Full Article

Researchers Find Baking Impacts Puget Sound

Researchers at the University of Washington say all that holiday baking and eating has an environmental impact -- Puget Sound is being flavored by cinnamon and vanilla. >> Read the Full Article

Ten Simple Things You Can Do to Go Green

Laurie David, who produced Al Gore's documentary about global warming, "An Inconvenient Truth," says saving the planet isn't about everyone doing everything. "It's about everyone doing something," said David. >> Read the Full Article

Defiant British Foxhunters Turn Out for Boxing Day

British hunters took to fields and forests on the year's biggest hunting day on Tuesday in a show of determination to maintain the tradition despite the ban on the age-old custom of killing foxes with packs of dogs. >> Read the Full Article

Polar Bears May Be Listed As Threatened

The Bush administration, under legal pressure from three environmental groups, will propose listing polar bears as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, The Washington Post reported. >> Read the Full Article