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Octopus Study Shows Way to Save Fish Stocks

Protecting marine areas for even relatively brief periods can significantly restore depleted fish stocks, scientists said on Monday, citing a study of octopus catches in Madagascar. >> Read the Full Article

Group Offers Roadmap to Reduce Pollution

A regional environmental group Monday released a comprehensive "climate change roadmap" to reduce pollution linked to global warming by 75 percent in the northeastern United States and eastern Canada. >> Read the Full Article

Herbicide-Resistant Weed Worries Farmers

The cotton industry is concerned about the discovery of a herbicide-resistant weed that spreads easily, can grow an inch a day even during droughts and could force farmers to return to older growing methods that were harsher on the environment. >> Read the Full Article

In Antarctica, by Law, Extreme Recycling Prevails

There are no garbage dumps here, no piles of rotting trash or oozing waste, no incinerators belching smoke. That's because all refuse generated by the U.S. Antarctic Program is shipped to the United States in an act of extreme recycling. >> Read the Full Article

Coast Guard Withdraws Great Lakes Live Fire Plans

The U.S. Coast Guard said Monday it was withdrawing plans to periodically close 2,500 square miles of the Great Lakes for live machine-gun firing exercises. >> Read the Full Article

Kenyan Rangers Shoot Dead Somali Poacher

Kenyan rangers have shot dead a notorious Somali poacher who plundered a game park for two decades and has killed 17 elephants and nine rhinos in the last five years, the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) said on Friday. >> Read the Full Article

South Korean Team Produces Three Cloned Dogs

A team of South Korean scientists once led by disgraced stem-cell researcher Hwang Woo-suk said on Monday they had produced three cloned copies of a female Afghan hound. >> Read the Full Article

Feds Want More Information about BP Pipeline Replacement Plan at Prudhoe Bay

Federal regulators have ordered oil giant BP PLC to submit more details about its plans for replacing corroded pipelines at Prudhoe Bay, the nation's largest oil field. >> Read the Full Article

EU States Give Formal Backing to New Chemicals Law

European Union governments gave their formal backing on Monday to a new law to reform the chemicals sector after EU lawmakers passed a compromise deal on the rules last week. >> Read the Full Article

Biologists Hunt Invasive Pythons in Florida

Critters that pythons find most delectable -- raccoons, possums, muskrats and native cotton rats -- are already under attack, as are birds such as the house wren, pied-billed grebe, white ibis and limpkin. >> Read the Full Article