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Expert Reports Longleaf Pine Disappearing in South Carolina

The longleaf pine, which once covered tens of millions of acres across the Southeast, is in danger of disappearing in parts of South Carolina, says a forest conservationist with the Clemson Extension Service. >> Read the Full Article

Biologist Discovers New Species of Lizard

What's black, white, red and green all over? It's something Avila University professor Robert Powell will announce sometime in December. >> Read the Full Article

Gender-Benders: How Safe are Chemicals in Cosmetics? -- A Guest Commentary

For the first time in a human study, scientists have discovered that some of the most common industrial chemicals, called phthalates, actually alter male sexual and reproductive development in the womb. >> Read the Full Article

Nuclear Power Quietly Confident in Energy Debate

The nuclear power industry is quietly confident that the world is about to beat a path to its door in an increasingly desperate search for "clean" energy that doesn't heat up the planet. >> Read the Full Article

On <i>Beyond Organic</i> Radio: What's Up With Cotton?

Cotton is found in the most unlikely places including cattle feed, paper money and even candy bars. Cotton also accounts for more than 25% of the world's insecticide use. >> Read the Full Article

Post Katrina, Some Experts Say Gulf of Mexico Not Greatly Affected

Rumors the Gulf of Mexico and its critters have been harmed by pollution washing into the sea after Hurricane Katrina's deadly landfall more than a month ago are untrue, so far, according to two government agencies. >> Read the Full Article

EarthNews Radio: Patagonia

One company has for 20 years followed the now-popular strategy of pursuing the "double bottom line": not only profit, but social goals as well. Jerry Kay spoke to Lisa Pike, the Director of Environmental Programs at Patagonia. >> Read the Full Article

Amazon Rainforest Suffers Worst Drought in Decades

The worst drought in more than 40 years is damaging the world's biggest rainforest, plaguing the Amazon basin with wildfires, sickening river dwellers with tainted drinking water, and killing fish by the millions as streams dry up. >> Read the Full Article

A World Helpless Against the Assaults of Nature

In a more hopeful time, the promise of science brought assurances that hurricanes could be tricked into dispersing, earthquakes disarmed by nuclear explosions and floodwaters held at bay by great mounds of dirt. >> Read the Full Article

Patagonia Among 70 Vying for Green Business of the Year Award

Patagonia Inc., the outdoor gear and apparel maker based in Ventura, is among 70 nominees for Co-op America's first-ever "People's Choice Award" as Green Business of the year. >> Read the Full Article