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Scientists Unveil Earthquake Forecast

Californians wondering if tomorrow's forecast will be sunny can now find out if there's also a chance of afternoon tremors. Scientists launched a Web site Wednesday that calculates the probability of strong ground-shaking at specific locations over a 24-hour period. >> Read the Full Article

Amazon Destruction Accelerating in Brazil

The amount of land cleared in Brazil's Amazon jungle rose sharply again in 2003-2004, with environmentalists fearing more destruction is inevitable because of a farming boom. >> Read the Full Article

Authorities Plan to Restrict Off-Road Vehicles in Western U.S.

For decades, off-road vehicle enthusiasts have been mostly free to roam U.S. federal forests and rangelands. Those freewheeling days could be numbered, though. >> Read the Full Article

Authorities Plan to Restrict Off-Road Vehicles in the Western U.S.

For decades, off-road vehicle enthusiasts have been mostly free to roam U.S. federal forests and rangelands. Those freewheeling days could be numbered, though. >> Read the Full Article

Canadian Vineyard First Winery Worldwide to Earn LEED Certification

Stratus Vineyards, one of the Canada's newest wineries, announced today that it has been granted LEED Canada (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification by the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC). >> Read the Full Article

Anheuser-Busch Issues Annual Environmental Report

Anheuser-Busch, the larger beer brewer in the United States, has issued its 2004 Environment, Health, and Safety Report. >> Read the Full Article

Agritourism Grows as Cash Crop

There's money in a visit to a farm, in gathering eggs, picking grapes, taking a hayrack ride or enjoying a slower pace. City folks are four generations removed from the farm, said Jane Eckert, a St. Louis agritourism consultant. >> Read the Full Article

Nobel Winner Maathai Urges World Leaders to Plant More Trees

Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai challenged government leaders and powerful elites Tuesday to get their hands dirty and plant trees to stop the alarming destruction and degradation of forests. >> Read the Full Article

New Salamander Species Identified

A new species of salamander has been identified in the Siskiyou Mountains of southern Oregon and Northern California, demonstrating the biological richness of the region, researchers say. >> Read the Full Article

Mount Rainier Ranked Third Most Dangerous Volcano

In the shadow of Mount Rainier, people go about their lives -- going to shop, going to school, going to work. One day, though, the routine will be broken by a rumble that sounds like a thousand freight trains. >> Read the Full Article