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California Grower Recalls Possibly Tainted Lettuce

A California grower recalled its green-leaf lettuce Sunday because of possible E. coli contamination, only weeks after tainted spinach from the same region was pulled from grocery shelves across the nation. >> Read the Full Article

Book Predicts Great Lakes Water Fight to Heat Up

Peter Annin recalls staring in horror at what had been the coast of the Aral Sea in Uzbekistan, now a wasteland strewn with scrub brush and corroded hulls of abandoned fishing boats. >> Read the Full Article

Pakistani Villagers Taught Animal Care in Wake of Quake

For a community that lives off its livestock, caring for animals hasn't been a strong point in the villages of Pakistan's Sirin Valley. It is only in the wake of last year's horrendous earthquake that some fresh ideas have arrived to shake up a community that has been following the same wasteful practices for generations. >> Read the Full Article

Hungry Critters Attack NYC Ships, Piers

New York's waterfront is getting cleaner, and bothersome river critters not seen in hundreds of years are once again attacking wooden ships and piers. >> Read the Full Article

War Disturbs Turtles in Unlikely Lebanese Refuge

Ghost crabs scuttle along an empty beach in south Lebanon, but other predators have already eaten the last green turtle hatchlings of the season -- foxes driven from the hills by Israeli-Hezbollah fighting. >> Read the Full Article

World Hits Annual Sustainable Resource 'Overshoot'

The world went into the ecological red on Monday -- meaning that for the rest of the year mankind will be living beyond its environmental means, scientists said. Ecological Debt Day or Overshoot Day, measures the point at which the consumption of resources exceeds the ability of the planet to replace them -- and it gets earlier every year. >> Read the Full Article

U.S. Pet Lovers Send Dentistry to the Dogs

Welcome to the office of Anson Tsugawa, one of the 100-plus certified veterinary dentists around the world whose daily routine ranges from cleaning to capping canine teeth, root canals to reconstructing jaws. >> Read the Full Article

Illegal Ivory Trade Prospers in Angola

The Cafe del Mar looks like any other expensive restaurant on Ilha de Cabo, the fashionable beach playground for foreigners and rich Angolans in Luanda. But it has a special attraction: a small but well stocked curio kiosk with neat rows of ivory carvings. >> Read the Full Article

Mad Deer Disease May Spread With Saliva

Deer probably spread a brain-destroying illness called chronic wasting disease through their saliva, concludes a study that finally pins down a long-suspected culprit. The key was that Colorado researchers tested some special deer. >> Read the Full Article

Malaysia's Air Worsens as Haze Spreads

A choking, smoky haze spread to more areas in Malaysia on Thursday, with only five of the country's 51 monitoring stations reporting clean air as officials began distributing masks in the hardest-hit state, Sarawak. >> Read the Full Article