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Everglades Headwaters to Reclaim Original Path with Restoration Project

State water managers have acquired about 103,000 acres of land as part of a plan to reflood 43 miles of the Kissimmee River bed, allowing the water to reclaim its original meandering path toward Lake Okeechobee and on into the Everglades. >> Read the Full Article

Biologists Check Georgia Swamps for Woodpecker

Wildlife biologists are searching one of the nation's most primitive swamps for the ivory-billed woodpecker, which was believed extinct since 1944 until one was reported in an Arkansas swamp last year. >> Read the Full Article

Fourteen Whooping Cranes Spotted in Chicago Park

More than a dozen whooping cranes took temporary refuge at a DuPage County forest preserve, sparking hope among local officials that one of North America's most endangered birds will make the park a regular stop on an annual migratory flight between Wisconsin and Florida. >> Read the Full Article

Researchers Seeks Ways to Cut Manure Smell

The smell from the big cattle feedlots found in many parts of western Kansas can be exceptionally powerful, which residents of Hays, Kansas know all too well because Kansas State University's Agricultural Research Center is there. >> Read the Full Article

On <I>Beyond Organic</I>: Talking Grub -- Anna Lapp&eacute; & Bryant Terry

While you check out a recipe, do you find yourself considering food safety studies and the global consequences of supporting local farmers? >> Read the Full Article

Authorities Close Major Logging Operation in Brazil

Environmental authorities shut down an illegal logging operation in the Amazon on Monday, confiscating dozens of felled tropical hardwood trees in an area that only recently was pristine rain forest. >> Read the Full Article

Caribbean Reefs Ailing from Bleaching, Disease

Deadly diseases are attacking coral reefs across the Caribbean Sea after a massive surge of coral bleaching last summer, a two-pronged assault that scientists say is one of the worst threats to the region's fragile undersea gardens. >> Read the Full Article

Oozing Sewage Pollutes 'Green' Costa Rica

Tourists once flocked to the surf and wildlife of this tropical town on Costa Rica's Pacific coast, but the filth of a sewage-rich river that oozes through Tarcoles has driven them away. >> Read the Full Article

Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist Sees Big Opportunity in Green Technology

Venture capitalist John Doerr is placing big bets on an emerging sector he calls "green technology," one he believes could become as lucrative as information technology and biotechnology. >> Read the Full Article

Global Warming Threatens Extinctions

Global warming will become a top cause of extinction from the tropical Andes to South Africa with thousands of species of plants and animals likely to be wiped out in coming decades, a study said on Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article