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Recycling Leaders to Share Ideas Today at Myrtle Beach Conference

Every day, trucks dump 2 million pounds of waste -- the equivalent of enough cinder blocks to build a 15-story building about the size of a basketball court -- into the Horry County landfill. >> Read the Full Article

Plastic Mats Support Heavy Equipment with Minimal Environmental Impact

Coastal erosion? No problem. Alien insect invasions? Who cares. Receding glaciers? It's all good. >> Read the Full Article

Syngenta Sold Some Unapproved Biotech Corn in US

Corn seeds developed by Swiss agrochemicals group Syngenta AG were mistakenly contaminated during 2001 through 2004 with a strain of genetically modified corn that had not been approved for distribution, the company said Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

Connecticut Residents Can Use 'Clean Power' while Sticking with Current Company

Electricity customers can stay with their current power companies and still sign up for "green power" under a final decision by the Connecticut Department of Public Utility Control released Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article

Asian Pollution Affects Pacific Storms

Pollution from Asia is helping generate stronger storms over the North Pacific, according to new research. Changes in the North Pacific storm track could have an impact on weather across the Northern Hemisphere. >> Read the Full Article

Dolly's Creator Applies for Human Cloning License

Scientists who created Dolly the sheep, the world's first cloned mammal, applied for a license on Tuesday to clone human embryos to obtain stem cells for research into Motor Neurone Disease. >> Read the Full Article

Kenya Wants Most-Protected Status for Lions

The Kenya Wildlife Service is pushing a plan to give the African lion maximum protection under a U.N. body that governs trade in endangered or threatened plants and animals. >> Read the Full Article

Cheetahs Flourish on Spanish Plain

Stalking teddy bears and towels before retiring to harass the family dog, 12-week-old cheetah cub Bunjee was blissfully unconcerned by the cameras trailing him around the Heidenreichs' house. >> Read the Full Article

Mexican State Recruits Cats to Fight Rats

Rats of Atascaderos note: The tough city cats of Chihauhua are coming — and they are hungry. Chihuahua state officials say they hope to collect an army of 700 felines for a frontal attack on Atascaderos, an isolated farm village in the rugged Tarahumara mountains, a region where officials estimate the rat population at half a million. >> Read the Full Article

Renewal of Mine Discharge Permit in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, Ruled Unlawful

The Mountain Watershed Association (MWA) and Citizens for Pennsylvania's Future (PennFuture) announced today that the Environmental Hearing Board has sustained their appeal challenging the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) renewal of a wastewater discharge permit for the Potato Ridge clay mine in Fayette County operated by Kaiser Refractories. >> Read the Full Article