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Yesterday's High Technology Makes Mountain of E-Waste

Christmas is getting kicked to the curb and with it piles of once-new tech gadgets full of heavy metals that cause cancer, poison blood and cause a host of other maladies. >> Read the Full Article

Oryx Species to Help Revive Dying Breed

A pair of scimitar-horned oryxes from the Kansas City Zoo are among six from North America and four from Europe that are being reintroduced in Tunisia, the animals' native scrubland where they have been wiped out. >> Read the Full Article

China Report Warns of Agriculture Problems from Climate Change

Climate change will harm China's ecology and economy in the coming decades, possibly causing large drops in agricultural output, said a government report made public Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article

Edward James Olmos Accuses Puerto Rico, Washington of Delaying Vieques Bombing Range Cleanup

Edward James Olmos criticized the United States and Puerto Rico on Tuesday for not moving faster to clean up the site of a former bombing range on Vieques Island. >> Read the Full Article

Study to Examine Beach Erosion on Island

A federal study beginning this month will examine how much the Savannah River's bustling shipping channel contributes to beach erosion on Tybee Island. >> Read the Full Article

Norway, UK Try to Tackle Planes' Greenhouse Gases

Norway plans to join Britain in offsetting greenhouse gases caused by bureaucrats jetting around the world, announcing it will buy emissions quotas to combat global warming. >> Read the Full Article

U.N. Lifts Ban on Caviar Exports from Caspian

The United Nations on Tuesday lifted a year-old embargo on exports of most types of caviar from the Caspian Sea, the main source of the delicacy, despite the fact that stocks are continuing to decline. >> Read the Full Article

Divers Seal Broken Oil Pipeline in Gulf of Mexico; Environmental Effects Minimal

Divers sealed a broken oil pipeline Sunday after about 44,500 gallons leaked into the Gulf of Mexico, the Coast Guard said. The weeklong spill about 30 miles south of Galveston was expected to have minimal effect on the environment. >> Read the Full Article

Endangered Idaho Snail Losing Habitat

A decade ago, Bruneau hot springsnails were at the center of a national battle over federal laws designed to protect endangered species. Today, years after the lawsuits were decided and most of the rhetoric retired, they are closer to extinction than ever before. >> Read the Full Article

E. Coli Outbreaks Have Industry, Government Increasing Safety Efforts

In light of food poisoning outbreaks involving spinach and lettuce, the U.S. government and the produce industry are scrambling to make leafy greens safer before the spring planting season. >> Read the Full Article