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Competition Forces Arizona Shrimp Farmers to Seek Niche

When Gary Wood opened a shrimp farm in the desert nine years ago, people told him it couldn't work. >> Read the Full Article

Studies Show Captive Elephant Breeding Difficult

Elephants in zoos are living as long as those in the wild, but their population in captivity is dwindling because it is so difficult to breed them, according to studies released Friday. >> Read the Full Article

Scientist Says Prairie Dogs Have Own Language

Prairie dogs, those little pups popping in and out of holes on vacant lots and rural rangeland, are talking up a storm. They have different "words" for tall human in yellow shirt, short human in green shirt, coyote, deer, red-tailed hawk and many other creatures. >> Read the Full Article

New York Recycling Company Pitches Ideas to Bahamian Government

Taylor Recycling is going global. Company founder and Chairman Jim Taylor welcomed a delegation from the Bahamas to the company's headquarters yesterday. >> Read the Full Article

Orangeburg, S.C., Chemical Plant Honored for Safety Standards

As a testament to maintaining environmental, health and safety standards as well as community involvement, employees at Orangeburg's Albemarle Corp. plant have made it back-to-back victories in the annual Responsible Care Achievement Award given by the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association. >> Read the Full Article

Mountain Iron, Minn., Taconite Mine Wrestles with Wastewater Disposal

Where do you put 7.2 million gallons of unwanted water every day? >> Read the Full Article

International Paper, New York State to Hear Concerns on Conservation Deal

International Paper Co. and state officials will meet soon with leaders of four towns that opposed their property being included in a conservation deal between the two. >> Read the Full Article

Canada Bans Greenland, Faroese Fishing Boats

Canada said Thursday it had banned fishing boats from Greenland and the Faroe Islands from its ports because of their "highly irresponsible" overfishing of shrimp stocks outside Canadian waters. >> Read the Full Article

Brazil Garbage Dump Could Be Climate Trailblazer

A Brazilian garbage dump could be a trailblazer for thousands of projects in developing nations under a U.N. plan to battle global warming, a Norwegian company said Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article

New Jersey Supreme Court Calls Off Bear Hunt Four Days Before Start of Season

The state's highest court called off New Jersey's bear hunt Thursday, four days before the season is scheduled to start. >> Read the Full Article