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Arctic Harp Seals Show Up on U.S. Beaches

An increasing number of young harp seals are straying from their northern breeding grounds and showing up on U.S. beaches, biologists say. >> Read the Full Article

U.S. Random House Vows to Use 30 Percent Recycled Paper

Leading U.S. publisher Random House plans to invest millions of dollars to raise the proportion of recycled paper it uses to print books to at least 30 percent from under 3 percent at present. >> Read the Full Article

Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Still a Threat, Study Says

Oil spilled 17 years ago by the tanker Exxon Valdez still threatens wildlife around Alaska's Prince William Sound, scientists reported Tuesday, a finding that could add $100 million to cleanup costs for Exxon Mobil Corp. >> Read the Full Article

Elephant Not Interested in Using Treadmill

So far, it's the trainers at the Alaska Zoo who are breaking a sweat trying to coax Maggie the elephant onto the world's first treadmill for a pachyderm. >> Read the Full Article

El Salvador Tropical Coffee Forests Threatened

Between 2001 and 2004, El Salvador lost 21,025 hectares of forest-covered coffee farms, Mario Acosta, president of El Salvador's Foundation for Coffee Research (Procafe), said. >> Read the Full Article

Environmental Groups Want Nanotech Sunscreens Pulled from Market

Sunscreens made with submicroscopic particles pose a health hazard and should be recalled, environmental groups said Tuesday in asking the government to increase regulation of growing uses of the science of nanotechnology. >> Read the Full Article

California Officials Resume Sea Lion Battle

Authorities hope to deter sea lions from boarding boats by -- get this -- spraying them with water. The mischievous pinnipeds have returned to the bay after wreaking havoc last summer by trashing boat cabins and decks, swamping a vintage yacht and barking all night. >> Read the Full Article

U.S. Shows Interest in Post-2012 Climate Plan, E.U. Says

The United States has shown interest in planning beyond 2012 to reduce emissions of heat-trapping gases that are believed to be causing global warming, the European Commission said on Monday. >> Read the Full Article

On <I>Beyond Organic</I> -- Food Marketing & Kids

Join host Jerry Kay, as we talk about food marketing with Susan Linn, author of a recent book on marketing to children. We’ll also hear how a group of former teachers is building healthy lesson plans for elementary schools. >> Read the Full Article

Canada Defends U.N. Climate Role, Overshoots Kyoto

Canada defended its leadership of U.N. talks on fighting global warming on Monday despite admitting that Ottawa will not meet its own goals under the Kyoto Protocol. >> Read the Full Article