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Claws out over Animal Rights in West Hollywood

The claws are out in Southern California over the rights of cats to keep their nails and dogs to keep their tails and ears intact. >> Read the Full Article

Somalia's Environment Minister Calls for Investigation of Suspicious Waste

Somalia's new environment minister asked the United Nations on Wednesday to investigate possible hazardous waste that was washed ashore by last year's tsunami and may be causing illnesses among local people. >> Read the Full Article

Invasive Tree Species Infestation Spotted

Researchers using a sophisticated sensor aboard an aircraft flying at the edge of space were able to spot an invasive tree species starting to take over native forests near the Big Island's Kilauea Volcano, according to a study published Monday. >> Read the Full Article

Shooting Hobbyist Invents Eco-Friendly Target

Joe Schroeder is a man who isn't afraid to pull the trigger on an inventive idea. Living on a portion of his family's farm in Juneau, the self-employed 44-year-old used to spend time pondering ways to fire his shotgun at targets across the open spaces. But, an environmentally conscious shooting hobbyist, Schroeder could not bring himself to fire a single shot. >> Read the Full Article

Mercury Study Identifies Problem Spots

A four-year study in the northeastern United States and eastern Canada released on Tuesday identifies several so-called mercury "hot spots" and suggests contamination by the toxic metal is more pervasive than originally believed. >> Read the Full Article

Support for Welch's is Support for Open-Space Protection

There's not much Tom Fuhrman can do to help GE Transportation Systems. He's not in the market for a locomotive. >> Read the Full Article

Shell Executive Speaks About Alternative Fuels

Rob Routs is Executive Director Downstream at RoyalDutch/Shell Group. This column has been excerpted from a speech he presented at the National Ethanol Conference held in Phoenix, Ariz., on February 8, 2005 >> Read the Full Article

EarthNews Radio: Ways to Save Water

Jerry Kay discusses water use and water-saving options with Earth Policy Institute founder Lester Brown. >> Read the Full Article

Auto Club Rewards Hybrids, Surcharges Gas Guzzlers

Automobile club Better World Club has announced a pricing structure which will reward drivers of hybrids while surcharging those who drive "gas guzzlers." >> Read the Full Article

Fish Numbers Drop After Grand Canyon Flood

The number of juvenile endangered fish recovered in the Colorado River declined dramatically after officials flooded the Grand Canyon in an effort to aid them and their fragile ecosystem. But scientists aren't sure what the fish decline means or why it happened. >> Read the Full Article