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Sunflower Farmers Wait for More Research

Sunflower farmers say a German study looking into possible links between the plant and AIDS medicine may grab headlines, but they believe it's too early to increase production of the crop. >> Read the Full Article

U.S. Agency is Asked to Look into Farmed Salmon Ad

Environmentalists asked U.S. regulators Wednesday to investigate what they claim are misleading advertisements touting the health benefits of salmon for pregnant women. >> Read the Full Article

Alaska's Mount McKinley Climbers Capped at 1,500

Alaska's Mount McKinley, North America's tallest mountain, will be capped at 1,500 climbers a year under a plan announced by the National Park Service Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article

Cash Crunch Looms for 'Noah's Ark' Seed Project

Scientists racing to save the world's plants as global warming and human expansion threaten whole species fear a looming cash crunch may derail the ambitious project. >> Read the Full Article

Coral Reef Discovered off Thailand Coast

A coral reef spanning several hundred acres and teeming with fish has been discovered off the coast of Thailand and should be given protected status, the World Wide Fund for Nature said Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article

Coral Reef Discovered off Thailand Cost

A coral reef spanning several hundred acres and teeming with fish has been discovered off the coast of Thailand and should be given protected status, the World Wide Fund for Nature said Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article

Supreme Court Raises Concern over Limiting Coverage of Clean Water Act

The Supreme Court wrestled Tuesday with how far upstream the government should extend protections of the Clean Water Act, a case that could affect millions of acres of wetlands. >> Read the Full Article

West Virginia Woman Told to Stop Rescuing Opossums

The Division of Natural Resources has told a Parkersburg woman to stop rescuing orphaned baby opossums because possessing wildlife is illegal in West Virginia. >> Read the Full Article

The Good and Bad about Organics

A Consumer Reports survey recently found that organic produce can cost as much as double the price of traditionally grown products. Is it worth the extra money to keep clear of pesticides? >> Read the Full Article

Pennsylvania Would Demand Big Mercury Cuts from Power Plants under New Proposal

Pennsylvania's coal-fired power plants would have to cut mercury emissions by 90 percent within a decade under a plan that would make the state the first major coal producer with stricter mercury regulations than the federal government. >> Read the Full Article