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Company's Proposed Plant Would Convert Garbage to Energy

Cochise County took a small first step toward letting a California startup build a $50 million plant meant to turn garbage into energy. >> Read the Full Article

Bill Would Bar Obesity Lawsuits

As your attorney, I advise you to lay off those french fries. >> Read the Full Article

Symposium on Smoke-Free Apartment Buildings Held in Los Angeles

The "Smoke Free Choice" symposium will be held today in Los Angeles to address the increasing demand for non-smoking sections in apartment buildings and completely smoke-free complexes. >> Read the Full Article

Lawmakers and Environmentalists Press New Marine Pollution Law on Cruise Ship Waste

The cruise industry has gotten so big that all its ships together could hold each of Miami's 360,000 residents with room to spare. And just like cities, cruise lines have to deal with a nasty problem: the millions of gallons of sewage those people produce. >> Read the Full Article

Author of Suspect Yucca Mountain E-Mails got $4,900 for New Assignment

A scientist who wrote e-mails about falsifying work on the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste project was paid $4,900 for a Yucca assignment he got after the e-mails became known, the U.S. Geological Survey said Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

Prosecutors Investigate Russian Nuclear Plant Waste Dumping

Russian prosecutors have launched a criminal investigation into a nuclear recycling facility accused of carelessly dumping radioactive waste, officials said Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

Mo. Pups Could Boost Gray Wolf Population

The endangered Mexican gray wolf population could swell by 10 percent this spring, after two wolves in captivity gave birth this weekend, and three more are expecting. >> Read the Full Article

Energy, Farms, Water Seen Aided by Nanotechnology

Futuristic microscopic devices could store energy, raise farm output and purify water to help the world reach 2015 goals of curbing poverty, according to a report on Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

Botswana Woos Rich Tourists with 'Africa-Lite'

The drive from the gate to the lodge may be less than 6 miles, but it yields elephant, baboons and even a solitary tortoise, pulling its head back into its shell as the Land Rover passes. >> Read the Full Article

U.N. Presses India to Save Tigers

Even in their own reserves, they are rampantly poached for their "lucky" collar bones, fashionable skins and decorative claws. When they flee onto human territory, they are poisoned, electrocuted, shot or trapped. There is nowhere left for India's dwindling tiger population to turn. >> Read the Full Article