Top Stories

After Years of Exporting Organic Products Abroad, Mexico Is Now Spreading Healthy Eating at Home

Creamy fresh yogurt from hormone-free cows, coffee untainted by chemicals, and avocados plucked from pesticide-free trees line the shelves of The Green Corner market, whose earthy feel suggests organic food stores north of the border. >> Read the Full Article

Intel Tops U.S. Government List of Best Commuter Benefits

Intel, Fannie Mae, and Cisco Systems top the U.S. government's list of Fortune 500 companies that have the best commuting benefits for their employees. >> Read the Full Article

Sri Lanka Seeks Peace &#151 This Time With Elephants

Wild elephants and farmers are killing each other at an alarming rate in Sri Lanka, so hundreds of wildlife officers and villagers fanned out into forests this week to find ways to broker peace. >> Read the Full Article

Kyrgyzstan Seizes Nuclear-Bomb-Grade Plutonium

Security forces in the ex-Soviet state of Kyrgyzstan have detained a man who tried to sell nuclear-bomb-grade plutonium on the black market, a senior security official said on Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article

Alaska Weighs Ban on Hunters Luring Bears With Food

Stale doughnuts, lard, honey-drenched dog food: Is this any kind of meal for a wild Alaskan bear? >> Read the Full Article

Governments Need to Act to Avert Water Crisis

Strong action is needed to avert a global water crisis that has deprived 1 billion of the world's poor of drinking water and has killed millions through diarrhea, an international expert warned. >> Read the Full Article

Science Struggles Under W.'s Thumb

Who's got the science chops, George or John? A leading science journal is leaving it up to readers to decide. >> Read the Full Article

One-Quarter of Iraqis Are Dependent on Food Rations, Says U.N. World Food Program

One in four Iraqis are dependent on food rations to survive, and many of them have to sell what little food they have for basic necessities like medicine and clothes, the U.N. World Food Program (WFP) said this week. >> Read the Full Article

Environmentalists Sue Over Sierra Nevada Logging Plan

Environmental groups sued the U.S. Forest Service this week, claiming a six-year-old federal law aimed at preventing wildfires has degenerated into a backdoor effort to eventually increase logging across 340,000 acres of Sierra Nevada national forests. >> Read the Full Article

Russian Cabinet Approves Kyoto Protocol, Will Send it to Parliament for Ratification

Russia's Cabinet approved the Kyoto Protocol on global warming Thursday, clearing the way for parliamentary ratificaion of the document, the Interfax news agency reported. >> Read the Full Article