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Amphibian Extinctions Sound Global Eco-alarm, Says Study

They may thrive on land and in water, but amphibians everywhere are in serious trouble, and up to one-third of species are threatened with extinction, a troubling new study said on Friday. >> Read the Full Article

Iraq Nuclear Sites Were Stripped Methodically, Say Diplomats

The mysterious removal of Iraq's mothballed nuclear facilities continued long after the U.S.-led invasion and was carried out by people with access to heavy machinery and demolition equipment, diplomats said on Thursday. >> Read the Full Article

Exxon Mobil to Take $550 Million Charge Against Earnings in Court Case

Exxon Mobil Corp. said Friday it would take a $550 million charge against earnings to cover potential costs in a class-action lawsuit brought by gas station dealers. >> Read the Full Article

Changes Needed in U.S. Cargo Inspection, Says Audit

U.S. customs officials did not have proper technology to detect depleted uranium shipped into the country in 2002 and 2003, an internal audit showed Thursday as it urged changes in the inspection process. >> Read the Full Article

Two Connecticut Power Companies Team up for Appliance Recycling Program

There may be a crisp $50 bill hiding not so quietly in your basement. >> Read the Full Article

New Convenience Store in Saco, Maine, Features Biodiesel Fuel, Organic Food

Garry Glatz hopes people who want to fill their gas tanks with alternative fuel also will want to fill their stomachs with natural and organic food. >> Read the Full Article

Colombian Indians Want Time to Forget Their Land

Coca leaves, the raw material of cocaine, should speed you up and give you a buzz. But you'd never know it to look at the Arhuaco Indians of Colombia's Sierra Nevada, who must be strong contenders for the title of World's Most Laid-Back People. >> Read the Full Article

Canadian River Water Board in Texas to Issue $43 million in Bonds for Rights

The Canadian River Municipal Water Authority is preparing to issue $43 million in bonds so it can buy another 32,000 acre-feet of water rights. >> Read the Full Article

Bangladesh Sees Tiger Numbers Up in Mangrove Swamps

The number of tigers in Bangladesh's mangrove swamps has risen by more than 50 to 419 in the last decade, thanks to the government's steps to save the endangered species, the Environment and Forest Minister said recently. >> Read the Full Article

Wildlife Crime Fight Needs Global Effort

Wildlife crime is a global threat, and nations outside Southeast Asia, a major hub for the illegal trade, must do their part to curb demand, Thai Environment Minister Suwit Khunkitti said on Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article