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U.S. May Need Animal-Health Czar to Protect Consumers

Consolidating U.S. animal disease oversight under one high-level government czar may be the best way to protect consumers from mad cow disease, bird flu and other serious animal ailments that can jump species, a National Academy of Sciences panel said Monday. >> Read the Full Article

Federal Judge to Determine Next Step in Everglades Restoration

From the air, the endless Everglades appear to teem life. Graceful, pure white egrets glide above green native sawgrass. Dark alligator trails meander through the swamps, which sparkle in the bright sunlight. >> Read the Full Article

Australian Judge Calls Logger's Case against Environmentalists Too Vague

A logging company's attempt to sue environmentalists for campaigning against its tree felling operations on a picturesque Australian island was branded by a judge on Monday as so vague that the environmentalists would not know how to launch a defense. >> Read the Full Article

States Aim to Attract Ecotourists

Ecotourism's popularity is exploding, with 20 percent to 30 percent growth per year, according to several estimates -- much faster than regular tourism. True ecotourism not only protects the environment, but also benefits the local culture and economy. >> Read the Full Article

Paper Product Firm Adds More Recycled Goods

Kimberly-Clark Thailand Ltd, the producer and marketer of facial tissue and Huggies baby diapers, plans to spend 100 million baht to expand its waste paper recycling facility in Pathum Thani by the end of this year. David Osborn, the company's newly appointed managing director, said the investment would enable the company to increase its production of recycled goods by 50 percent. >> Read the Full Article

Software Entrepreneur Finds New Career in Biodiesel

Martin Tobias and his new business partner, John Plaza, were driving around downtown Seattle last week when a bus went by, blasting exhaust fumes into the air. A few minutes later, Plaza parked his Chevy pickup at a curb in Pioneer Square to demonstrate what a vehicle fueled by biodiesel smells like. Rising from the exhaust pipe was an aroma similar to popcorn. >> Read the Full Article

Software Teaches Students to Select Healthier Food Choices

Horizon Software International, a provider of software, services and technologies for food service operations, announces today HealthSmart(TM), a comprehensive nutrition and activity curriculum to help students learn the skills they need to fight obesity. >> Read the Full Article

Wild Oats Offers Tips for Making Nutritious, Natural School Lunches

In just a few short weeks, a new school year will begin and this means it's time once again to start planning healthy, good-tasting and portable lunches. The experts at Wild Oats Markets offer inspiration and information on the lunchbox staples that are designed to keep kids healthy and happy. >> Read the Full Article

Earthwatch Calls On Private Sector To Act On MEA Business & Industry Synthesis Report

A new scientific report released this week reinforces the need for business and industry action to protect natural systems for the sake of continued business success as well as the operating environment they require to function effectively. >> Read the Full Article

Protecting California Salamander to Cost $367 Million

Protecting the California tiger salamander as a threatened species will cost the state $367 million in lost development opportunities over the next two decades, federal wildlife officials said Friday. >> Read the Full Article