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China and U.S. Seek to Protect Cancer-Fighting Tree

The United States and China want to expand trade regulations to protect Asian yew trees, a plant that provides the compound for one of the world's top-selling chemotherapy drugs but is threatened by poaching. >> Read the Full Article

Thailand to Change Farming Ways to End Bird Flu

Hard-hit Thailand plans a campaign to change poultry farming methods as it seeks to stamp out the deadly bird flu virus before migrating wildfowl return during the northern winter, a senior minister said on Thursday. >> Read the Full Article

Mammoth Toxic Algae Bloom Sighted Off Washington State Coast

A toxic algae bloom off the coast of Washington state has grown to about 30 miles wide, the largest and most potentially lethal algae yet found by scientists in the region. >> Read the Full Article

World Faces Fish Shortage that Could Endanger Livelihoods of Millions, Scientists Say

Overfishing is threatening more than two-thirds of the world's most valuable fish species, triggering fears that hundreds of millions of people in mainly developing countries will suffer food shortages and losses of income, scientists said Thursday. >> Read the Full Article

Kyoto Is Saved Again &#151 But Will It Save the Earth?

Russian President Vladimir Putin's decision to ask parliament to ratify the Kyoto Protocol should belatedly allow the anti-global-warming treaty to come into force, but it's far from saving the climate. >> Read the Full Article

General Mills Cereals Are Going Whole Grain

General Mills Inc. said Thursday it will begin using whole grains in all of its breakfast cereals, including such well-known brands as Lucky Charms and Trix, becoming the latest foodmaker to promote healthier eating. >> Read the Full Article

California Bans Foie Gras Force-Feeding Starting in 2012

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill this week banning the force-feeding of ducks and geese to make foie gras starting in 2012. >> Read the Full Article

Russian move on global warming treaty sets stage for enactment

The Russian Cabinet approved ratification of the Kyoto Protocol on Thursday, a decisive step that effectively sets the stage for worldwide enactment of the landmark global warming accord after years of diplomatic wrangling. >> Read the Full Article

EPA Rates Intel Tops for Clean Commutes

Christy Bermensolo leaves her SUV at home a couple of times a week in favor of a bike ride to her job with Intel Corp. in DuPont. >> Read the Full Article

EPA Chief at Odds with Inspectors Over Ozone Levels

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Mike Leavitt likes to crow that "clean air is a national success story." >> Read the Full Article