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Group Finds Six Lynx Kittens Born in Colorado

The year ended happily for state biologists with news that six more lynx kittens have been born to transplanted lynx in Colorado, bringing the total of newborns to 36 this year and 52 since a reintroduction program began in 1999. >> Read the Full Article

The Next Wave

It was an idyllic setting: a palm-fringed finger of sand on the northern coast of Papua New Guinea. To one side lay the tropical waters of the Bismarck Sea; to the other, the fish-laden shallows of Sissano Lagoon. BThen, suddenly,eyond the lagoon stood a verdant, steamy tropical forest. About 15,000 people lived here in the small villages of Sissano, Warapu, Arop, and Malol, many in simple dwellings on the spit itself. >> Read the Full Article

Environmental Issues Emerging from Wreckage of Asian Tsunami

As the Asian earthquake and tsunami death toll is now feared to be approaching 100,000 people, emergency humanitarian assistance remains the top priority, but urgent environmental concerns that threaten human health must be addressed, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) said. >> Read the Full Article

Timber Sale in Estacada, Ore., Area Has Potential for Peace

New ground is being broken in efforts to manage the Mount Hood National Forest in ways that don't end up in federal court. >> Read the Full Article

Israel-Palestinian Program Sends Delegation to Texas to Learn Water Management

In some Middle East countries, water is an issue that affects the lives of tens of thousands of people. >> Read the Full Article

North Charleston, S.C., Company Recycles Leftovers into Sealer for Roofs

Entrepreneurs often pour their hearts -- not to mention their money and time -- into business ventures other people think are, well, crazy. >> Read the Full Article

Waste Processing Plan at Dade City, Florida Juice Plant Fizzles

For would-be environmental entrepreneur Brian "Jack" McCully, his vision of a brave new world of industrial waste processing wasn't to be. >> Read the Full Article

Peru Offers U.S.-Based Metals Producer More Time to Clean Up Toxic Contamination

The Peruvian government on Wednesday published a decree that could give U.S.-based Doe Run Co. more time to clean up toxic emissions from a metallurgical plant that has contaminated La Oroya, a bleak, smoke-choked town high in the central Andes. >> Read the Full Article

McDonald's Studying More Humane Chicken Slaughter

McDonald's Corp. said Wednesday it is studying whether to require its chicken suppliers to use a more humane slaughter method following a proposal by an animal rights group that holds shares in the fast-food chain. >> Read the Full Article

Lodi, California Winery to Be Solar-Powered

Since grapevines are solar-powered, The Lucas Winery should be no less, owner David Lucas concluded. >> Read the Full Article