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Benetton Offers Land to Argentine Indians

Italian clothing retailer Benetton offered Monday to give Mapuche Indians a portion of its vast lands in Argentina's Patagonia, which the Indians have sought to claim as ancestral lands. >> Read the Full Article

China in for Extreme Weather as Climate Change Felt, Report Says

China can expect more droughts, floods and other extreme weather as it struggles to balance rapid development with environmental concerns, a report on climate change released on Tuesday said. >> Read the Full Article

Anthrax Kills Nearly 200 Hippos in Uganda

An anthrax outbreak has killed 194 hippos in western Uganda, wildlife officials said Tuesday, and scientists are struggling to develop a way to quickly diagnose and contain the disease. >> Read the Full Article

California Protects Farmworkers by Restricting Pesticide Methyl Bromide

To better protect farmworkers, the state has imposed new rules restricting the use of the pesticide methyl bromide. >> Read the Full Article

Expo on Eco-Building Focuses on Turning Portland, Ore., Green

Portland has long enjoyed a reputation for being "green" — environmentally conscious. But through Friday, more than 5,000 of the greenest of the green will judge for themselves as they arrive for the nation's leading eco-friendly building conference and expo, opening today at the Oregon Convention Center. >> Read the Full Article

Price of Oil Cuts Both Ways for Firewood Producers

Karl Riendeau tilts the dump truck's bed and pulls forward a few feet. With a rumble, 2 1/2 cords of firewood spill out, forming a waist-high pile on the asphalt bordering a neat, suburban lawn. >> Read the Full Article

Rare Red Emeralds are Found Only in Beaver County, Utah

Twenty-four million years ago, pressure deep within the earth pushed up this mountain range. When the volcanic forces subsided eons later, they left behind a small cache of red emeralds. >> Read the Full Article

Labeling of U.S. Corn is Sought

An international review of a controversy over bioengineered genes in Mexican corn recommends that Mexico combat the biotech intrusion by requiring labeling or milling of kernels imported from countries such as the United States. >> Read the Full Article

New Mexico Task Force Locates Three Possible Sites for Solar Energy Plant

The governor's solar energy task force has released a feasibility study showing three sites in southern New Mexico and two near Belen as suitable for a commercial solar power plant. >> Read the Full Article

Nearly Half of European Bird Species at Risk, Says Report

More than 40 percent of all bird species in Europe face an uncertain future and some are so threatened that they may disappear soon due to intensive agriculture and climate change, scientists said on Monday. >> Read the Full Article