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Cargill, IMC Global Get Their Fertilizers Together with Mosaic Co.'s IPO

A merger that was made final over the weekend created the second-largest fertilizer company in the world. Cargill Crop Nutrition and IMC Global merged their operations to form the publicly traded company, Mosaic Co. Shares began trading Monday on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol MOS. The stock closed at $15. >> Read the Full Article

Gov. Schwarzenegger Introduces an Environmentally Friendly Hummer

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has introduced an environmentally friendly Hummer — but not the converted hydrogen-powered car he promised voters he would build when he campaigned for office. >> Read the Full Article

Donors Agree to Work Together on Plan to Restore Iraq's Marshlands

Donor countries and top Iraqi officials agreed Monday to coordinate their efforts to save the dried-up marshlands of southern Iraq, the Italian Environment Ministry said. >> Read the Full Article

Wine Industry Uncorks First Sustainability Report

The California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance has presented its first report measuring the level of sustainable practices among vintners and growers on a statewide basis. >> Read the Full Article

U.S. Government Lets Trade Continue in Beluga Sturgeon

The U.S. government has temporarily decided against reducing or banning imports of prized beluga caviar, despite having agreed to list the beluga sturgeon six months ago as a species whose survival is considered threatened under the Endangered Species Act. >> Read the Full Article

Engineers Increasingly Hope Demolished Buildings No Longer End Up on the Scrap Pile

Twenty-five hundred tons of concrete, 350 tons of steel and nine tons of aluminum window frames will be left after a seven-story downtown building is taken down. >> Read the Full Article

California Rewards Landowners for Leaving Forests Standing to Help Control Global Warming

California has become the first U.S. state to reward landowners for leaving forests standing to help control global warming, under a program adopted recently. >> Read the Full Article

Mining for Votes: Supporters Stake Industry's Montana Future on Ballot Measure

Mining is such a major part of Montana's legacy that the words "gold and silver" in Spanish are still emblazoned on the state seal. >> Read the Full Article

Fish Won't Be Hurt by Moving Northern California Water South, Says Federal Agency

A federal agency ruled recently that shifting more Northern California water to Southern California will not jeopardize five threatened or endangered species of fish. >> Read the Full Article

Whistle-Blower Asks for Halliburton Investigation

The Army Corps of Engineers' top contracting official has demanded an investigation into contracts given to Halliburton, citing improper action that favored Vice President Dick Cheney's old company. >> Read the Full Article