Obama administration's new health strategy emphasizes prevention, asks country to think of health care as including cleaner water, easier access to good food

By Juliana Schatz and Don Sapatkin

The Philadelphia Inquirer 2011-06-17

Acorn-loving feral pig population growing in California county; feds consider hunting and trapping them, citing threat to deer, turkey, other bird populations and to oak habitats

By Tony Perry

Los Angeles Times 2011-06-05

Deal to save Everglades more about benefits for U.S. Sugar after state officials make decisions against needs of Everglades, taxpayers

By Don Van Natta Jr. and Damien Cave

The New York Times 2010-03-07

Deep-sea trawling by fishing fleets devastating reefs untouched since Ice Age, endangering unknown species, researchers warn

By Ian Sample

The Guardian (UK) 2010-02-18

Imported goods bring rising number of invasive, destructive plants and insects

By Kris Maher

The Wall Street Journal. (may require subscription) 2010-01-15

Nevada deer population down, but other numbers up

Nevada wildlife agency recommends fewer mule deer hunting permits after population declines from drought, habitat loss. Cow and bull elk and bighorn sheep populations are increasing; pronghorn antelope numbers reach record high; agency recommends more hunting tags in all categories.

By Sandra Chereb

The Associated Press; San Jose Mercury News 2009-05-10

Hair analysis tells tale of dietary changes - or not

Strand of hair is record of dietary changes over time. In elephant family in Kenya, ratio of isotopes of carbon, other elements in hair indicated whether animals were eating grasses, trees, shrubs and how water supply is changing. And: Hair tests show that many Americans are walking corn chips, says plant biologist (click 'See also').

By Henry Fountain

The New York Times 2009-04-13

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Cattle farmers target TB-carrying badgers

Cattle farmers target TB-carrying badgers


With tuberculosis in cattle on the rise, UK farmers want badger population culled, but controversy continues over whether reducing germ-carrying population will reduce incidence of disease (click 'See also'). In 2007, 28,000 cattle were slaughtered because of TB; number likely to reach 40,000 this year.

By James Meikle

The Guardian (UK) 2008-07-05

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No, thanks

Citing possible harm to wildlife, France bans Monsanto's genetically modified MON810 corn seed, angering farm lobby and delighting environmentalists. The company vows to consider all options. But it's not a blanket ban; France allowed 54,340 acres of Monsanto biotech corn to grow last year.

By Tara Patel

Bloomberg 2008-01-12

Water works

House overrides Bush veto of $23 billion bill funding nearly 900 new water projects, including improving Depression-era locks and dams that impede agricultural freight traffic on the upper Mississippi River.

By Christopher Doering

Reuters 2007-11-06

Opinion: Water problem

Mountaintop removal coal mining, with toxic leftovers shoved into streams, foul residents' water and kill the fish; study traces mining pollution to children's nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, and shortness of breath; long-term effects unknown.

By Eric Reece

Orion Magazine 2006-01-01

Sticky situation:

Sticky situation:

Bane and benefit both, blackberries cover the Oregon landscape with a thorny thicket but are high in antioxidants, show promise in tumor reduction, are a high cash crop, a primary food source for honeybees and other pollinators - and they're tasty as well.

By Joe Mosley

The Register-Guard (OR) 2007-08-11

Getting out:

Reasons for hunting, fishing are myriad, but many have to do with connection to nature, delicious food, and as remedies for cabin fever.

By Shawn Clark

Sheboygan Press (WI) 0000-00-00

Review: No time

Judging from plastic bottles clogging the landfills and SUVs clogging the highways, the news that we're killing ourselves and our world hasn't kicked in, so that makes "The 11th Hour," an unnerving, surprisingly affecting documentary, essential viewing.

By Manohla Dargis

The New York Times 2007-08-17

Starving whales:

Emaciated grey whales seen off the coast of Baja California may show a crucial break in ocean's food chain; algae mats, home to shrimp-like creatures that whales, walrus and sea ducks feed on, have disappeared as ice melts.

By Leonard Doyle

The Independent (UK)


Current agricultural policies distort food costs, waste billions of taxpayer dollars, and subsidize a handful of large farming operations that raise a few selected crops - and subvert subsistence farmers across the globe by dumping cheap surplus goods at below-market prices.

By Senator Richard Lugar and Representative Ron Kind

The Modesto Bee (CA) 2007-07-15