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Invasion of the crustacean snatchers

The thawing of the fabled Northwest Passage on Canada's north coast isn't just an opportunity for humans to cut shipping times between Asia, Europe and North America—or squabble over oil...

August 8, 2008 — David Biello

Olympics begin, Beijing breathes sigh of relief...

…if not clean air. Smog continues to blanket the capital city, thanks to pollution from cars, illegal factories and uncooperative weather.

That has prompted some athletes to wear masks, which, besides looking silly, actually is silly...

August 8, 2008 — David Biello

Monsanto puts bovine growth hormone out to pasture

After years of legal wrangling over the proper labeling of milk from cows treated with its artificial hormone, Monsanto wants to sell its milk business—specifically, POSILAC, the bovine growth hormone given to cows to boost their production of milk...

August 7, 2008 — David Biello

Where have all the monkeys gone?

Nearly half of the monkeys, apes and lemurs in the world are in imminent danger of disappearing from the planet, according to a new survey. The news comes even as a separate new census has uncovered far more gorillas than expected...

August 5, 2008 — David Biello

"Smoking gun": Salmonella outbreak linked to irrigation water on a Mexican farm

Peppers were apparently the perps in the salmonella outbreak that sickened some 1,300 people in the U.S. and Canada since April. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it traced the responsible bacterial strain—Salmonella Saintpaul—to a Serrano pepper grown on a Mexican farm that irrigated its fields with water contaminated with it...

July 31, 2008 — Nikhil Swaminathan

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