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On the Internet, Illegal Trade In Endangered Wildlife Thrives

by TED WILLIAMS
On eBay and elsewhere on the Internet, illegal wildlife and wildlife parts — from elephant ivory to tiger skins to monkey and crocodile skulls — are being sold. Bringing an end to this illicit activity is proving to be a daunting challenge. READ MORE

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With Too Much of a Good Thing, Europe Tackles Excess Nitrogen

by CHRISTIAN SCHWAGERL
In Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark and other countries, European governments are beginning to push farmers, industry, and municipalities to cut back on fertilizers and other sources of nitrogen that are causing serious environmental harm. READ MORE

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How Conservative Texas Took The Lead in U.S. Wind Power

by ROGER REAL DROUIN
Innovative government policies have helped propel Texas into the forefront of wind energy generation in the U.S. But the main impetus for the Lone Star State’s flourishing wind sector is the revenue it has generated for landowners and local communities. READ MORE

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Frustrated Tar Sands Industry Looks for Arctic Export Route

by ED STRUZIK
With the Keystone XL and other pipeline projects running into stiff opposition, Alberta’s tar sands industry is facing growing pressure to find ways to get its oil to market. One option under consideration would be to ship the oil via an increasingly ice-free Arctic Ocean. READ MORE

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In the Sagebrush Marketplace, A New Way to Protect Species

by JOSHUA ZAFFOS
In the American West, where sage grouse populations have plummeted, conservationists, ranchers, and oil and gas companies are taking part in an experiment in which private landowners are paid to protect and restore critical habitat for the beleaguered bird. READ MORE

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