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$372.5M In Federal Funds Awarded To Conservation ProjectsProjects designed to cut down on fertilizer runoff, expand bird nesting areas and restore native grasslands are among those selected for funding under a new initiative that encourages conservation partnerships between government and private organizations.
Consumer Reports Issues Buyer Beware Alert About Products Labeled “All Natural”The word "natural" has become a big buzzword on processed food packaging.
Parents Settle Pittsburgh Zoo Lawsuit In Mauling Death The parents of a 2-year-old boy who was mauled to death after falling into a wild African dogs exhibit have settled their lawsuit against the Pittsburgh zoo.
Zoo Reaches Settlement With USDA Over Boy’s DeathThe Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium will pay the U.S. Department of Agriculture $4,550 as part of a settlement over an investigation into the death of a 2-year-old boy who was fatally mauled when he fell into an exhibit of wild African dogs.
Experts Say Washing Raw Poultry Spreads Bacteria Instead Of Getting Rid Of ItThis week, millions of Americans will be preparing that turkey for Thanksgiving.
Court Papers Say There Were Concerns About Zoo's African Painted Dogs ExhibitA Pittsburgh Zoo safety committee had concerns about a wild African dogs exhibit but the zoo didn't make any changes before a 2-year-old boy fell into the pen last year and was mauled to death by the animals, his parents' lawyers say in court filings that cite committee meeting minutes.
Study: Eggs Healthier Than Previously Thought