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Spurred By Addiction, Burl Poaching Threatens Redwood Forests

By John Lavitt

Addicts are removing knobby growths from the base of ancient redwoods to sell the prized grains that are made into sought-after decorative crafts. MORE  

Drugs and Animal Poaching Overlap in Costa Rica

By McCarton Ackerman

Drug runners' recruitment of poachers brings crime to the country's once-protected shores. MORE  

Could Our Cars Run on Tobacco?

By Sarah Beller

Scientists are engineering tobacco plants to produce biofuels that could power airplanes, cars and trucks. MORE  

Rx Drugs Make Fish Antisocial

By Ben Feuerherd

Prescription drugs that leak into our lakes are impacting underwater creatures. MORE  

Will Increased Pot-Growing Harm the Environment?

By Bryan Le

Fertilizer-saturated soil dumped by careless marijuana growers can wreck river ecology. MORE  

Morning Roundup: July 10, 2012

By Chrisanne Grise

Marijuana could be used as an obesity treatment, offensive booze brand names cause consternation, and "zombie attack" toxicology reports are questioned. MORE  

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From the mainland to Hong Kong, Chinese traders are taking full advantage of crypto-markets.

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Children of Addicts Must Work Harder to Fight Impulses

Researchers found that improperly developed brains were as much of a factor as being in a substance abusing environment.

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Will a New President Undo Marijuana's Progress?

Whether it's Hillary Clinton on the left or one of the assorted cast of characters on the right, a new chief executive could change course on weed in 2016.

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Global Drug Survey Looking for Participants

As they do every year, the independent research group is looking to cull drug and alcohol use data for its 2015 survey.

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Former Miss USA Tara Conner Opens Up About Getting Sober

Conner has been sober for seven years and is now hoping to help others in their battle with addiction.

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