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Local Governments Officially Accept Japanese Utility's Plan to Use Plutonium-Based Fuel
March 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press

A nuclear power plant in southern Japan is expected to start using fuel made from weapons-grade plutonium in 2010 after local authorities accepted central government assurances about its safety and offered their approval.

In Colrain, Forest Finds Protector in Self-Styled Naturalist
March 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Adam Gorlick, Associated Press

Muriel Russell would prefer this story not be told. It's about the Catamount State Forest, a rocky post-Revolutionary War homestead long abandoned by settlers for more farmable land.

WMO Sees Link Between Global Warming and Hurricanes
March 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

There is growing evidence of a link between global warming and natural disasters such as droughts and flooding, the head of the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) said on Friday.

Fishermen Seek End to Alaska Oil Spill Court Case
March 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Daisuke Wakabayashi, Reuters

Fishermen whose livelihoods were devastated by the Exxon Valdez spill urged Exxon Mobil on the 17th anniversary of the accident Friday to pay a $4.5 billion penalty that has been mired in a legal dispute.

IFC Eyes Carbon Market Blueprint for Biodiversity
March 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Gilbert Le Gras, Reuters

The World Bank's private sector agency has been lending to nature conservation projects with a view to laying the foundation for a market akin to carbon trading, the project head said Friday.

Crabbers Face Season with Guarded Optimism
March 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

As state biologists in Maryland and Virginia wrap up their annual winter dredge survey, crabbers face the opening of blue crab season on April 1 with cautious optimism.

Homebuilding Goes Green to Save Energy, Provide Comfort
March 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press

Gone are the days when green-built homes teetered on the fringe of being freaky with a mishmash of recycled tires and aluminum cans and awkward solar panels.

World Must Tackle Wildlife Smuggling, UN Official Says
March 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Wildlife crime-busters have scant resources compared with squads devoted to stopping drugs or arms trading even though the products -- from caviar to shawls made from the wool of an endangered Tibetan antelope -- can sell for more than their weight in gold.

Introducing ENN Radio
March 27, 2006 12:00 AM - ENN

Richly diverse in background, the four guests on this week's ENN Radio program address a common theme: The importance of community, communication, and collaboration as a foundation for success.

Biologist Never Tires of Watching Wolves
March 24, 2006 12:00 AM - John Flesher, Associated Press

Rolf Peterson has watched a bleeding female wolf struggle to survive, helped by a turncoat male from the rival pack that had mauled and left her for dead.

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