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Vanishing Islands -- An ENN Commentary
February 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Duane Silverstein, Seacology

In a few weeks millions of viewers will be tuning in to Survivor-Palau to see which of 18 castaways will be the last to be voted off one of Palau's beautiful Rock Islands. Yet a far more consequential contest of survival is taking place in Palau and all of the world's 100,000 plus islands. Will these islands themselves be voted off the planet?

Brazil Awards Disputed Area to Slain Nun's Project
February 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The government on Friday awarded a disputed patch of Amazon rainforest to a sustainable development project championed by the slain American nun Dorothy Stang.

Canada Close to Emissions Deal with Car Makers
February 28, 2005 12:00 AM - David Ljunggren, Reuters

Canada said Friday it was close to signing a voluntary pact with major automobile makers to cut emissions and made it clear it was rejecting calls to impose binding limits.

EU Must Compromise on Nuke Issues, Says Iran Official
February 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Louis Charbonneau, Reuters

The European Union must be prepared to reach a compromise with Tehran that will keep Iran's nuclear enrichment programme in place, a senior Iranian official says.

Scientists Study Drop in Blue King Crab Populations
February 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Deanna Cooper, Anchorage Daily News

A groundbreaking experiment to learn more about blue king crab larvae has produced surprising results for research fishery biologist Brad Stevens and his team.

Vanishing Islands
February 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Duane Silverstein, Seacology

(By Duane Silverstein) In a few weeks millions of viewers will be tuning in to Survivor-Palau to see which of 18 castaways will be the last to be voted off one of Palau's...

Citrus Growers Gearing Up for Canker Issues
February 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Christina Hoag, The Miami Herald

Florida's farmers have a range of issues they hope to sway the Florida Legislature on this year, ranging from increased property rights to sales tax exemptions.

EU Defuses Row with US over Wood Packaging Insects
February 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Jeremy Smith, Reuters

EU agriculture ministers agreed on Monday to delay new wood packaging rules aimed at keeping out tree-eating insects that the United States has complained would disrupt $80 billion worth of its exports, officials said.

Jury Deliberates Case of Alleged Clean Water Act Violation
February 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Quincy C. Collins, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss.

A federal jury begins deliberations today in the case against a Vancleave developer, his daughter and an engineer accused of violating the Clean Water Act.

Emerald Isle's Visitors Seek Beach Access
February 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Wade Rawlins, The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C.

Day visitors will face a long walk to enjoy parts of Emerald Isle's wider beach this spring. Pathways to the shore are plentiful, but parking isn't.

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