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Island Nation Creates Third Largest Marine Park
March 29, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

A tiny island nation in the Pacific Ocean has created the world's third-largest marine reserve, as global efforts to preserve biodiversity widen to include everything from insects to fish to forests.

The Mount Hood Meltdown
March 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Michael Milstein, The Oregonian

The seven largest of Mount Hood's 11 glaciers have already shrunk an average of 34 percent since the beginning of the last century, according to calculations by Keith Jackson, a Portland State University graduate student.

Beetles at Alaska Museum are Unsung Soldiers of Global Warming Research
March 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Rachel D'Oro, Associated Press

The stench is overwhelming, a rancid sweetness that stings the eyes and lungs, clinging to hair and clothes like a vile perfume. This is the smell of global warming research at work.

On Beyond Organic -- Katrina & Gulf Coast Farms
March 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Icicle Networks

When Eric Morrow, an eighth generation strawberry grower, returned to his Ponchatoula, LA farm after Hurricane Katrina passed, he compared the damage to the impact of a nuclear bomb.

In Norway, Break the Law and Live by a Beach
March 28, 2006 12:00 AM - James Kilner, Reuters

The Web site reads like an advertisement for a vacation home. "Is Bastoy the place for you?" it asks next to photographs of a sunset sparkling off the tranquil waters of the Oslo fjord and horses pulling sleighs over packed snow.

U.S. Court OKs Bid to Block Burned Tree Logging
March 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

An environmental group may proceed with its bid to block harvesting of burned trees in the El Dorado National Forest because forest managers have not adequately assessed the effect of the logging on the California spotted owl.

Brazil Expands Amazon Protection as Global Environmental Conference Starts
March 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Michael Astor, Associated Press

Brazil announced plans to expand protection of the Amazon rain forest, and its president on Monday called on wealthy nations to do more to protect the environment.

Developers Encouraged to Turn to Experts to Restore Wetlands
March 28, 2006 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

The Bush administration is encouraging developers who destroy wetlands or streams and are required to replace them to pay other businesses to do the work.

The Real News About Green Marketing : Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow
March 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Jacquelyn A. Ottman, J. Ottman Consulting Inc.

(by Jacquelyn A. Ottman) Old news : green products don't work and consumers won't pay a premium for them. New news : investment in environmentally preferable products and technologies can lead to a potent new source of innovation and competitive advantage. Take heed!

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.

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