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Soaring Water-Use Fees Prod California Farmers, Ranchers to Seek More Control
October 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Robin Hindery, Associated Press

In a state where water disputes often have played out like old Sunday morning Westerns, Kevin Taylor is one of those who tries to keep the peace.

U.S. Green Groups Donate Cash to Governor Races
October 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Timothy Gardner, Reuters

U.S. environmental groups say they see states taking more aggressive action than the federal government on environment issues and are stepping up donations to gubernatorial campaigns this autumn.

Iceland to Resume Commercial Whaling
October 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Krista Mahr, Associated Press

Iceland said Tuesday it would resume commercial whaling after a nearly two-decade moratorium, defying a worldwide ban on hunting the mammals for their meat.

Eat More Fish, U.S. Study Urges, Despite Toxin Risk
October 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

Most people should eat more fish because of its health benefits, the U.S. Institute of Medicine reported Tuesday, but added that consumers must also consider the risks of chemically contaminated seafood.

Brazil Tells Foreigners Amazon Not for Sale
October 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Andrea Welsh, Reuters

Brazil Tuesday rejected a foreign proposal to buy and preserve land in the endangered Amazon and asked former U.S. Vice President Al Gore to support a home-grown rainforest-protection plan.

World Urgently Needs Post-Kyoto Climate Deal-UN Says
October 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Anna Mudeva, Reuters

The world urgently needs a long-term post-Kyoto agreement to fight global warming to provide security for investors and raise more funding, the U.N. top climate official said on Tuesday.

North Sea Herring, Hake Stocks Good, but Cod, Flatfish Still Depleted
October 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press

Norwegian herring has reached healthy levels and the Northern hake is making a comeback, but stocks of flatfish, cod and sand eel are still depleted in the North Sea, an international marine research group said Monday.

Britain Must Cut Flights or Miss CO2 Targets
October 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Jeremy Lovell, Reuters

The British government must curb the huge expansion in air travel or risk overshooting its self-imposed target of cutting carbon dioxide emissions by 60 percent by 2050, a study said on Tuesday.

Hawaii Remains Vulnerable to Quakes
October 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Mark Niesse, Associated Press

Another massive earthquake could strike the Hawaiian isles at any time, but this weekend's 6.7 magnitude tremor does not signal an increase in ground-shaking activity, researchers said.

Antarctic Ice Collapse Tied to Greenhouse Gases
October 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Scientists said Monday that they had found the first direct evidence linking the collapse of an ice shelf in Antarctica to global warming widely blamed on human activities.

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