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In Arctic, Evidence for Global Warming Mounts
November 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Life is harsh on the freezing tundra of the Arctic Circle where Anna Prakhova lives. But it can be much harder when snows do not fall.

U.N. Says Sonar Threatens Dolphin, Whale Survival
November 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Nita Bhalla, Reuters

Increased naval military manoeuvres and submarine sonars in the world's oceans are threatening dolphins, whales and porpoises that depend on sound to survive, a United Nations report said on Wednesday.

Idaho's Wild Turkey Population Thriving
November 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Anne Wallace Allen, Associated Press

Wild turkeys have something to be thankful for this Thanksgiving: There are more of them around than ever before. Eighty years ago, wild turkeys were losing ground to habitat loss and hunting, and only about 30,000 remained.

Farmers, Conservationists Embrace No-Till Crops in Wake of High Fuel Prices
November 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Matthew Wilde, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier

High fuel prices aren't keeping farmers from tilling fields this fall, but more producers are abandoning plows and V-rippers.

Consumers Seek Politically Correct Products
November 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Karen Rives, The News & Observer

Beth LeGrande doesn't seek out politically correct retailers, but she was pleased to learn that Home Depot, her paint supplier, is eliminating products that contain wood from endangered forests.

Romney Doubts Seen Delaying Emissions Pact
November 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Beth Daley and Scott Helman, The Boston Globe

A group of Northeast states has postponed the announcement of a landmark agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions from power plants after Governor Mitt Romney raised objections to the pact late last week, two government sources familiar with the agreement said.

Bid for Second Phase of Kyoto Faces Major Battle
November 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Jeremy Lovell, Reuters

Ministers face a battle when they meet next week to start talks on a new climate change treaty, European Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas said on Monday.

EU Destroying Forests of Poor Countries, WWF Says
November 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

EU countries are helping destroy major forests in poorer countries through massive imports of illegal timber, the conservation group WWF said on Tuesday.

Sustainable Gulf Reconstruction -- A Guest Commentary
November 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Tensie Whelan, Rainforest Alliance

As some hurricane victims return home while others still languish in trailer parks and temporary hotels, the debate over rebuilding hurricane-ravaged Gulf Coast communities has been joined, though without much of a blueprint.

China City on Alert for Possible Water Contamination
November 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Fifteen hospitals are on standby in one of China's biggest and coldest cities to take in contamination victims after water supplies were halted for fear of contamination from a chemical factory blast.

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