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Pressed by Sprawl and Environmental Laws, Dairy Farmers Quitting California
March 29, 2006 12:00 AM - Christina Almeida, Associated Press

The flight of dairies is nearly complete in Southern California, marking what could be a turning point in California's long-held dominance over the industry.

Forest Service Looking beyond Timber Sales for Revenues
March 29, 2006 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

The lure of money is shaping the nation's 155 national forests: more advertising, more fees, more roads to draw timber sales and lumber mill jobs.

Australia Says New Research Proves Scientific Whaling is 'A Sham'
March 29, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A new study shows there is no justification for scientific whaling programs under which thousands of the mammals have been killed in the name of research, Australia's environment minister said Tuesday.

Britain's Blair Endorses Asia-Pacific Climate Pact
March 29, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

British Prime Minister Tony Blair on Tuesday backed an Asia-Pacific climate partnership that includes India, China and the United States, saying it was not aimed at undermining the Kyoto protocol on cutting gas emissions.

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.

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