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Researchers Explore Timber Aroma 'Tags'
January 5, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Timber researchers hope to create wood sniffers that could track lumber from forest to front-room furniture the way bloodhounds track criminals -- by their scent.

Organic Dairy Farming Profits Elusive
January 5, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Making a profit from running an organic dairy operation can be difficult, a new study by researchers at the universities of Vermont and Maine shows.

Grapes in California's Wine Country Expected To Survive Stormy Weather
January 5, 2006 12:00 AM - Michelle Locke, Associated Press

Winter storms made a mess in California's wine country, but the rains were not expected to wash out the region's valuable grape crop, officials said.

Study Concludes 'Double Whammy' Harms Murrelet
January 4, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

To protect the marbled murrelet, logging stopped across wide swaths of coastal old-growth forests in Oregon.

Death Toll from Floods in Central Indonesia Rises to 57
January 4, 2006 12:00 AM - Trisnadi Marjan, Associated Press

Rescuers using their bare hands and basic tools struggled to reach stranded villagers and recovered dozens more corpses Tuesday as the death toll from flash floods in central Indonesia reached 57.

Police Briefly Hold Greenpeace Activists Accusing France of Dumping Toxic Wastes in India
January 4, 2006 12:00 AM - Ashok Sharma, Associated Press

Police on Tuesday detained 13 Greenpeace activists outside the French Embassy in New Delhi, where they were accusing France of sending an old military aircraft carrier containing toxic waste to a shipbreaking yard in India.

Trash Mounts as California Cleans up from Floods
January 4, 2006 12:00 AM - Kimberly White, Reuters

Residents and businesses in Northern California towns cleared away debris Tuesday as Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger expanded his list of counties eligible for flood disaster funds.

U.N. Moves To Block 2006 Caspian Sea Caviar Exports
January 4, 2006 12:00 AM - Richard Waddington, Reuters

The U.N. has effectively blocked caviar exports until producer countries gives better information on stock levels and illegal sales of the highly prized delicacy.

Stockholm Tries out Traffic Tolls To Ease Congestion
January 4, 2006 12:00 AM - Tommy Grandell, Associated Press

Drivers had to pay a fee to enter Stockholm on Tuesday as the city started a seven-month trial of a contentious program designed to reduce traffic and cut pollution in the Swedish capital.

Forest Fires Ravage Rare Species in New Caledonia, Worry Environmentalists
January 4, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Fires whipping through rainforests in New Caledonia are wiping out rare plant species and overwhelming firefighters, and environmental groups and local leaders appealed Tuesday for help.

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