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Fishermen Seek End to Alaska Oil Spill Court Case
March 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Daisuke Wakabayashi, Reuters

Fishermen whose livelihoods were devastated by the Exxon Valdez spill urged Exxon Mobil on the 17th anniversary of the accident Friday to pay a $4.5 billion penalty that has been mired in a legal dispute.

IFC Eyes Carbon Market Blueprint for Biodiversity
March 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Gilbert Le Gras, Reuters

The World Bank's private sector agency has been lending to nature conservation projects with a view to laying the foundation for a market akin to carbon trading, the project head said Friday.

Crabbers Face Season with Guarded Optimism
March 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

As state biologists in Maryland and Virginia wrap up their annual winter dredge survey, crabbers face the opening of blue crab season on April 1 with cautious optimism.

Homebuilding Goes Green to Save Energy, Provide Comfort
March 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press

Gone are the days when green-built homes teetered on the fringe of being freaky with a mishmash of recycled tires and aluminum cans and awkward solar panels.

World Must Tackle Wildlife Smuggling, UN Official Says
March 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Wildlife crime-busters have scant resources compared with squads devoted to stopping drugs or arms trading even though the products -- from caviar to shawls made from the wool of an endangered Tibetan antelope -- can sell for more than their weight in gold.

Introducing ENN Radio
March 27, 2006 12:00 AM - ENN

Richly diverse in background, the four guests on this week's ENN Radio program address a common theme: The importance of community, communication, and collaboration as a foundation for success.

Biologist Never Tires of Watching Wolves
March 24, 2006 12:00 AM - John Flesher, Associated Press

Rolf Peterson has watched a bleeding female wolf struggle to survive, helped by a turncoat male from the rival pack that had mauled and left her for dead.

Indian Tortoise, Clive's Pet, Dies at 250 Years
March 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

A giant aldabra tortoise thought to be around 250 years old has died in the Kolkata zoo of liver failure, Indian authorities said on Thursday.

Melting Ice Sheets Could Spur Oceans' Rise, Study Says
March 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

Miami would be a memory, Bangkok a soggy shadow of its former self and the Maldive Islands would vanish if melting polar ice keeps fueling a faster-than-expected rise in sea levels, scientists reported Thursday.

Maine Steps up Bird Flu Planning, Monitoring
March 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Sarah Mahoney, Reuters

Maine, the closest U.S. state to migration routes for birds coming from Europe, will soon test ducks, geese, loons and other birds for avian flu as the United States steps up preparations for the possible spread of the disease to North America.

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