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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.

U.N. Biodiversity Meeting Embraces Eco-Friendly City
March 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Carolina Schwartz, Reuters

It is no coincidence that the United Nations chose the southern Brazilian city of Curitiba to host its eighth conference on the Convention on Biological Diversity, which is under way this week.

Post-Katrina Landscape: Refrigerators Gone, Abandoned Cars Linger
March 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Mary Foster, Associated Press

Nearly seven months after Katrina, the streets of New Orleans are still strewn with thousands of abandoned cars -- many of them flooded-out, some stolen, some left by residents who have not returned since the Aug. 29 storm.

Beetle 'Epidemic' Rends Northwest Forests
March 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The region's largest infestation of mountain pine beetles in 20 years has hit more than a million acres of forests in northern Idaho and Montana, while 2.5 million acres in Washington face disease and insect problems.

U.S. States in CO2 Pact Eye Trees, Methane at Dumps
March 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Timothy Gardner, Reuters

Power plants in the U.S. Northeast who may face rules to cut carbon dioxide emissions could be allowed to save costs by methods such as planting trees and tapping landfills for methane, according to a draft plan.

ENN Weekly: March 20th - 24th
March 24, 2006 12:00 AM - ENN

ENN rounds up the most important and compelling environmental news stories of the week. In the news March 20th - 24th: Water problems and solutions, grizzlies debated, Canadian forests in peril, and much more.

Tearful Bardot Begs Canada to Scrap Seal Hunt
March 23, 2006 12:00 AM - David Ljunggren, Reuters

French film star turned animal rights campaigner Brigitte Bardot tearfully begged Canada Wednesday to stop the annual harp seal hunt, during which about 325,000 young seal pups will be shot or beaten to death.

Nevada Files New Federal Lawsuit in Yucca Mountain Fight
March 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Ken Ritter, Associated Press

Nevada sued the federal government Wednesday, accusing it of withholding documents that show the planned Yucca Mountain nuclear dump cannot safely hold the nation's radioactive waste.

Survey of Canadian Forests Raises Protection Calls
March 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Environmentalists say a new survey of logging and other development in Canada's forests, released Wednesday, shows the need for greater conservation and protection.

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