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Tourists in Vigil of Patagonian Glacier
March 14, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A vast Patagonian glacier that lost an enormous wall of ice in a spectacular collapse in 2004 has begun cracking ominously amid expert warnings Monday another section could soon break free.

On Beyond Organic --'Green' Tax Incentives & Organic Rebates
March 14, 2006 12:00 AM - Icicle Networks

Does your insurance carrier subsidize your grocery bill? That’s a legitimate question in Wisconsin, where one health insurance company is giving rebates to members who buy their vegetables direct from local farms.

Winter Warmest Ever on Record in Canada
March 14, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The winter of 2005-2006 has been Canada's warmest on record and the federal agency Environment Canada said Monday it was investigating whether it's a sign of global warming.

Ethanol Producers Encouraged by New Study
March 14, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Ethanol supporters say they're encouraged by the results of a recent study refuting the notion that it takes more energy to produce ethanol than the corn-based fuel saves.

India Takes on Poachers in Key Tiger Reserve
March 14, 2006 12:00 AM - Bappa Majumdar, Reuters

Authorities in eastern India have arrested 30 poachers in the world's largest tiger reserve this year against 40 caught in 2004 and 2005, officials said on Monday.

States Look to Regional Cloud-Seeding
March 14, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Needing more water to keep up with growth, Arizona and the six other Colorado River Basin states are looking to the sky.

Nuclear Waste: Bury It and Forget?
March 14, 2006 12:00 AM - Jeremy Lovell, Reuters

The nuclear industry says its technology emits no carbon and does not cause global warming but for many, still wary after disasters like the 1986 explosion at Chernobyl, the lingering fear is that the toxic waste might leak and kill.

Mango-Eating Asian Beetle Found in Florida
March 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A long-horned beetle that has decimated mango plantations in China was found for the first time in the United States at the Port of Miami aboard a freighter transporting cargo from Hong Kong.

Groups Hope to Expand Montana Bison Numbers
March 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Organizations working to build a bison population south of Malta say five of the 16 animals already placed there are pregnant, and there are plans to put at least 16 more bison on the land this fall.

Alaska's North Slope Sees Its Biggest Oil Spill
March 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Yereth Rosen, Reuters

Alaska officials said Friday that up to 267,000 gallons of crude oil poured out of a pipeline at the Prudhoe Bay field, making it the largest oil spill ever recorded on the state's North Slope.

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