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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.

Forum Says Governments Must Improve Water
March 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Mark Stevenson, Associated Press

Governments, not private companies, should take the lead in improving public access to safe drinking water, representatives of 148 countries said Wednesday at the end of a forum on improving global water supplies.

Are We Winning the Race to Stop Biodiversity Loss? -- A Guest Commentary
March 23, 2006 12:00 AM - James P. Leape, WWF International

With the natural forest loss rate at 13 million hectares a year — about 25 hectares a minute — the race is on to protect what’s left of the world’s forests.

Worms, Beetles in Soil Part of Untapped Trove, UN Says
March 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Worms, bacteria and beetles living below ground are part of the largest and least known trove of life on earth that could have spinoffs from farming to pharmaceuticals, a U.N. report said on Wednesday.

Greater Efforts Needed to Save Amazon Rainforests
March 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

About 40 percent of the Amazon's rainforests could be lost by 2050 unless more is done to prevent what could become one of the world's worst environmental crisis, scientists said on Wednesday.

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