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Scientists Say Maine Coast Has Gas Fields
December 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The Maine coast has dozens of methane gas fields on the ocean bottom where mud-trapped gas occasionally bubbles to the surface, according to a team of University of Maine scientists.

BLM To Zap Pest Plants
December 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Joe Baird, Salt Lake Tribune

The Bureau of Land Management is getting aggressive in a bid to deal with the growing problem of invasive plant species in the West.

Mining Company Drops Cyanide Plans
December 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Rocky Barker, Idaho Statesman

Desert Mineral Mining has decided to use an alternative process for leaching gold from ore so it won't be needing the cyanide mining permit it got in August.

Kosovo Could One Day Be Self-Sufficient, U.N. Envoy Says
December 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Irwin Arieff, Reuters

Kosovo has enough natural resources, including low-grade coal, to one day make it economically self-sufficient, the United Nations mediator for the disputed Serb province said.

Russia's Indigenous People Fear the Worst as Toxic Spill Enters Fishing Waters
December 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Yuras Karmanau, Associated Press

A shamanic legend holds that when fish disappear from the mighty Amur River, so will the Nanai indigenous people disappear from Earth.

On Beyond Organic: Best of 2005
December 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Icicle Networks

The Beyond Organic one-hour radio show airs every Wednesday at 10 a.m. (PST), reaching thousands of listeners across North America via traditional radio stations, satellite radio, webcasting and podcasting.

Study Finds Climate Change May Melt Permafrost
December 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Climate change could melt the top 11 feet of Alaska permafrost by the end of the century, according to a new study.

Defiant British Foxhunters Take to the Field
December 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Peter Graff, Reuters

British hunters galloped through fields and forests on the year's biggest hunting day on Monday in a show of defiance at a newly introduced ban on the age-old custom of killing foxes with packs of dogs.

Environmental Security in a Post-Tsunami World -- A Guest Commentary
December 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Chris Haila, WWF

Climate change is perhaps one of the greatest threats to our survival. Many governments, unfortunately, are reluctant to come to grips with the global climatic changes we are facing.

British Biologist Uses Carbon Trading To Grow Forests
December 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Clarence Fernandez, Reuters

British biologist Ian Swingland took up the idea of trading commodities to fund afforestation programs after he witnessed the devastation caused by logging in the Malaysian rainforests of Borneo in 1998.

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