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Warmer Temperatures Complicate Alaska's Iditarod
March 3, 2006 12:00 AM - Yereth Rosen, Reuters

Warmer weather in Alaska has prompted organizers of the Iditarod Trail sled dog race to divert the famed contest to a route with enough snow.

ENN Weekly: February 27th - March 3rd
March 3, 2006 12:00 AM - ENN

ENN rounds up the most important and compelling environmental news stories of the week. In the news February 27th - March 3rd: Proposed leniency for ethanol plants, logging looms large in Papua New Guinea, Alaska's Iditarod takes a new route, and much more.

The Myths and Facts of Freshwater
March 3, 2006 12:00 AM - Jamie Pittock, WWF International

(By Jamie Pittock) As thousands of participants gather in Mexico to attend the fourth World Water Forum, a multi-stakeholder meeting aimed at raising the awareness on international water issues and influencing water policy makers at the global level, they should know the myths and facts, and more importantly, practical solutions in addressing the planet’s water crisis.

Argentina Asks Uruguay to Halt Pulp Project 90 Days
March 2, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Argentine President Nestor Kirchner called Wednesday for a 90-day halt to the construction of two pulp mills in Uruguay that have sparked environmental concern.

Rhode Island Congressman Opposes Bid to Close Door on Wind Farms
March 2, 2006 12:00 AM - Timothy C. Barmann, Providence Journal

U.S. Sen. Lincoln D. Chafee (R-R.I.)has asked members of a congressional committee to reject a last-minute amendment that could kill a planned wind farm off the coast of Cape Cod.

Bush Plan to Sell Public Lands Assailed
March 2, 2006 12:00 AM - Noelle Straub, Montana Standard

Forest Service officials and Western lawmakers battled Tuesday over an administration proposal that would sell national forest lands to help pay for a rural schools program, as the vital 30-day public comment period began.

EPA Plans Cuts in Benzene, Other Air Toxics for Cars, Fuel, Containers
March 2, 2006 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

The government wants better built fuel cans, cleaner-starting engines in cold temperatures and a nearly 40 percent cut in benzene in gasoline to cut air toxics associated with gasoline.

Refilling Old Mines May Be Acceptable to Dispose of Coal Ash
March 2, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Using old mines may be an acceptable way to dispose of the ash from burning coal, but the process needs better monitoring, according to an analysis released Wednesday.

New U.S. Crop Seeks to Replace Imported Oils
March 2, 2006 12:00 AM - Harriet McLeod, Reuters

A small North Carolina-based specialty crops company is trying to turn a humble wildflower into a major new oilseed crop that could produce an alternative to coconut and palm oils.

Cape Verde: Tourism or Turtles?
March 2, 2006 12:00 AM - Olivier van Bogaert, WWF International

Every year, from late May to September, more than 3,000 loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta) come ashore on Cape Verde’s beaches, particularly at Ervatao beach, the third most important loggerhead nesting site in the world.

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