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Washington Wary as New Predator Creeps Closer
March 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Patricia Wilson, Reuters

They're smart, adaptive, secretive and operate under cover of darkness. Alert and wary, they've now been spotted less than 3 miles from the White House.

Unusual Life Forms Found at New Hydrothermal Vents in Atlantic
March 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press

A strange world of see-through shrimp, crabs and other life forms teems around a newly explored field of thermal vents near the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, scientists report.

ENN Weekly: February 28th - March 4th
March 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Carrie Schluter, ENN

Several stories this week provide a sobering glimpse at the impact of the American way of life on human health and the environment.

Corals Proposed for Endangered Listing for First Time
March 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The government is proposing to list two types of corals as endangered species, the first such listing for any coral.

Calif. AG Sues Over Giant Sequoia Plan
March 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Don Thompson, Associated Press

California's attorney general sued the Bush administration Thursday over its management plan for the Giant Sequoia National Monument, home to two-thirds of the world's largest trees.

Brazil Approves Law to Legalize Genetically Modified Crops
March 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Alan Clendenning, Associated Press

Brazilian agribusiness won a key victory after lawmakers cleared the way for rules to permit genetically modified crops and allow Monsanto Co. to sell its popular modified soy seed in Latin America's largest nation, the country's agriculture minister said Thursday.

Cooking Linked to Possible Climate Changes
March 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press

The major source of potentially climate-changing soot in the air over south Asia is home cooking fires, according to a team of Indian and American researchers.

Clean-up To Begin at Canada Mine Near Olympic Site
March 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Allan Dowd, Reuters

British Columbia launched a $22 million project Thursday to clean the water flowing from a former mine that is one of North America's worst sources of heavy metal pollution.

Forests Could Be Key to Curbing Global Warming
March 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Effective control of forest fires may prove crucial in the fight against global warming since blazes from Alaska to Indonesia spew out vast amounts of heat-trapping gases, Canadian foresters said on Thursday.

The Week in Review in Business and Industry, February 28-March 4
March 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

This week in the world of business and industry, we saw the effects of sport and recreation -- a multi-billion dollar industry in the US -- on the environment.

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