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International Paper, New York State to Hear Concerns on Conservation Deal

International Paper Co. and state officials will meet soon with leaders of four towns that opposed their property being included in a conservation deal between the two. >> Read the Full Article

Canada Bans Greenland, Faroese Fishing Boats

Canada said Thursday it had banned fishing boats from Greenland and the Faroe Islands from its ports because of their "highly irresponsible" overfishing of shrimp stocks outside Canadian waters. >> Read the Full Article

Brazil Garbage Dump Could Be Climate Trailblazer

A Brazilian garbage dump could be a trailblazer for thousands of projects in developing nations under a U.N. plan to battle global warming, a Norwegian company said Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article

New Jersey Supreme Court Calls Off Bear Hunt Four Days Before Start of Season

The state's highest court called off New Jersey's bear hunt Thursday, four days before the season is scheduled to start. >> Read the Full Article

Poverty, Graft at Root of Philippine Tragedy

Saturnino Monreal remembers when there were more large trees than people around his village on the eastern Philippine coast, close to where hundreds have died in floods and landslides this week. >> Read the Full Article

Energy Remains Challenge for Bush

Among the challenges facing President Bush in his second term is a big one left over from his first: energy. >> Read the Full Article

AK Steel to Pay $300,000 to Settle Butler, Pa., Environmental Violations

AK Steel, already operating under a 2001 consent order that required it to stop discharging tons of pollutants into Connoquenessing Creek, has agreed to pay $300,000 to settle additional charges it violated federal and state hazardous waste, air and water standards at its specialty steel mill in Butler. >> Read the Full Article

Florida Buys Portion of Blackwater River State Forest

The Blackwater River State Forest will expand after the Florida Division of Forestry purchased a large swath of privately owned land located in the middle of the forest. >> Read the Full Article

Creative Gift-Giving Ideas that are Easy on the Planet AND Your Wallet

Are you sick of the same old dilemma? You feel obligated to buy gifts you can't afford for people who won't like them only to imagine them ending up in some landfill anyway? Or after you meticulously unwrap each of your gifts to save the paper for 'next time' your Aunt Edith throws it out anyway? >> Read the Full Article