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Environmentalists Sue Bush Administration over New Forest Rules

Environmentalists sued the Bush administration on Thursday over new rules for managing the 192 million acres of national forests. >> Read the Full Article

Britain Criticizes US Climate Change Record

In another jab at its closest ally, Britain criticized U.S. environmental policy again on Thursday, urging the Bush administration to place climate change high on its agenda. >> Read the Full Article

Group Seeks Protection for Polar Bears

A conservation group filed a formal petition Wednesday seeking to list the polar bear as a threatened species under the federal Endangered Species Act, saying global warming could make it extinct by the end of the century. >> Read the Full Article

EPA Agrees to Consider Requiring Pollution Cuts in 13 Eastern States

The government agreed Thursday to decide by this summer whether it should force coal-fired power plants in 13 Eastern states to reduce unhealthy air pollution that also is blamed for obscuring views of the Smoky Mountains. >> Read the Full Article

Brazil's President Creates Massive Forest Reserves after Killing of American Nun

Brazil's president ordered the creation of two massive new rain forest reserves Thursday amid increasing pressure to protect a lawless Amazon region from violent loggers and ranchers after the killing last weekend of an American nun who fought to protect the jungle. >> Read the Full Article

ENN Weekly: February 14th - 18th

After seven years of often-contentious debate, the Kyoto climate treaty went into effect on Wednesday with 141 nations on board. >> Read the Full Article

Gulf States Talk about Reducing the Shrimp Fleet to Aid Struggling Shrimpers

Despite winning tariffs on imports of farm-raised shrimp from six Asian and South American nations this year, Southern shrimpers are still struggling and are now considering whether to limit the number of boats trawling for shrimp in the Gulf of Mexico. >> Read the Full Article

Calif. Elks Will Be Sent to Roam Free

Dozens of tule elk will be sent to areas where they can roam freely, from the northern Coast Ranges to the southern Sierra Nevada, in an attempt to restore a native California species that has rebounded from the brink of extinction. >> Read the Full Article

Brazil Plans Vast Amazon Reserve to Stem Logging

Brazil's president Thursday decreed the creation of one of the world's largest environmental protection areas in the Amazon to combat illegal logging and rising violence after the killing of a prominent U.S. human rights activist. >> Read the Full Article

Delray Workers Plant Endangered Native Vine to Prevent Dune Erosion

They're just little white flowers, but they have a lot of power when it comes to restoring dunes. >> Read the Full Article