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Brazil OKs Paving Amazon Road on Environment Day

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva gave the green light Monday to paving a controversial road through the Amazon rainforest, benefiting farmers and worrying environmentalists. >> Read the Full Article

Black Sea Summit Opens in Romanian Capital

Leaders of Black Sea countries met on Monday for a summit aimed at combatting the region's drug- and people-smuggling networks, finding ways of tackling pollution and discussing alternative energy routes. >> Read the Full Article

Mexico's 'Green Wall' Preserves, Protects Rio Grande

Mexico is creating an environmental reserve about 30 feet wide and 600 miles long on the Texas border, a "green wall" to protect the Rio Grande from the roads and staging areas that smugglers use to ferry drugs and migrants across the frontier. >> Read the Full Article

Recovery of Lake Offers Hope for Acid Rain-Ravaged Region

A crystalline Adirondack lake once held up as an example of a "dead" lake devastated by acid rain has now become a symbol of nature's ability to heal itself once pollutants are curbed. >> Read the Full Article

Greenpeace Says Brazilian Internet User Urged Killing Priests, Activists

Greenpeace has accused a man of urging readers of a popular social networking Web site to kill two priests and environmental activists opposed to the destruction of the Amazon rain forest by soy plantations. >> Read the Full Article

World's Key Deserts in Danger from Climate Change

Far from being barren wastelands, the deserts that occupy one quarter of the earth's land surface could be key sources of food and power, the United Nations said on Monday. >> Read the Full Article

Deal Reached on Columbia River Pollution Study

Canadian miner Teck Cominco Ltd. and U.S. environmental regulators said Friday they have struck deal in their cross-border fight over pollution in a Columbia River lake. >> Read the Full Article

New Generation of 'Green' Activists at U.S. Colleges

The new face of the U.S. environmental movement might well be Thomas Hand, who studied economics and auto repair at Vermont's Middlebury College, the better to refit cars to run on used vegetable oil instead of fossil fuel. >> Read the Full Article

Environment Groups Lobby against U.S. Ice Highway across Antarctica

An international coalition of environmental groups next week will lobby Antarctic Treaty nations to ask the United States to reconsider its 1,632-kilometer (1,020-mile) "ice highway" to the South Pole, constructed to bolster scientific study. >> Read the Full Article

Globe Confronts Warming As Emissions Grow

Britain and Sweden are on target for reducing global-warming gases, but other countries will have to toughen policies and rely on "carbon trading" to achieve their Kyoto Protocol goals by 2012, says a new U.N. report. >> Read the Full Article