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Permafrost May Be Shrinking Arctic Lakes

Arctic lakes are shrinking, and melting permafrost brought on by higher temperatures may be the reason, according to a research paper. >> Read the Full Article

Mayors from Around World Sign 'Urban Environmental Accords'

Mayors from around the world on Sunday signed an international treaty calling for increased use of public transportation and drastic cuts to the amount of trash sent to landfills. >> Read the Full Article

Study Looks at Yellowstone Roads, Bison

Roads groomed for snowmobiles and snowcoaches in Yellowstone National Park are not the key factor influencing bison distribution and numbers in the park, a researcher said. >> Read the Full Article

New Logging Permits Banned in Amazon State with Rampant Deforestation

New logging permits were suspended Friday in a huge Amazon state where the rain forest is being cleared at an ever increasing rate, a day after police launched a crackdown on official corruption. >> Read the Full Article

Britain Promises to Make G-8 Summit Environmentally Friendly

World leaders gathering for a summit of the G-8 group of wealthy nations in Scotland next month will do so without contributing to global warming, Britain's government promised. >> Read the Full Article

State Collects Stamp Fees to Boost Sportfishing, but Keeps Funds on the Hook

California has reeled in more than $2.5 million over the past year and a half from the $5 stamps anglers must buy to fish in the Delta and Sacramento Valley rivers -- a pot of money that's supposed to boost sportfishing. >> Read the Full Article

Star Wars Spoof Touts Organic Produce, Angers Conventional Farmers

An online video spoof of Star Wars that touts organic produce with characters like Chewbroccoli and Obi Wan Cannolies not have everybody in the produce industry smiling. >> Read the Full Article

MFC Plans First 'Social Responsibility' Fund

MFC Asset Management Plc next month plans to introduce the first "socially responsible" fund to be offered in Thailand. The aim of the MFC Environmentally and Socially Responsible Investment Fund is to generate sustainable returns while also supporting companies that gave a priority to "social investment", according to president Pichit Akrathit. >> Read the Full Article

California Collects Stamp Fees to Boost Sportfishing, but Keeps Funds on the Hook

California has reeled in more than $2.5 million over the past year and a half from the $5 stamps anglers must buy to fish in the Delta and Sacramento Valley rivers -- a pot of money that's supposed to boost sportfishing. >> Read the Full Article

Mohawk Paper to Use Wind Power

Mohawk Paper, a family-owned paper manufacturer, has announced it will begin using 45 million kilowatt hours (kWh) pollution-free wind power annually to run its two mills in New York, as well as a newly purchased facility in Ohio. >> Read the Full Article