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Nations Debate Approaches to Greener Development

Producers of half the world's "greenhouse" gases are angling for more private investment to create cleaner energy technologies and help slow global warming. >> Read the Full Article

Researchers Explore Timber Aroma 'Tags'

Timber researchers hope to create wood sniffers that could track lumber from forest to front-room furniture the way bloodhounds track criminals -- by their scent. >> Read the Full Article

Grapes in California's Wine Country Expected To Survive Stormy Weather

Winter storms made a mess in California's wine country, but the rains were not expected to wash out the region's valuable grape crop, officials said. >> Read the Full Article

Organic Dairy Farming Profits Elusive

Making a profit from running an organic dairy operation can be difficult, a new study by researchers at the universities of Vermont and Maine shows. >> Read the Full Article

Study Concludes 'Double Whammy' Harms Murrelet

To protect the marbled murrelet, logging stopped across wide swaths of coastal old-growth forests in Oregon. >> Read the Full Article

Death Toll from Floods in Central Indonesia Rises to 57

Rescuers using their bare hands and basic tools struggled to reach stranded villagers and recovered dozens more corpses Tuesday as the death toll from flash floods in central Indonesia reached 57. >> Read the Full Article

Police Briefly Hold Greenpeace Activists Accusing France of Dumping Toxic Wastes in India

Police on Tuesday detained 13 Greenpeace activists outside the French Embassy in New Delhi, where they were accusing France of sending an old military aircraft carrier containing toxic waste to a shipbreaking yard in India. >> Read the Full Article

Trash Mounts as California Cleans up from Floods

Residents and businesses in Northern California towns cleared away debris Tuesday as Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger expanded his list of counties eligible for flood disaster funds. >> Read the Full Article

U.N. Moves To Block 2006 Caspian Sea Caviar Exports

The U.N. has effectively blocked caviar exports until producer countries gives better information on stock levels and illegal sales of the highly prized delicacy. >> Read the Full Article

Stockholm Tries out Traffic Tolls To Ease Congestion

Drivers had to pay a fee to enter Stockholm on Tuesday as the city started a seven-month trial of a contentious program designed to reduce traffic and cut pollution in the Swedish capital. >> Read the Full Article