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Vanishing Islands -- An ENN Commentary

In a few weeks millions of viewers will be tuning in to Survivor-Palau to see which of 18 castaways will be the last to be voted off one of Palau's beautiful Rock Islands. Yet a far more consequential contest of survival is taking place in Palau and all of the world's 100,000 plus islands. Will these islands themselves be voted off the planet? >> Read the Full Article

Brazil Awards Disputed Area to Slain Nun's Project

The government on Friday awarded a disputed patch of Amazon rainforest to a sustainable development project championed by the slain American nun Dorothy Stang. >> Read the Full Article

Canada Close to Emissions Deal with Car Makers

Canada said Friday it was close to signing a voluntary pact with major automobile makers to cut emissions and made it clear it was rejecting calls to impose binding limits. >> Read the Full Article

EU Must Compromise on Nuke Issues, Says Iran Official

The European Union must be prepared to reach a compromise with Tehran that will keep Iran's nuclear enrichment programme in place, a senior Iranian official says. >> Read the Full Article

Scientists Study Drop in Blue King Crab Populations

A groundbreaking experiment to learn more about blue king crab larvae has produced surprising results for research fishery biologist Brad Stevens and his team. >> Read the Full Article

Vanishing Islands

(By Duane Silverstein) In a few weeks millions of viewers will be tuning in to Survivor-Palau to see which of 18 castaways will be the last to be voted off one of Palau's... >> Read the Full Article

Citrus Growers Gearing Up for Canker Issues

Florida's farmers have a range of issues they hope to sway the Florida Legislature on this year, ranging from increased property rights to sales tax exemptions. >> Read the Full Article

EU Defuses Row with US over Wood Packaging Insects

EU agriculture ministers agreed on Monday to delay new wood packaging rules aimed at keeping out tree-eating insects that the United States has complained would disrupt $80 billion worth of its exports, officials said. >> Read the Full Article

Jury Deliberates Case of Alleged Clean Water Act Violation

A federal jury begins deliberations today in the case against a Vancleave developer, his daughter and an engineer accused of violating the Clean Water Act. >> Read the Full Article

Emerald Isle's Visitors Seek Beach Access

Day visitors will face a long walk to enjoy parts of Emerald Isle's wider beach this spring. Pathways to the shore are plentiful, but parking isn't. >> Read the Full Article