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Periwinkle Snails Harming Louisiana Marshes

Having suffered the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina in August, Louisiana's dwindling coastline must deal with another nemesis: the marble-sized periwinkle snail. >> Read the Full Article

Chemical Levels Rise in Russian River

Khabarovsk, Russia, a city of about 580,000 people, braces for the arrival of the toxic mix of chemicals that spilled from an upriver Chinese factory last month. >> Read the Full Article

Indian Ocean Nations Prepare for Next Tsunami

The next time a tsunami strikes the Indian Ocean rim, an early warning system should detect it and trigger warnings in time to millions living in coastal communities. >> Read the Full Article

China Aims To Improve Safe Water Availability by 2010

China expects to bring potable water to 100 million rural residents by 2010, a state newspaper said on Monday, but that would still leave more than 200 million people with unsafe supplies. >> Read the Full Article

Ancient Tribe Battles To Remain in Kalahari Reserve

Clans of hunter-gathers in Botswana's stark, desert plains are locked in a bitter dispute over their right to remain in what has been declared a wildlife reserve. >> Read the Full Article

U.S. Greenhouse Gases Rose Two Percent

Emissions of gases blamed for warming the atmosphere grew by 2 percent in the United States last year, the Energy Department reported Monday. >> Read the Full Article

Greenpeace Buys Tons of Illegally Cut Brazilian Wood, Delivers it to Police

Environmental activists parked a truckload of illegally cut Amazon hardwood in front of a police station in Brazil's largest city on Monday to demonstrate how easy it is to skirt the law. >> Read the Full Article

Chinese Companies, World Bank Sign $930 Million Deal To Sell Pollution Credits

A World Bank fund will buy pollution credits from two Chinese chemical companies under a plan that lets richer countries meet commitments to cut greenhouse gas emissions by paying for reductions in poorer economies. >> Read the Full Article

Wyoming Launches Cloud-Seeding Project

Wyoming is embarking on an $8.8 million, five-year cloud-seeding project that aims to bolster mountain snowpack, and possibly yield proof of whether cloud seeding actually works. >> Read the Full Article

U.S. Democrats To Fight Arctic Oil in Defense Bill

Senate Democrats Monday threatened a filibuster to stop Republicans from adding language to a must-pass defense spending bill that would allow oil drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. >> Read the Full Article