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Heatwave Study May Fuel Global Warming Lawsuits

A study of a 2003 heatwave in Europe may give Pacific islanders and environmentalists new ammunition for legal cases blaming the United States for global warming, advocates said on Thursday. >> Read the Full Article

Canada Bans Greenland, Faroese Fishing Boats

Canada said Thursday it had banned fishing boats from Greenland and the Faroe Islands from its ports because of their "highly irresponsible" overfishing of shrimp stocks outside Canadian waters. >> Read the Full Article

Brazil Garbage Dump Could Be Climate Trailblazer

A Brazilian garbage dump could be a trailblazer for thousands of projects in developing nations under a U.N. plan to battle global warming, a Norwegian company said Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article

New Jersey Supreme Court Calls Off Bear Hunt Four Days Before Start of Season

The state's highest court called off New Jersey's bear hunt Thursday, four days before the season is scheduled to start. >> Read the Full Article

Poverty, Graft at Root of Philippine Tragedy

Saturnino Monreal remembers when there were more large trees than people around his village on the eastern Philippine coast, close to where hundreds have died in floods and landslides this week. >> Read the Full Article

Energy Remains Challenge for Bush

Among the challenges facing President Bush in his second term is a big one left over from his first: energy. >> Read the Full Article

AK Steel to Pay $300,000 to Settle Butler, Pa., Environmental Violations

AK Steel, already operating under a 2001 consent order that required it to stop discharging tons of pollutants into Connoquenessing Creek, has agreed to pay $300,000 to settle additional charges it violated federal and state hazardous waste, air and water standards at its specialty steel mill in Butler. >> Read the Full Article

Florida Buys Portion of Blackwater River State Forest

The Blackwater River State Forest will expand after the Florida Division of Forestry purchased a large swath of privately owned land located in the middle of the forest. >> Read the Full Article

Once-Cozy Company Town Divided on Plan to Sell Water to Nestle

It's fitting that the snowcapped crown of Mount Shasta looms over this old lumber town like spring water promotion -- two major bottling plants are located at its base and a third is on the way. >> Read the Full Article