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Brazil Plans Vast Amazon Reserve to Stem Logging

Brazil's president Thursday decreed the creation of one of the world's largest environmental protection areas in the Amazon to combat illegal logging and rising violence after the killing of a prominent U.S. human rights activist. >> Read the Full Article

Delray Workers Plant Endangered Native Vine to Prevent Dune Erosion

They're just little white flowers, but they have a lot of power when it comes to restoring dunes. >> Read the Full Article

Gulf States Talk about Reducing the Shrimp Fleet to Aid Struggling Shrimpers

Despite winning tariffs on imports of farm-raised shrimp from six Asian and South American nations this year, Southern shrimpers are still struggling and are now considering whether to limit the number of boats trawling for shrimp in the Gulf of Mexico. >> Read the Full Article

ENN Weekly: February 14th - 18th

After seven years of often-contentious debate, the Kyoto climate treaty went into effect on Wednesday with 141 nations on board. >> Read the Full Article

EPA Terminates Contract with Computer Recycling Firm

A large company that employs federal prisoners has lost a contract to recycle computers for the federal government, after a challenge from small, privately owned recyclers who said the $800 million corporation represented unfair competition. >> Read the Full Article

Boosting Wind-Energy Standards to Mean 'Significant New Benefits,' Group Says

The time is ripe for members of the Texas Legislature to approve a bill increasing renewable energy production standards, Public Citizen of Texas say. >> Read the Full Article

The Week in Review in Business and Industry, February 14-18

The world reacted to the beginning of the Kyoto era this week. >> Read the Full Article

Farmland Advocate Promotes Agricultural Easements

A local farmland advocate wants to gauge the community's interest in preserving farmland through voluntary agricultural easements. >> Read the Full Article

Tenth Shipment of Reprocessed Japanese Nuclear Waste Heading Home

Reprocessed nuclear waste headed for Japan was loaded aboard a ship Thursday for the nearly two-month journey home, France's state-run reprocessing plant said. >> Read the Full Article

California Elks Will Be Sent to Roam Free

Dozens of tule elk will be sent to areas where they can roam freely, from the northern Coast Ranges to the southern Sierra Nevada, in an attempt to restore a native California species that has rebounded from the brink of extinction. >> Read the Full Article