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Fishers Brainstorm Strategies to Defeat Proposed Restrictions in U.S. Virgin Islands

About 100 fishers met this week to brainstorm strategies to defeat proposals that would ban the fishing of a handful of popular species. >> Read the Full Article

E.U. Trio and Iran Fail to Reach Nuclear Deal

France, Britain, and Germany failed to reach a deal with Iran on Wednesday under which Tehran would scrap its uranium enrichment program in exchange for nuclear power technology, but the two sides agreed to meet again. >> Read the Full Article

As Oil Hits a High of $55, Who's in Pain, Who Stands to Gain?

While Americans wince as they fill up their SUVs with $2-a-gallon gasoline, market forces are smiling on the Saudi Arabias and Exxon Mobils of the world. >> Read the Full Article

Corporate and Environmentalist Alliance Buys Sensitive Coast Land in Mexican Nature Reserve

A newly formed international partnership for wetland restoration launched its first environmental protection effort this week donating US$750,000 (euro585,000) to the purchase of a 1.1-mile (1.8-km) stretch of sensitive beach on Mexico's Caribbean coast. >> Read the Full Article

Biological Weapons Pose Major Threat, Say U.K. Scientists

Biological weapons that can wipe out whole populations pose one of the biggest threats to the world today, yet remain almost completely uncontrolled, the British Medical Association said this week. >> Read the Full Article

Hurricanes Flood Florida's Lake Okeechobee, Experts Fear Long-Term Problems

Standing on an airboat, state biologist Donald Fox surveyed the dying, bare stalks peeking out of the coffee-brown lake water. >> Read the Full Article

Greece Insists on Decision to Block E.U. Plans Penalizing Polluters

Greece said on Wednesday it would never retreat from its decision to block European Union proposals setting minimum punishments for shipping companies and captains responsible for oil slicks. >> Read the Full Article

Environmentalists Sue Over Changes in Wildlife Protections

Environmental groups filed a federal lawsuit this week to reverse a Bush administration decision to set aside Reagan-era rules aimed at protecting wildlife in national forests. >> Read the Full Article

Global Fishing Trade Takes Jobs and Food From Poor, Says U.N.

Governments must do more to protect their fishers from being crowded out of the water by industrial fleets that export their catch rather than feed locals and take away jobs, a U.N. human rights investigator said this week. >> Read the Full Article

Brazilian Wins Miss Earth Beauty Pageant

Priscilla Meirelles, a medical student from Brazil, was named Miss Earth 2004 recently, winning a beauty pageant that promotes environmental concerns. >> Read the Full Article