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Canada Court Deals Blow to Natives Seeking Rights

Canada's Supreme Court dealt two major blows Wednesday to native Indian groups who are seeking more control over large tracts of land and resources as a way of escaping grinding poverty. >> Read the Full Article

Antarctic Has Strong Ecosystem, Scientists Discover

An expansive ecosystem of knee-high mud volcanoes, snowy microbial mats and flourishing clam communities lies beneath the collapsed Larsen Ice Shelf in Antarctica, say researchers. The discovery made in February in a deep glacial trough in the northwestern Weddell Sea was detailed this week in Eos, the weekly newspaper of the American Geophysical Union. >> Read the Full Article

Let the Real Climate Debate Begin -- A Guest Commentary

The global warming debate is over – the Earth is warming because of human activities. So say 11 National Academies of Science from around the world together with virtually all of the world’s climate scientists, California Governor Schwarzenegger, and even most of major oil companies. >> Read the Full Article

Arkansas Poultry Farmers Say Lawsuit over Chicken Waste Could Doom Industry

Poultry farmer Gene Pharr scoffs at the thought of chicken droppings as hazardous waste. Poultry waste spread along the Ozark Mountains has turned the region into a lush green, he says. And chickens have made this corner of Arkansas truly prosperous. >> Read the Full Article

An Unlikely Alliance for Renewable Energy Plan

In a rare show of agreement, environmentalists joined utility executives Tuesday in praising an Illinois plan to generate more electricity from renewable sources, especially the wind. >> Read the Full Article

American Biofuels is Expanding its Production Facility in Bakersfield

American Biofuels, which is 35% owned by Green Star Products, Inc., announced today its decision to expand its biodiesel production facility in Bakersfield, California, to 10-million gallons per year before the end of 2005. >> Read the Full Article

Scientists Find Antarctic Has Strong Ecosystem

An expansive ecosystem of knee-high mud volcanoes, snowy microbial mats and flourishing clam communities lies beneath the collapsed Larsen Ice Shelf in Antarctica, say researchersThe discovery made in February in a deep glacial trough in the northwestern Weddell Sea was detailed this week in Eos, the weekly newspaper of the American Geophysical Union. >> Read the Full Article

California Firms Adapt to New Electronic-Waste Recycling Rules

California's pioneering electronic-waste recycling law was as confusing for the big recycling operators as it was for collectors and consumers when it went into force at the beginning of the year. But after struggling with vague regulations and burdensome red tape during the first six months of operation, recyclers say the system is starting to work. >> Read the Full Article

Toxic Algae Poisons More than 150 People on Italian Coast

More than 150 beach-goers required treatment in the northwestern town of Genoa for high fever and breathing problems after inhaling a toxin produced by a tropical algae, officials said Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

Population of Endangered Woodpecker Rises

Working by flashlight in a Georgia pine forest, wildlife biologists carefully position nets over tree cavities 30 to 40 feet above ground. Soon there's a rustling in the darkness, and they manage to catch one red-cockaded woodpecker. Biologist Jim Cox then attaches aluminum leg bands that will help track the bird's movements. >> Read the Full Article