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Pacific Islanders Move To Escape Global Warming

Rising seas have forced 100 people on a Pacific island to move to higher ground in what may be the first example of a village formally displaced because of modern global warming, a U.N. report said Monday. >> Read the Full Article

Low Funding Slows Va. Oyster Restoration

Limited federal funds and a dearth of baby oysters will slow efforts at restoring native oysters in Virginia's waters. While Congress recently approved just more than $1 million for the Army Corps of Engineers to pursue oyster restoration work in 2006, it is the smallest allocation since 2003. >> Read the Full Article

Canker Program Has Citrus Nurseries Near 'Collapse'

A Florida citrus industry already punished by disease and natural disaster could be facing another big problem in a few years: no young trees to replace the ones that have been lost. >> Read the Full Article

Scientists Discover New Hydrothermal Vents

Scientists exploring the world's sea floor have discovered new super-hot, mineral-rich geysers belching from the southern Atlantic, Arctic and Indian oceans. >> Read the Full Article

Chevron, Conoco To Buy Land as Part of Pollution Settlement

Two energy companies with gas stations and oil processing facilities throughout New Jersey announced a settlement Monday with state officials to buy nearly 450 acres of land for preservation. >> Read the Full Article

Movie Star Leonardo DiCaprio To Produce Environmental Documentary

He showed up at the Oscars in a hybrid car and lobbied loudly for worldwide access to clean water. Now actor-activist Leonardo DiCaprio is making a documentary about global environmental issues. He has started production on "11th Hour," a feature-length film that explores global warming and offers solutions for restoring the planet's ecosystems, publicist Keleigh Thomas said Monday. >> Read the Full Article

On <I>Beyond Organic</I>: Junk Food in Hospitals?

Does the image of a fast food restaurant in a school bother you? How does going out for a bacon double cheeseburger and some fries at your nearest children’s hospital sound? Astoundingly, 24 percent of pediatric hospitals in North America have a fast food outlet in them according to a recent study by Canadian health experts. >> Read the Full Article

Scientists to Study Acid Rain, Smokies

Scientists plan to study soil this spring in high elevations of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park -- the area most affected by acid rain and other environmental problems, officials say. >> Read the Full Article

Endangered Siberian Tiger, Other Rare Species, at Risk from Chinese Chemical Spill

It's time for Volya the tiger to open wide and say "ahhh" so experts can see how the 1 1-2-year-old cub is recovering from an operation that saved her life after she was shot in the head by poachers who killed her mother. >> Read the Full Article

U.N. Talks Seen Averting Deadlines for Climate Pact

U.N. climate talks in Canada are likely to avoid setting a target date for agreeing a successor for the U.N.'s Kyoto Protocol, disappointing environmentalists who want a 2008 deadline, delegates said Monday. >> Read the Full Article