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Great Salt Lake May Return to Normal Level

The drought-shrunken Great Salt Lake could be back at its typical level in as few as two or three years, experts say. The U.S. Geological Survey automated gauge has recorded the level at about 4,195.5 feet above sea level for the past three weeks. That translates to a surface area of about 1,000 square miles. >> Read the Full Article

Montana Wildlife Officials Kill Nine Wolves

Federal wildlife managers killed nine wolves in just over a month for allegedly attacking or killing livestock in southwest Montana. >> Read the Full Article

On <I>Beyond Organic</I>: Slow Money Meets Slow Food

When venture capitalist Woody Tasch talks about “pushing money down the food chain,” he’s talking about patient support for small scale food companies working at the leading edge of green business. >> Read the Full Article

Swampy Part of New Orleans Turns into Dumping Ground

A swampy section of the city is becoming a dumping ground for paint cans, broken furniture, insulation and whatever else is in the rubble. From its beginnings, New Orleans has viewed the surrounding wetlands and Mississippi River as the logical places for its waste. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the city again is turning to the swamp. >> Read the Full Article

Dubai's Man-Made Islands Anger Environmentalists

Billion-dollar islands being built off the coast of Dubai offer wealthy tourists a chance to leave the world behind, but environmentalists say the Gulf's delicate marine ecosystem is paying the price for this perfect escape. >> Read the Full Article

Australia Rules Out New Post-Kyoto Limits

Australia said on Monday negotiating new greenhouse gas emission levels for the Kyoto Protocol is a waste of time, dampening hopes a major environment meeting in Canada will set new targets beyond 2012. >> Read the Full Article

Africa Lakes under Strain as Populations Rise

Africa's 600-plus lakes are under unprecedented strain from rising populations and must be managed better if demand for fresh water is not to stir instability, a U.N. report published on Monday said. >> Read the Full Article

Report Says Keeping Public Lands Open for Grazing Costs $123 Million a Year

Federal agencies spend at least $123 million a year to keep public lands open to livestock grazing, according to a government report that environmentalists say bolsters their argument that grazing should be limited. >> Read the Full Article

McDonald's Brews a Java War

McDonald's Corp. is giving a jolt to the New England coffee market. Starting next week, the fast-food chain will replace its brew in all 600 New England stores with Newman's Own Organics Blend produced by Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. in Waterbury, Vt. >> Read the Full Article

Intel's New Process To Reduce Water Use at Microchip Plant Several Years Away

Intel's Community Environmental Working Group hosted a presentation on technology that has the potential to reduce water use at the microchip plant by up to 80 percent and virtually eliminate harmful solvents. >> Read the Full Article