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As Alaska's Fishing Fleet Ages, Newcomers Find the Price of Entry High

For what it's going to cost Justin Peeler to elbow his way into Southeast Alaska's fishing fleet, he could have gone to Harvard Medical School -- twice. >> Read the Full Article

Stop Bashing Us, Upset United States Tells Canada

The United States made an unprecedented foray into Canada's election campaign Tuesday, warning politicians not to bash Washington in their bid to win voter support on Jan. 23. >> Read the Full Article

Suit Challenges Salmon Listings in West

A California property rights group has filed a federal lawsuit challenging Endangered Species Act listings for salmon in four Western states. >> Read the Full Article

EU Commission Welcomes Compromise on Energy Consumption Targets

The European Commission welcomed the parliamentary approval Tuesday of watered-down plans to reduce energy consumption. >> Read the Full Article

Narwhal's Tusk is a Giant Sensor, Study Finds

The narwhal's mysterious spiral tusk works as a giant sensor to help it test water qualities and to smooch other narwhals, a U.S. researcher said Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

U.S., Canadian Officials Sign Great Lakes Water Pact

The leaders of eight U.S. states and two Canadian provinces signed a pact Tuesday blocking exports of water from the Great Lakes. >> Read the Full Article

Deal Restricts Hunting on Canada's Pacific Coast

Environmentalists have paid C$1.35 million ($1.2 million) to bar foreign sport hunters from a wilderness area on Canada's Pacific Coast, officials said Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

No Room at Cemetery, so Mayor Proposes a Ban on Death

There's no more room to bury the dead, they can't be cremated, and laws forbid a new cemetery. So the mayor of one Brazilian farm town has proposed a solution: outlaw death. >> Read the Full Article

Environmentalists To Appeal U.S. Border Fence Ruling

Environmental activists vowed to appeal a ruling allowing the U.S. to finish building a fence along the border with Mexico despite concerns that it would threaten a wildlife habitat. >> Read the Full Article

Research Project Reveals Industrial Pollution Inequities

A data analysis shows black Americans are 79 percent more likely than whites to live in neighborhoods where industrial pollution is suspected of posing the greatest health danger. >> Read the Full Article