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Week in Review: February 28th - March 4th

Several stories this week provide a sobering glimpse at the impact of the American way of life on human health and the environment. >> Read the Full Article

Biologists Fret as Mexico Butterfly Numbers Dive

A plunge in the number of monarch butterflies migrating from the United States and Canada to Mexican winter colonies has experts worried logging and pesticides are endangering the fragile insects. >> Read the Full Article

House, Senate Can't Agree On Wildlife Fund

The fate of the wildlife trust fund is up in the air today following the failure of a conference committee Wednesday to reach agreement over the two different versions of the bill. >> Read the Full Article

Government Sets Conditions for Importing Beluga Caviar, Proposes Coral Protections

The government is setting conditions for trade in beluga caviar, saying exporting countries must give the United States assurances that they can conserve populations of beluga sturgeon. >> Read the Full Article

Washington Wary as New Predator Creeps Closer

They're smart, adaptive, secretive and operate under cover of darkness. Alert and wary, they've now been spotted less than 3 miles from the White House. >> Read the Full Article

Unusual Life Forms Found at New Hydrothermal Vents in Atlantic

A strange world of see-through shrimp, crabs and other life forms teems around a newly explored field of thermal vents near the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, scientists report. >> Read the Full Article

Calif. AG Sues Over Giant Sequoia Plan

California's attorney general sued the Bush administration Thursday over its management plan for the Giant Sequoia National Monument, home to two-thirds of the world's largest trees. >> Read the Full Article

ENN Weekly: February 28th - March 4th

Several stories this week provide a sobering glimpse at the impact of the American way of life on human health and the environment. >> Read the Full Article

Brazil Approves Law to Legalize Genetically Modified Crops

Brazilian agribusiness won a key victory after lawmakers cleared the way for rules to permit genetically modified crops and allow Monsanto Co. to sell its popular modified soy seed in Latin America's largest nation, the country's agriculture minister said Thursday. >> Read the Full Article

Cooking Linked to Possible Climate Changes

The major source of potentially climate-changing soot in the air over south Asia is home cooking fires, according to a team of Indian and American researchers. >> Read the Full Article