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Brazil's President Creates Massive Forest Reserves after Killing of American Nun

Brazil's president ordered the creation of two massive new rain forest reserves Thursday amid increasing pressure to protect a lawless Amazon region from violent loggers and ranchers after the killing last weekend of an American nun who fought to protect the jungle. >> Read the Full Article

Calif. Elks Will Be Sent to Roam Free

Dozens of tule elk will be sent to areas where they can roam freely, from the northern Coast Ranges to the southern Sierra Nevada, in an attempt to restore a native California species that has rebounded from the brink of extinction. >> Read the Full Article

Dream or Nightmare?

(By James Quigley) Let's imagine a modern day Rip Van Winkle, Washington Irving's fabled character who fell asleep for twenty years. To what kind of a world would he awaken in 2025, two decades from now? >> Read the Full Article

Rampant Lobster Disease Mystifies Scientists

Scientists and fishermen tried to tackle the problem of Southern New England's dying lobsters yesterday afternoon, but after hours of talk it looked like they were stuck in the first 15 minutes of a crime-scene mystery. >> Read the Full Article

Frenchville Residents Get Update on Odorous Manure

Residents of this St. John Valley town plagued by smells emanating from a chicken manure composting facility north of the border were looking for answers Wednesday morning. What they learned was that Canadian environmental agencies are studying the problem. >> Read the Full Article

Bill to Keep Animals, Children out of Antifreeze Endorsed

The New Mexico Senate Public Affairs Committee on Tuesday unanimously endorsed a bill that would require a bittering agent to be put in antifreeze. >> Read the Full Article

City Asked to Pick Sides on Toxics

Environmentalists and business people squared off before the Eugene City Council on Monday, arguing either for or against a proposed expansion in the city's hazardous chemical reporting law. >> Read the Full Article

Solar Project on the Hot Spot

The chairman of the Nevada Senate Commerce Committee, state Sen. Randolph Towsend, on Wednesday questioned a representative of a solar power development company, Solargenix Energy, about its stalled plans to develop a 50-megawatt, solar thermal power plant in the Eldorado Valley outside of Boulder City. >> Read the Full Article

Firm Ready to Bet on Nuclear Power

Nuclear power may be coming back into vogue in the United States, and companies are looking to jump in. >> Read the Full Article

Groups Oppose Ethanol Proposal

As Wisconsin legislators sift through the science behind ethanol and its proposed use in automobile fuel statewide, some high-profile environmental groups are denouncing the "green" alternative, saying it causes more harm than good. >> Read the Full Article