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Earth's 'Lung,' the Amazon Forest, Breathes Uneasily in a Time of Climate Change

As the light plane banked left, the smell of smoke reached the cockpit. The landscape below was an ashen green, the sun above an orange glow behind sooty billows of gray. >> Read the Full Article

Council Votes to Restrict Bottom Trawling in Aleutian Islands

A federal fishing council moved to ban bottom trawling on more than 370,000 square miles off Alaska's Aleutian Islands to try to protect coral beds and other sensitive fish habitat. >> Read the Full Article

Report Warns Great Barrier Reef Could Die in 20 Years

It could take less that 20 years for rising sea temperatures caused by global warming to kill Australia's Great Barrier Reef, the world's largest chain of living coral, a newspaper reported Saturday. >> Read the Full Article

U.S. Wildlife Experts to Teach Brazilian Environmental Police

American wildlife experts will teach Brazil's federal police how to crack down on environmental crimes, the government said. >> Read the Full Article

Global Warming Treaty Set to Take Effect

After seven politically painful years, the Kyoto Protocol finally enters into force on Wednesday, reining in industrial emissions of carbon dioxide and other "greenhouse gases" in a first attempt to control climate change. >> Read the Full Article

Congressional Challenges in 2005 -- An ENN Commentary

With the official start of the second Bush administration, much of the environmental community's focus is on the actions of the Executive Branch. in both chambers of Congress has the potential to seriously weaken the nation's environmental laws... >> Read the Full Article

Senators Introduce Ocean Trash Bill

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators from coastal states introduced legislation Thursday calling for removal of the thousands of tons of ocean debris that wash up on U.S. shores each year. >> Read the Full Article

FPL to Build Solar Panels Thanks to Green Customers

Florida Power & Light Co. has signed on more than 10,000 customers for its renewable-energy program. >> Read the Full Article

More Trucks Likely to Come Under New CAFÉ Umbrella

Fuel-economy standards for light trucks will rise slightly in the next two years and could change dramatically as early as 2008, when new definitions of what constitutes a truck may take effect. >> Read the Full Article

Aleutian Oil Spill Now Biggest in Alaska Since 1989

A cargo ship that ran aground, split in two and poured fuel oil into the Bering Sea in December ranks as one of the biggest spills in Alaska, dwarfed only by the 1989 Exxon Valdez disaster, state environmental officials said Thursday. >> Read the Full Article