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Australia's Reefs Face Bleaching Risk

A bout of coral bleaching hitting Australia's Great Barrier Reef could be as bad as an episode in 2001-2002 that affected 60 percent of the reef, scientists warned Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

Unique Australian Trees Endangered

The only known wild stand of a tree species dating to Jurassic times has been endangered by a deadly disease probably introduced by an unauthorized hiker, a government official said Monday. >> Read the Full Article

Global Warming Demands Urgent Solutions, Scientists Say

The world must halt greenhouse gas emissions and reverse them within two decades or watch the planet spiralling towards destruction, scientists said on Monday. >> Read the Full Article

On <I>Beyond Organic</I> -- Farmer John Goes Hollywood

Midwestern farmer John Peterson has been called a maverick, a philosopher and a devil worshipper for his approach to life, art and organic vegetable growing. Now, his story is hitting the big screen as a documentary film. >> Read the Full Article

North Carolina Sues TVA, Citing Air Pollution as Public Nuisance

North Carolina's attorney general sued the Tennessee Valley Authority on Monday, accusing the nation's largest federal utility of causing a public nuisance in his state by failing to reduce pollution from its coal-fired power plants. >> Read the Full Article

EPA Strikes Pollution Deal with Factory-Style Animal Farms

The Bush administration will let thousands of factory-style farms escape severe penalties for fouling the air and water with animal excrement in exchange for data to help curb future pollution. >> Read the Full Article

Stray Dog Kills Japanese Man in Romanian Capital

As many as 100,000 stray dogs are thought to live on the streets of Bucharest, a feral reminder of communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu's orders to bulldoze hundreds of houses in the capital during the 1980s. >> Read the Full Article

California Starts Monitoring Air Pollution in Farm Town Plagued by Pesticides, Smog

With crop dusters buzzing the skies above, spray rigs stalking the fields and the occasional pesticide drift that hospitalizes scores of people, airborne chemicals are a fact of life in the little farm towns of the San Joaquin Valley. >> Read the Full Article

Team Finds Rare Sandpipers in Bangladesh

At least 11 rare spoon-billed sandpipers have been discovered along the coast of Bangladesh, scientists said Friday, raising hopes for the survival of the birds. >> Read the Full Article

Lawmaker Calls for Official Status for Humuhumunukunukuapuaa

Everyone thought the humuhumunukunukuapuaa was Hawaii's state fish. As it turns out, the brightly colored fish with the excessively long name has been dethroned. >> Read the Full Article