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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

Clean-up To Begin at Canada Mine Near Olympic Site

British Columbia launched a $22 million project Thursday to clean the water flowing from a former mine that is one of North America's worst sources of heavy metal pollution. >> Read the Full Article

Forests Could Be Key to Curbing Global Warming

Effective control of forest fires may prove crucial in the fight against global warming since blazes from Alaska to Indonesia spew out vast amounts of heat-trapping gases, Canadian foresters said on Thursday. >> Read the Full Article

The Week in Review in Business and Industry, February 28-March 4

This week in the world of business and industry, we saw the effects of sport and recreation -- a multi-billion dollar industry in the US -- on the environment. >> Read the Full Article

Rescuers Struggle to Save Trapped Whales in Russian Far East

Rescuers armed with fuel-powered saws hacked through the ice near Russia's far eastern territories Wednesday in a desperate bid to save the lives of three whales thrashing about in confined holes in the freezing Sea of Okhotsk, Russian media reported. >> Read the Full Article

'Clear Skies' Bill Decried in N.C.

Federal legislation would undermine North Carolina's efforts to reduce pollution blowing across the mountains from other states, businesspeople and lawmakers from Western North Carolina said Tuesday. They urged the state's congressional delegation to oppose it. >> Read the Full Article