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U.S. Must Address Global Warming, Bush Ally Says

Former U.S. Secretary of State James Baker, a close ally of the Bush family, broke ranks with the Bush administration Thursday and called for the United States to get serious about global warming. >> Read the Full Article

Texas Geologist Helps Fix Water Problem in Nepal

Linda Smith, a research scientist at the University of Texas at Dallas, and Tai-chyi Shei, a UTD doctoral student, shows off a simple solution to arsenic found in groundwater in Nepalese villages: a filter made of gravel, sand, iron nails and shards of brick. >> Read the Full Article

Right to Name New Monkey Sells for $650G

The right to name a new species of monkey sold Thursday for $650,000 in an online auction, with the funds going to protect the Bolivian habitat where the species lives, the Web site that handled the sale said. >> Read the Full Article

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