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'Organic' Battleground

Now that it is an annual $15 billion market in the United States, organic food is no longer considered a niche market. But it may be a battleground. >> Read the Full Article

Katrina Slams Outdoor Industry in Louisiana, Coastal Mississippi

Before Katrina, heaven was as close as the back porch for Tony and Edith Nata. With a wood-frame house on stilts over Lake Pontchartrain, the couple fished without ever leaving home. Louisiana lived up to its "Sportsman's Paradise" nickname every day at sunset. >> Read the Full Article

ACE Opens Environmental Risk Business in Europe

Global insurance specialist ACE is today launching ACE Environmental Risk to help European organizations better manage their environmental liabilities and risks in the face of increasing EU regulation. >> Read the Full Article

American Zoos and Aquariums Announce 'Audubon October'

New Orleans Audubon Nature Institute today announced "Audubon October," a month-long nationwide effort to save New Orleans' most cherished family institutions. >> Read the Full Article

Forest Service Says Court Order Stops Capitol Christmas Free, Other Projects

From cutting the Capitol Christmas tree to minor forest thinning, the U.S. Forest Service has put hundreds of small projects across the country on hold while it reviews a judge's ruling throwing out limits on the public's right to participate in forest decisions. >> Read the Full Article

New Orleans Seafood Safe To Eat Again, Experts Say

Fish from Lake Pontchartrain, the source of much of New Orleans' famous seafood, is safe to eat again after Hurricane Katrina, but lay off the oysters, state environmental experts said Friday. >> Read the Full Article

Global Sea Levels Could Rise 30 Centimeters by 2100, Study Finds

World sea levels could rise 30 centimetres (12 inches) by the end of the century and freak weather will become more common due to rapid global warming, according to a new study by a leading German research institute. >> Read the Full Article

South Korean Capital Unveils Stream Restored after Nearly 50 Years

Hundreds of South Koreans gathered in downtown Seoul on Saturday as the city officially reopened a stream that had been hidden under cement paving stones for nearly 50 years. >> Read the Full Article

Hawaii Creates State Marine Refuge in Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, Bans Fishing

Hawaii has banned fishing around the tiny islands and atolls of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, home to endangered Hawaiian monk seals and sea turtles. >> Read the Full Article

Smallest Creatures in Ocean Hold Valuable Secrets

Meet the smallest creature in the world's oceans: the humble microbe. It provides the planet with oxygen and helps combat global warming. A staggering number of the single-celled organisms live in the oceans which cover two-thirds of the globe, yet not enough is known about the role they play in the planet's health. >> Read the Full Article