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Beetles at Alaska Museum are Unsung Soldiers of Global Warming Research

The stench is overwhelming, a rancid sweetness that stings the eyes and lungs, clinging to hair and clothes like a vile perfume. This is the smell of global warming research at work. >> Read the Full Article

On <I>Beyond Organic</I> -- Katrina & Gulf Coast Farms

When Eric Morrow, an eighth generation strawberry grower, returned to his Ponchatoula, LA farm after Hurricane Katrina passed, he compared the damage to the impact of a nuclear bomb. >> Read the Full Article

In Norway, Break the Law and Live by a Beach

The Web site reads like an advertisement for a vacation home. "Is Bastoy the place for you?" it asks next to photographs of a sunset sparkling off the tranquil waters of the Oslo fjord and horses pulling sleighs over packed snow. >> Read the Full Article

U.S. Court OKs Bid to Block Burned Tree Logging

An environmental group may proceed with its bid to block harvesting of burned trees in the El Dorado National Forest because forest managers have not adequately assessed the effect of the logging on the California spotted owl. >> Read the Full Article

Brazil Expands Amazon Protection as Global Environmental Conference Starts

Brazil announced plans to expand protection of the Amazon rain forest, and its president on Monday called on wealthy nations to do more to protect the environment. >> Read the Full Article

Developers Encouraged to Turn to Experts to Restore Wetlands

The Bush administration is encouraging developers who destroy wetlands or streams and are required to replace them to pay other businesses to do the work. >> Read the Full Article

Local Governments Officially Accept Japanese Utility's Plan to Use Plutonium-Based Fuel

A nuclear power plant in southern Japan is expected to start using fuel made from weapons-grade plutonium in 2010 after local authorities accepted central government assurances about its safety and offered their approval. >> Read the Full Article

In Colrain, Forest Finds Protector in Self-Styled Naturalist

Muriel Russell would prefer this story not be told. It's about the Catamount State Forest, a rocky post-Revolutionary War homestead long abandoned by settlers for more farmable land. >> Read the Full Article

WMO Sees Link Between Global Warming and Hurricanes

There is growing evidence of a link between global warming and natural disasters such as droughts and flooding, the head of the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) said on Friday. >> Read the Full Article

Fishermen Seek End to Alaska Oil Spill Court Case

Fishermen whose livelihoods were devastated by the Exxon Valdez spill urged Exxon Mobil on the 17th anniversary of the accident Friday to pay a $4.5 billion penalty that has been mired in a legal dispute. >> Read the Full Article