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Brazil to Speed up 120 Infrastructure Projects

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva plans to hire more people and modify environmental laws to force through 120 stalled infrastructure projects in his second term, a senior Environment Ministry official said. >> Read the Full Article

Bosnian Rafters Say Paradise under Threat

A group of French peacekeepers rafting on a sunny October day through the spectacular gorge of the Neretva river are among the last of many tourists before the cold, rainy season. >> Read the Full Article

EPA Exempts Some Pesticide Use

The Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday that pesticides can be applied over and near bodies of water without a permit under the federal Clean Water Act. >> Read the Full Article

Hollywood Environmentalist Targets Middle America

Laurie David, producer of Al Gore's movie "An Inconvenient Truth," is taking her crusade to Middle America and Washington next year, setting her sights on convincing President Bush and average U.S. citizens to make changes to safeguard the planet. >> Read the Full Article

Environmentalists Seek Marine Protection for Parts of Northwest Atlantic

Parts of the northwest Atlantic Ocean stretching from Cape Cod in Massachusetts to the northeastern tip of Nova Scotia in Canada should be declared off-limits to fishing and other human activities in order to protect threatened marine species,. >> Read the Full Article

Crayfish Enact Dominance/Submission Rituals

Like dogs mounting one another or rolling onto their backs, crayfish act out elaborate rituals of dominance and submission, U.S. researchers reported Monday. >> Read the Full Article

Officials Investigate Contamination of Amur River in Russian Far East

Authorities in Russia's Far East were trying Tuesday to determine the source of chemical contamination in the Amur river, a regional official said. >> Read the Full Article

New Teeth for California's Great White Shark Tourism?

Every year, a few hundred adventurous tourists climb into a submerged cage off the remote Farallon Islands in hopes of encountering at least one of the 20 to 40 great white sharks that prowl the waters from September to November. >> Read the Full Article

Global Warming Said to Be Killing Some Species

Animal and plant species have begun dying off or changing sooner than predicted because of global warming, a review of hundreds of research studies contends. >> Read the Full Article

Looking for Lynx in the Swiss Alps

Here kitty kitty, here kitty kitty. If you think looking for your cat in some remote corner of your house is a daily challenge, try finding its more elusive distant cousin -- the lynx -- in a forest. >> Read the Full Article