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Oil Contamination Closes Fisheries in Bering Sea Near Grounded Freighter

State regulators have banned commercial fishing in the Bering Sea near the wreckage of a grounded freighter where fuel oil has been seeping since early this month. >> Read the Full Article

Global Warming, Pollution Add to Coastal Threats

A creeping rise in sea levels tied to global warming, pollution and damage to coral reefs may make coastlines even more vulnerable to disasters like tsunamis or storms in future, experts said on Monday. >> Read the Full Article

Tsunami Threatens Survival of Low-Lying Maldives Islands

The tidal waves that swept across the Indian Ocean did more than take a heavy toll of lives and property in the Maldives -- it confronted the tiny island nation with a threat to its survival. >> Read the Full Article

Corpus Christi, Texas, Firm to Drill for Gas in National Seaside Park's Dunes

With the winter sun gleaming on its full, tawny coat, a lone coyote pauses to watch human visitors as they examine a new gas well in a remote corner of Padre Island National Seashore. >> Read the Full Article

Alaska Oil Spill Damage Now Looks Worse

More than 600 oiled seabirds have been spotted near a broken ship off Alaska's Aleutian islands, and federal biologists now suspect hundreds or thousands more will be discovered in coming weeks. >> Read the Full Article

Forest Service Plans Deletes Environmental Protections, Critics Say

The Forest Service Wednesday changed the way it plans management of national forests, shortening the process by years but also eliminating the primary tool used by environmentalists to challenge logging and mining in protected forests. >> Read the Full Article

Bad Weather Hampers Efforts to Rescue Stranded Sperm Whales in Australia

A pod of 19 sperm whales were stranded on the coast of Australia's Tasmania state and most of them are dead, authorities said Monday. >> Read the Full Article

David Orr, Environmental Educator and Writer, Answers Grist's Questions

David Orr of Oberlin College has made a name for himself in the environmental community as a teacher, thinker, and writer, most recently of a book that explores the connections between the environment, the political realm, and the threat of terrorism -- "The Last Refuge: Patriotism, Politics, and the Environment in an Age of Terror." >> Read the Full Article

Missouri Landfill Owner Leads Campaign to Incorporate Shingles into Asphalt

Few motorists spend time wondering what ingredients went into making the asphalt that helps their tires to grip the road. Dale Behnen, co-owner of Peerless Landfill Inc. near Valley Park, is a notable exception. >> Read the Full Article

Madagascar's Poor See No Benefit from Conservation

The people of Mahatsara village do not understand why they are forbidden from burning down the wild forests of eastern Madagascar. >> Read the Full Article