The problem with gas: Australians may be stripped of their right to block the storage of greenhouse gases beneath their land under laws being considered by the state and federal governments. — The Australian

Bush under fire: The Bush administration is taking more flak for its environmental policies from Congress, federal courts, official government watchdog agencies, and the court of public opinion. One probable outcome: It will be more difficult for President Bush, with less than two years left in office, to push environmental policy in the direction he wants.The Christian Science Monitor

Global warming on Second Life: Tokyo, Amsterdam, and the entire Mediterranean island of Ibiza were inundated with floodwaters today due to rising sea levels brought on by global warming. Or at least, that would have been the headline if events in the virtual world Second Life mirrored reality. — National Geographic News

Lame in the name of green education: Starbucks and Global Green USA have teamed up to put together a new online game called Planet Green. The objective: Travel around a small town called Evergreen (Get it? Ever … green … ha!) looking for ways to save on CO2 emissions. — Gristmill blog

Reviving Russia’s Aral Sea: In a rare story of man remedying his past mistakes — at least in part — the Aral Sea is being gradually resuscitated and water is being pumped into its atrophied organism once again. — The Independent

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