Study Shows that Climate Change Could Harm Crops
May 23, 2007 12:00 AM - Ariel David, Reuters

Climate change could drive many wild relatives of plants such as the potato and the peanut into extinction, threatening a valuable source of genes necessary to help these food crops fight pests and drought, an international research group reported.

China Says Environment Losing Out to Development
May 22, 2007 12:00 AM - Reuters

China must integrate environmental conservation into its development plans, officials said on Tuesday, as the environment ministry said pollution across the country was getting worse.

Dozens of European Mammal Species Face Extinction, Conservation Group Says
May 22, 2007 12:00 AM - Frank Jordans, Associated Press

Dozens of European mammals, including the Iberian lynx, the elusive Saiga antelope and the Mediterranean monk seal, face extinction unless immediate measures are taken to protect them, a conservation group said Tuesday.

Remote Florida Site Eyed for New Green Town for the Environmentally Aware
May 21, 2007 12:00 AM - David Royse, Associated Press

Homes here could be heated or cooled using the Earth's natural underground temperature. Appliances would be run by solar-powered batteries. Houses would be oriented to avoid the summer sun.

Referendum Over Highway Through Rare Peat Bog in Poland Ruled Invalid
May 21, 2007 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A referendum on whether to build a highway through a rare peat bog protected by European Union habitat laws failed to muster the necessary voter turnout and has been declared invalid, election officials said Monday.

Contaminated Salvador Lake Is Mystery Bird Magnet
May 18, 2007 12:00 AM - Alberto Barrera, Reuters

An artificial lake in El Salvador brimming with sewage and industrial waste is mystifying scientists by attracting thousands of migratory and sea birds.

Study Shows Southern Ocean Saturated with Carbon Dioxide
May 18, 2007 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

The Southern Ocean around Antarctica is so loaded with carbon dioxide that it can barely absorb any more, so more of the gas will stay in the atmosphere to warm up the planet, scientists reported Thursday.

Scientists Advise Capturing Spotted Owls
May 18, 2007 12:00 AM - Gene Johnson, Associated Press

A team of Pacific Northwest scientists has recommended capturing many or all of British Columbia's remaining northern spotted owls and breeding them at zoos throughout the region in an effort to prevent their extinction.

Americans Discover the Allure of Off-Grid Living
May 18, 2007 12:00 AM - Joseph B. Frazier, Associated Press

A growing number of Americans are shunning power lines, choosing to live "off the grid," without commercial power -- and still enjoying their computers and large-screen televisions.

China Needs Responsible Timber Choice, Greenpeace Says
May 17, 2007 12:00 AM - Reuters

Greenpeace called on China's large DIY retailers on Thursday to adopt "responsible" timber-sourcing policies to allow the country's growing ranks of home renovators to buy legally imported wood.

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