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'Ferocious Fossils' Found in Australia
July 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Before there were cuddly koalas, hoards of flesh-eating kangaroos, "demon ducks," and marsupial lions roamed Australia's Outback, according to recent fossil discoveries by paleontologists.

Injured China Panda in Blood Plasma Alert
July 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Chinese vets are seeking panda plasma to donate to a giant panda found with a fractured skull and broken legs, probably after a fall into a ravine, state media said on Wednesday.

EU's Barroso Urges G8 to Agree on Energy, Africa
July 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Jeff Mason, Reuters

G8 leaders must sign up to principles on energy security and renew their commitment to fight climate change and help Africa at a meeting this weekend, the head of the European Union executive said on Tuesday.

New Assessment of Dioxin Cancer Risk Needed
July 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

The cancer risk from the chemical dioxin -- present in some U.S. soil, food supplies and most Americans' bodies -- needs to be reassessed by the EPA before it sets a new standard for cleanup, a scientific panel reported Tuesday.

Santiago's Killer Smog is Getting Worse Again
July 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Fiona Ortiz, Reuters

Chile's capital, home to some of Latin America's foulest air, is losing ground in its battle against pollution after hard-won gains in the 1990s.

Pearl Jam Donates Green to Offset Carbon Emissions
July 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Pearl Jam has promised to donate $100,000 to several groups that focus on climate change, renewable energy and other environmental causes as part of an effort to offset carbon emissions the band churns out on tour.

Higher Mercury Levels Found in Imported Tuna
July 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Libby Quaid, Associated Press

Some imports of canned tuna to the United States have mercury levels higher than the federal limit, according to analysis by an environmental group.

Feds May Let Acres of Salty Farmland Go Fallow
July 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Olivia Munoz, Associated Press

Poor drainage has left land on the San Joaquin Valley's west side salty and worthless, a nightmare for farmers and the federal government, which provides irrigation water here.

No Energy Security without Climate Security
July 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Jennifer Morgan, WWF International

With oil and gas prices at record highs and fears mounting over future supplies, global energy security will take centre stage at this year’s meeting of the Group of Eight (G8) industrialized nations.

Volcanic Leaks Point to Climate Gas Storage Risks
July 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Hundreds of deaths caused by volcanic leaks of carbon dioxide from Cameroon to California are worrying experts seeking ways to bury industrial emissions of the gas as part of an assault on global warming.

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