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2006 FIFA World Cup Soccer Tournament to be Climate Neutral

The 2006 FIFA World Cup Organizing Committee has partnered with the United Nations Environment Program to work toward a more eco-friendly, climate-neutral tournament. >> Read the Full Article

Alaska Scientists Release Sawfly's Enemy

A wasp from Canada could cut the numbers of billions of leaf-munching sawflies that for years have been attacking birch trees across Anchorage and other parts of the state, scientists said. >> Read the Full Article

Portuguese Government Announces Measures To Prevent Wildfires

The government is establishing a rapid-reaction brigade of firefighters and purchasing a fleet of water-dropping aircraft in an effort to curb the damage caused each year by wildfires, a top official said Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

Year after Missouri Community's Lake Went Down the Drain, It's Disappearing Again

Did someone pull the plug again? Little more than a year after it practically disappeared overnight, Lake Chesterfield is dwindling again. The 23-acre artificial lake in this affluent St. Louis suburb drained last year like a bathtub after the plug was pulled. A geologist determined that water had eroded layers of limestone, creating gaps in the bedrock. >> Read the Full Article

Turkish Court Rejects Greenpeace Appeal, Forbids 21 Activists from Leaving Country

A Turkish court affirmed Tuesday that 21 Greenpeace activists detained last month while protesting would be prohibited from leaving the country pending further investigation into their case. >> Read the Full Article

Estimates Put Wolf Numbers Up in Rockies

The number of gray wolves in the Northern Rockies has increased to more than 900 since last year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service estimated Tuesday. According to the agency's mid-year estimate, 912 wolves now roam the three-state region, compared to 835 in December, said Ed Bangs, Fish and Wildlife's wolf recovery coordinator in Helena, Mont. >> Read the Full Article

Don't Rush Tsunami Rebuilding, U.N. Envoy Cautions

Tens of thousands of Sri Lankan tsunami survivors are still living in basic shelters and shacks over eight months on and frustration is mounting, but rebuilding communities takes time and must not be rushed, a senior UN envoy said on Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

E.U. Parliament Backs Strict Waste Management Rules for European Mines and Quarries

The European Parliament on Tuesday backed new rules meant to curb pollution from mines and quarries, and to prevent waste from those sites from seeping into nearby rivers, lakes or water reservoirs. >> Read the Full Article

Water Crisis Looms as Himalayan Glaciers Melt

Imagine a world without drinking water. It's a scary thought, but scientists say the 40 percent of humanity living in South Asia and China could well be living with little drinking water within 50 years as global warming melts Himalayan glaciers, the region's main water source. >> Read the Full Article

It’s Time for a New Vision -- A Guest Commentary

The calamity in the Gulf Coast will have staggering implications in the US economy for months and possibly years to come. Some climate experts are warning that Hurricane Katrina is a prelude to more aberrant climate disruptions ahead. >> Read the Full Article