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Poaching Feeds and Bleeds Russian Kamchatka

Widespread illegal fishing in Kamchatka, home to a quarter of all Pacific wild salmon, exploded in the post-Soviet breakdown of economic and legal systems and harms the abundant wildlife in one of the world's last great wildernesses. >> Read the Full Article

Nissan Developing Smaller, Lighter Car Batteries for Hybrids and Electric Cars

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn said Wednesday his company is working hard to develop the next generation of smaller, lighter auto batteries -- a technology that holds promise not just for hybrids but also for electric cars. >> Read the Full Article

Study Shows India's Emissions May Be Higher Due to Dams

India's greenhouse gas emissions could be 40 percent higher than official estimates if methane released from dams is taken into account, according to a new study. >> Read the Full Article

House Democrats Boosting Funding for Parks, Environmental Protection

The House put spending hikes for the environment, national parks and global warming research center stage Tuesday as lawmakers worked through the Interior appropriations bill. >> Read the Full Article

Earth's Inner Heat Keeps Cities Afloat

If it weren't for the hot rocks down below Earth's crust, most of North America would be below sea level, report researchers who say the significance of Earth's internal heat has been overlooked. >> Read the Full Article

Researchers Say Antarctic Ice Sheet Stable

An ice sheet in Antarctica that is the world's largest -- with enough water to raise global sea levels by 200 feet -- is relatively stable and poses no immediate threat, according to new research. >> Read the Full Article

Green Aviation Management Forum To Address Environmental Strategies, Sustainable Solutions

In September, the Green Aviation Management Forum will examine issues of environmental strategy within the aviation industry and explore sustainable solutions, including emissions trading, alternative fuels, and air traffic management. >> Read the Full Article

Giant Penguins May Have Roamed Peru

Giant penguins as tall as 5 feet roamed what is now Peru more than 40 million years ago, much earlier than scientists thought the flightless birds had spread to warmer climes. >> Read the Full Article

Lake Tahoe Fire Destroys 200-Plus Buildings, Clouds Lake with Ash

A raging wildfire near Lake Tahoe on Monday forced hundreds of residents to flee towering flames that destroyed more than 200 buildings, turned the sky orange and fouled the lake's famously clear waters with falling ash. >> Read the Full Article

Ex-EPA Chief Confronts Critics in Congress over Safe-Air Statements after 9/11

Ex-EPA chief Christie Whitman was bombarded by boos and a host of accusations Monday at a hearing into her assurances that it had been safe to breathe the air around the fallen World Trade Center. >> Read the Full Article