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Four Rare Giant Catfish Released into Cambodian River after Years in Captivity

World Wildlife Fund conservationists on Wednesday released into the Mekong River four endangered giant catfish that had been kept in captivity for seven years. >> Read the Full Article

EarthNews Radio: People's Grocery

For many people in urban communities, getting fresh food and produce means traveling outside the area. However, one organization is working to bring healthy, affordable food to urban neighborhoods that are not served by a large supermarket. >> Read the Full Article

China to Watch Others on Climate Change Action

China will watch how other countries meet their environmental commitments to cut greenhouse gas emissions in coming years before deciding whether to sign up to its own mandatory cuts, a minister said on Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

Brazil Army to Divert River in Disputed Project

Army engineers are set to start a controversial 4.5 billion reais ($1.8 billion) project next month to divert one of Brazil's biggest rivers and bring water to 12 million people in the parched northeast. >> Read the Full Article

Feds to Vote on Ocean Trawling Plan

Federal regulators are preparing to vote on a plan to protect deep water corals and other sensitive fish habitat that will likely include a permanent ban on bottom trawling in large tracts of the Pacific Ocean. >> Read the Full Article

Sweden Calls for World Ban on PFOS Chemical

Sweden will this week propose a global ban on a chemical which may cause liver damage and is used by a number of industries including semiconductor makers, the country's Environment Ministry said on Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

Pricing Paradise By the Gallon

Alex Caravella, a 73-year-old retiree, stands on his front lawn and ticks off the things he needs to make his grass take on the emerald hue of a golf course. "Money, labor, fertilizer, sunshine and water," he says. "Lots of water." >> Read the Full Article

White House Official Singled Out for Editing Climate Reports to Work for Exxon Mobil

A former White House official and one-time oil industry lobbyist whose editing of government reports on climate change prompted criticism from environmentalists will join Exxon Mobil Corp., the oil company said Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

Tsunami Pushes Leatherback Turtles Towards Brink

They survived the dinosaurs, but leatherback turtles may have moved one step closer to extinction when last December's tsunami washed away some of their most important nesting beaches in India's Nicobar islands. >> Read the Full Article

Panama Banana Growers Fear EU Tariffs May Spell End

On an industrial dump outside town, one-time banana worker Giovanni Morales climbs down into a toxic pit with a blunt pickaxe in search of scrap metal. Morales is one of about 9,000 former banana workers in Puerto Armuelles, one of Panama's biggest banana-producing regions, who lost their jobs when the industry took its latest downturn in 2003 due to a disease that ruined the crop. >> Read the Full Article