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Now Cancer-Free, NBC News Correspondent Anne Thompson Takes on Environmental Beat

NBC News correspondent Anne Thompson has been appointed the network's new environmental affairs reporter, a job she attributes in part to her battle with breast cancer. She felt the environment is an issue foremost on people's minds that had not been covered extensively on network television. >> Read the Full Article

Sweden to Spend US$72 Million on North and Baltic Sea Environment

The Swedish government said Wednesday it will earmark around 500 million kronor (euro54 million; US$72 million) over three years to help restore damaged Baltic and North sea environments. >> Read the Full Article

Schwarzenegger in Washington: Make Environment Sexy

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger told environmentalists Wednesday they needed to stop nagging and make their cause sexy, likening it to bodybuilding's evolution from a weird pursuit to mainstream. >> Read the Full Article

White House Pulls Nomination to Top EPA Air Post

The White House Wednesday withdrew its choice to head the Environmental Protection Agency's air pollution office after he ran afoul of key U.S. lawmakers. William Wehrum, nominated to head the EPA's Office of Air and Radiation, was the architect of rules to regulate harmful power plant emissions that environmental groups and many Democrats blasted as too lenient. >> Read the Full Article

Group Pays More than $3,000 To Liberate 300 Lobsters

Three hundred lobsters have a new lease on life thanks to an anonymous group that secured their release in Maine. The episode unfolded in the midst of a lobster shortage and record prices when a group of 10 young people arrived at New Meadows Lobster Pound talking about the need for "God's creatures" to be free. >> Read the Full Article

Warming Could Spark North American Water Scramble, UN Warns

Climate change could diminish North American water supplies and trigger disputes between the United States and Canada over water reserves already stressed by industry and agriculture, U.N. experts said Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article

Indonesia Quake Caused Huge Coral Die-Off

A strong earthquake that struck Indonesia's Sumatra island two years ago caused one of the biggest coral die-offs ever documented, a study by scientists from two conservation groups found. >> Read the Full Article

U.S. Automakers Challenge Vermont Emissions Law

A Vermont rule reducing greenhouse gas emissions is so strict that adhering to it would be a "financial disaster" for General Motors, an executive with the U.S. automaker testified in a lawsuit Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

Panel Says U.S. Faces Change As Climate Warms

Chicago and Los Angeles will likely to face increasing heat waves. Severe storm surges could hit New York and Boston. And cities that rely on melting snow for water may run into serious shortages. >> Read the Full Article

World Bank Warns of Environment Cost of India Growth

India's robust economic growth will put unprecedented pressures on its land, water, air, soil and forestry resources, a World Bank report said on Tuesday. India's economy has grown more than 8 percent annually in the past two years, with manufacturing and services leading growth. >> Read the Full Article