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Britain Culls Turkeys to Quell Bird Flu Outbreak

Britain gassed tens of thousands of turkeys and extended restrictions on the movement of poultry on Sunday to try to prevent the spread of deadly bird flu from a farm in eastern England. >> Read the Full Article

PM Says Australia Must Put Price on Carbon Emissions

Australia must place a price on carbon emissions to fight climate change, Prime Minister John Howard said Monday in an apparent softening on his refusal to join in global carbon trading. >> Read the Full Article

Defying Mark Twain, World Seeks to Fix Weather

"Everybody talks about the weather but nobody does anything about it," according to a complaint widely attributed to Mark Twain. But now the quip faces its strongest test after dire scientific and economic warnings about the risks of failing to address ever more extreme weather blamed on global warming. >> Read the Full Article

Oil-Rich Venezuela's Leader Takes Up the Energy Conservation Cause

His ambitious social programs are built on Venezuela's petroleum wealth, but President Hugo Chavez is increasingly talking up environmental causes and urging the world to cut back on oil use to fight global warming. >> Read the Full Article

Professor Wins One Million Dollars for Arsenic Filter

A professor who developed an inexpensive, easy-to-make system for filtering arsenic from well water has won a $1 million engineering prize -- and he plans to use most of the money to distribute the filters to needy communities around the world. >> Read the Full Article

Northern Fur Seal Pup Estimates Decline

America's northern fur seal pup population continues a marked decline this decade, federal biologists reported Friday. The number of pups born between 2004 and 2006 in Alaska's Pribilof Islands, home of the world's largest rookeries, fell by 9 percent from the previous two year estimate. >> Read the Full Article

U.S. Proposes More Bison, Elk Hunting in Wyoming

More than half of the bison in one of the largest wild herds in the United States of the iconic animals would be killed by hunters under a plan unveiled Thursday by federal wildlife officials. >> Read the Full Article

Russians, Chinese Look for Amur Leopards

Russian and Chinese conservationists began searching Thursday for signs of the last remaining Amur leopards in Russia's Far East and adjacent Chinese border regions, as part of a triennial census of the nearly extinct cats. >> Read the Full Article

Anti-Whaling Ships Say They Have Been Made Pirates

An anti-whaling group searching Antarctic waters for a Japanese whaling fleet with the aim of disrupting its operations said both its vessels will soon be "pirate ships" following a decision by Britain to deregister one its vessels. >> Read the Full Article

Kentucky Researchers Count Endangered Bats

The Indiana bat has been on the federal endangered species list for decades, with less than 500,000 individuals and declining. Many thousands hibernate in Bat Cave here, listed by U.S. Fish and Wildlife authorities as one of two "critical habitats" in Kentucky. >> Read the Full Article