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UN Official Says Cuba Has Solved Its Energy Crisis Without Sacrificing Its Environment

Cuba has solved crippling energy shortages that plagued the island as recently as 2004 without sacrificing a long-term commitment to promoting environmentally friendly fuels, the head of the U.N. Environment Program said Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article

Unknown Antarctica Band Joins Live Earth Megastars

Nunatak, an unknown rock band from Antarctica, is about to become famous. However brief its moment in the limelight, the group comprising two engineers, a marine biologist, a meteorologist and a polar guide will be watched by millions around the world when it appears as part of the Live Earth concerts on Saturday. >> Read the Full Article

Rain-Swollen Rivers Crest in America's Plains

Rain stopped falling Wednesday in northeastern Oklahoma and some bloated rivers had crested, but many evacuees were unable to return to flooded homes in a three-state region and experts warned conditions may yet worsen. >> Read the Full Article

India Invests US$595 Million in International Reactor Project To Combat Global Warming

India is investing nearly US$600 million in an international project to create an experimental fusion reactor aimed at combating global warming by providing an alternative to fossil fuels, the government said Thursday. >> Read the Full Article

Winning Olympic Bid for Sochi Stirs Mixed Emotions for Russian Ecologists

Russian environmentalists have greeted Sochi's winning Olympic bid with patriotic pride but also warned that construction plans would destroy part of a protected mountain wilderness. >> Read the Full Article

China Environment Chief Says Pollution Fuelling Unrest

Chinese anger with worsening pollution is fuelling increasing protests, the nation's top environmental official said, criticising local governments who he said protected factories turning rivers into "sticky glue". >> Read the Full Article

UN Chief Tells Business Leaders To Do More To Fight Climate Change

More than 4,000 business leaders, campaign organizations and others in 116 countries have joined the Global Compact -- established by the U.N. in 2000 to promote human rights, better labor practices, environmental protection and anti-corruption standards for business. >> Read the Full Article

Sexual Problems Could Lead to Rhinos' Extinction

Low sperm counts and other reproductive problems are preventing pregnancy among Malaysia's endangered rhinos, a worrying trend that wildlife experts say could hasten the animals' extinction. >> Read the Full Article

U.S. Agency Moves on Plan to Kill Wolves

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to make it easier to kill wolves in the northern Rocky Mountains to protect other wildlife and domesticated animals. >> Read the Full Article

Alaska Opens Application Process for Gas Pipeline

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said Tuesday the state is ready to receive applications to build a natural gas pipeline that officials believe will ultimately deliver trillions of cubic feet of reserves to market. >> Read the Full Article