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A Snapshot of Changes Global Warming Could Cause

Here's a look at some of the changes a British government report on global warming warned could occur: Melting glaciers will increase flood risks and reduce fresh water supplies, threatening one-sixth of the world's population. >> Read the Full Article

Argentina Wants World Bank to Halt Pulp Mill Loans

Argentina wants the World Bank to halt loans for a pulp mill in neighboring Uruguay until an international court has ruled in a case Argentina brought against the project, the country's top environmental official said Monday. >> Read the Full Article

Cameroon Wildlife Sanctuary Awaits 'Taiping Four'

An animal sanctuary in Cameroon, home to dozens of primates endangered by the illegal bushmeat trade, is preparing to welcome some famous guests: the "Taiping Four" gorillas smuggled to Malaysia four years ago. >> Read the Full Article

Scientists Uncover New Bird Flu Strain

Scientists have discovered a new strain of bird flu that appears to sidestep current vaccines. It's infecting people as well as poultry in Asia, and some researchers fear its evolution may have been steered by the vaccination programs designed to protect poultry from earlier types of the H5N1 flu. >> Read the Full Article

Ocean Dead Zone Off Oregon Dissipating

An ocean dead zone off Oregon that killed fish, crabs and sea worms in an area bigger than Rhode Island last summer lasted nearly three times longer than any of its predecessors before dissipating with autumn's change in the weather, scientists said Monday. >> Read the Full Article

Report Warns About Global Warming Impact

Unchecked global warming will devastate the world economy on the scale of the world wars and the Great Depression, a major British report said Monday. >> Read the Full Article

Russian Defense Minister Downplays Environmental Fears over Baltic Sea Gas Pipeline

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov on Monday promised that a planned gas pipeline to Russia under the Baltic Sea would be built in an environmentally responsible way. >> Read the Full Article

Climate Negotiators Eye 2008 Elections

Delegates flying to Kenya next week for a global conference on climate are watching the turn of U.S. election seasons as much as the rise in temperatures in their effort to cool planetary warming. >> Read the Full Article

Bengal Tiger Gives Birth to Three Cubs

A Bengal tiger has given birth to three cubs while on a circus tour of the Indonesian tourist island of Bali, a media report said Saturday. >> Read the Full Article

Plane Sensors Offering Better Forecasts

Just after dawn in an open field, Calvin Meadows tugs a cotton tether to send aloft a 6-foot helium balloon that will carry weather instruments more than 19 miles into the sky. About the same time, technicians and scientists across the world do the same. >> Read the Full Article