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Global Warming Could Cause up to 10,000 Deaths Per Year in Asia-Pacific, WHO Official Says

Up to 10,000 people in the Asia-Pacific region could be dying each year as a result of factors associated with global warming such as severe weather and mosquito-borne disease, a World Health Organization expert said Thursday. >> Read the Full Article

New York Skyscrapers Dim Lights To Save Birds

The city that never sleeps will darken the lights of the famed Manhattan skyline after midnight to help save migrating birds. New York civic leaders this week said the lights of buildings above the 40th floor will be turned off after midnight in the fall and spring migration seasons to save birds. >> Read the Full Article

EPA Proposes Easing Reporting Requirements on Toxic Pollution

Saying it wants to ease its regulatory burden on companies, the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday proposed adopting a "short form" that would excuse companies from disclosing spills and other releases of toxic substances under certain circumstances. >> Read the Full Article

New This Week on ENN TV

Harrison Ford narrates a compelling Conservation International video that drives home the urgency of working today to save the planet's ecosystems. The reasons are compelling and undisputable. Rainforests the size of New York City disappear each day. Ninety percent of the world's predatory fish are gone. >> Read the Full Article

Katrina Crop Toll Rivals Drought, Expected To Reach $900 Million

Crop and livestock losses directly related to Hurricane Katrina were estimated Tuesday around $900 million, but drought in parts of the southern and eastern Corn Belt may have done more damage to crops. >> Read the Full Article

Nine States To Set Carbon Dioxide Pollution Limits from Power Plants

After two years of discussion, state officials, energy producers, environmentalists and consumer advocates are debating final details of a proposed cap-and-trade program that is expected to be finalized at the end of this month. >> Read the Full Article

National Instruments Announces Plan for New RoHS-Compliant Products

National Instruments (Nasdaq:NATI) today announced its plan to release environmentally friendly products as part of the NI Hazardous Substances Reduction initiative. >> Read the Full Article

Environmental Income Can Help Reduce Poverty

(By Dr. David Suzuki) A common complaint I hear again and again is that environmental groups ignore the economy. "You can't take care of the environment unless you have a strong economy," is the standard refrain. This line is often used as a justification to pursue just about any development, regardless of its environmental impact. And it's often used as a club against those who seek to protect natural areas in the developing world, as though industries are simply seeking to better the lives of the poor in these areas, while environmental groups want to hold them back. >> Read the Full Article

Lions Kill 20 Peasants in Ethiopia

Lions disturbed by deforestation have killed 20 people and devoured 750 of their domestic animals in Ethiopia, a local news agency said on Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

Delegation Leaders 'Satisfied' with Talks on Shared Rivers

Bangladesh and India on Tuesday ended a second day of talks on the use of water from rivers bordering both countries, with delegation leaders saying they were satisfied and optimistic over the discussions. >> Read the Full Article