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Ethanol May Not Ease Global Warming, UN Says

It's too soon to say whether ethanol will help slow global warming, the head of the United Nations Environment Program said Monday, ahead of a meeting by the world's two biggest ethanol producers to discuss building a world market in the biofuel. >> Read the Full Article

U.S. FDA Denies That It's About to Approve Controversial Cow Drug

The Food and Drug Administration denied Sunday that it was about to approve a controversial new antibiotic for cattle that some people fear might harm human health. And in an unusually strongly worded statement, the agency criticized the Washington Post newspaper for an article that said it was about to do so. >> Read the Full Article

Government Hears Concerns over Listing Polar Bears as Threatened Species

Environmental activists, hunters and oil industry representatives spoke at a public hearing Monday night on whether the U.S. government should list polar bears as a threatened species. Some speakers said scientific evidence supports the listing and urged the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to adopt protections so polar bears would be present for future generations. >> Read the Full Article

EU Commission President Says That CO2 Cuts Will Add Costs to Economy

EU targets to cut carbon dioxide emissions will add costs to the European economy in the short-term but these will be outweighed by the greater cost of doing nothing, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said Monday. >> Read the Full Article

Brazil Biofuel Program Has Environmental Risks, Opportunities

A proposed ethanol alliance that President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is expected to forge with President Bush later this week poses both opportunities and risks for the environment, a top U.N. environmental official said Monday. >> Read the Full Article

Yellowstone's Future: The Trend Toward Holistic River Restoration

The Corps of Engineers held a meeting recently in Livingston, Mont. to solicit public comment on a special area management plan for the Upper Yellowstone River. An important item the Corps may consider for the Yellowstone is changing its guidelines on the use of hard armor riprap to stabilize banks and prevent flooding. >> Read the Full Article

China's Wen Stresses Green Growth, Rural Welfare

China will do more to save energy and cut pollution in 2007 while striving to keep its economy humming following four straight years of double-digit growth, Premier Wen Jiabao said on Monday. >> Read the Full Article

Yellowstone's Future - The Trend Toward Holistic River Restoration

The Corps of Engineers held a meeting recently in Livingston, Mont. to solicit public comment on a special area management plan for the Upper Yellowstone River. An important item the Corps may consider for the Yellowstone is changing its guidelines on the use of hard armor riprap to stabilize banks and prevent flooding. >> Read the Full Article

Cambodian Leader Warns That Development Poses Threat to Great Lake

Cambodia's prime minister warned Monday that increasing population and over-exploitation of fisheries and wildlife pose a dire threat to his country's Tonle Sap, or "Great Lake," the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia. >> Read the Full Article

Travel Business Group Rejects Calls for Germans to Vacation at Home

Travel-loving Germans are being urged to skip air travel and vacation at home instead to save the environment -- calls that the country's travel business association on Monday dismissed as "arrogant." >> Read the Full Article