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European Politics Turn Green, But How Much Is Hot Air?

British opposition leader David Cameron rides a bike to work. German Chancellor Angela Merkel switches to low-energy lightbulbs. Pro-business French presidential candidate Nicolas Sarkozy promises to double taxes on polluters. >> Read the Full Article

Giant Cold Water Eddy off Sydney Lowers Sea Level

Australian oceanographers have discovered a giant cold water eddy off Sydney which has lowered sea levels almost one metre and impacted a major ocean current. >> Read the Full Article

Thirsty Wild Camels Rampage in Aboriginal Community

Wild camels in drought-stricken Australia are in plague proportions, damaging the environment and property as they compete with native animals for food and water. >> Read the Full Article

Lawmakers Seek to Curb Trade in Illegal Timber

It could be your new hardwood floor or coffee table, with a rich mahogany hue. While the wood may look good, there is a strong chance it came from timber harvested illegally in places such as Honduras, Indonesia or Peru, labor and environmental groups say. >> Read the Full Article

Britain Proposes Legal Limits on Carbon Emissions

Britain on Tuesday became the first country to propose legislation setting binding limits on greenhouse gas emissions as it stepped up its campaign for a new global warming pact to succeed the Kyoto Protocol. >> Read the Full Article

Wildlife Groups Urge China to Keep Tiger Trade Ban

Any easing of China's ban on selling tiger hides and bones could be catastrophic to efforts to save the endangered wild cat, leading conservation groups said on Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

Seed Supply Tight; Ethanol Market Encourages Farmers to Plant Massive Amounts of Corn

A burgeoning ethanol market has the nation's farmers gearing up to plant massive amounts of corn this spring, creating shortages of some popular biotech hybrid seeds. >> Read the Full Article

Scientist Says Sea Level Rise Could Accelerate

Data from satellites is showing that sea-level rises and polar ice-melting might be worse than earlier thought, a leading oceanographer said on Monday. Sea levels, rising at 1 millimetre a year before the industrial revolution, are now rising by 3 millimetres a year. >> Read the Full Article

Study Finds Efficient Methods Could Bail Out Biofuels

A new, more efficient method for manufacturing biofuels could generate enough fuel to supply the entire U.S. transportation sector while sharply reducing the amount of raw material required to make it, researchers said Monday. >> Read the Full Article

Court Ices Arizona Resort's Use of Snow from Sewage on Sacred Mountain

Using treated wastewater to make snow on a mountain sacred to American Indians in order to allow expansion at an Arizona ski resort would violate the tribes' religious freedom, a federal appeals court ruled. >> Read the Full Article