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Tree Planting, Worm Farming on World Environment Day

Australian protesters held a "picnic rally" against the logging of native forests while hundreds of Indian policemen swapped guns for spades to plant trees on Tuesday to highlight World Environment Day. >> Read the Full Article

EU, Lightbulb Makers Announce Plans To Make More Eco-Friendly Lamps

European lightbulb makers announced Tuesday they want to phase out the standard lightbulb within eight years and replace it with more eco-friendly lamps. The initiative was submitted to the European Commission, which is responsible for setting new so-called eco-design standards for energy efficient lighting. >> Read the Full Article

In China, Corporations Cultivate Profits and Conscience

Coca-Cola will revamp bottling practices globally to save water and fund conservation along the Yangtze River and other major waterways, highlighting a growing emphasis on social and environmental spending by multinationals in China. >> Read the Full Article

Melting Ice, Snow To Hit Livelihoods Worldwide, UN Says

Global warming that is melting ice and snow will affect hundreds of millions of people around the globe by disrupting rivers in Asia, thawing Arctic ice and raising ocean levels, a U.N. report said on Monday. >> Read the Full Article

China Says Climate Policy Must Make Room for Growth

China went on the global warming offensive on Monday, unveiling a national climate change plan while stressing it will not sacrifice economic ambitions to international demands to cut greenhouse gas pollution. >> Read the Full Article

Wildlife Conference Agrees to Ivory Sale

The agency that oversees international trade involving rare animals approved on Saturday the sale of 60 tons of ivory to Japan despite fears it could lead to increased poaching of endangered elephants. >> Read the Full Article

Public Loses Access to California's Famous Beaches as State Agency Struggles

While California's Coastal Act of 1976 ensures beach access, the rich and famous who want to keep the state's dramatic coast exclusive have been posting bogus "no parking" and "private beach" signs here and elsewhere. >> Read the Full Article

UN Urges Protection of Animals from Climate Change

A senior United Nations official urged a 171-nation U.N. wildlife forum on Sunday to take action to help protect animals from climate change. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) will also discuss measures at its two week-week meeting to help commercially valuable animal and tree species threatened by over-use. >> Read the Full Article

India Uses 'Mooing' Ringtones To Catch Leopards

Forest guards in western India are using cell phones with ringtones of cows mooing, goats bleating and roosters crowing to attract leopards that have wandered into human settlements, officials said on Monday. >> Read the Full Article

Indonesia's Forests Threatened by Logging, Palm Oil

Indonesia's rainforests -- especially those on Borneo island -- are being stripped so rapidly because of illegal logging and palm oil plantations for bio-fuels, they could be wiped out altogether within the next 15 years, some environmentalists say. >> Read the Full Article