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Rare Lion Cubs Poisoned to Save Costs

Rare Abyssinian lion cubs are being poisoned at a zoo in Ethiopia and sold to taxidermists because there isn't enough money to care for the animals, the facility's administrator said Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article

Cambodian Court Jails Eight for Illegal Logging

A Cambodian court sentenced eight people, including a former provincial governor, to up to 17 years in jail on Thursday for taking bribes to allow a Vietnamese company to log in a national park. >> Read the Full Article

EPA to Regulate a Form of Nanotechnology for the First Time

Consumer products using extremely small particles of silver to kill germs will need Environmental Protection Agency approval, part of the government's first move to regulate the burgeoning nanotechnology industry. >> Read the Full Article

Groups Spar Over Shorebird Habitat Rules

Property owners faced off against conservationists at a legislative hearing to reconsider new rules that restrict development near shorelines where sandpipers, plovers and other migrating birds feed and rest. >> Read the Full Article

Consumers Not Warned of Mercury in Fish

Not a single West Virginia grocery store is warning consumers of the possible dangers of mercury in fish, an environmental group says, even though the state and federal governments have been issuing advisories to anglers for at least two years. >> Read the Full Article

World Has Under a Decade to Act on Climate Crisis

The world has less than a decade to take decisive action in the battle to beat global warming or risk irreversible change that will tip the planet towards catastrophe, a leading U.S. climate scientist said on Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

World Bank to Fund Controversial Uruguay Pulp Mill

The World Bank Tuesday agreed to finance a controversial pulp mill project in Uruguay that soured relations with neighboring Argentina over concerns it will cause environmental damage to a river they share. >> Read the Full Article

Six Nations Plus EU Sign Pact to Build Experimental Fusion Reactor in France

Physicists have dreamt about it for decades: harnessing the fusion process that powers the sun to make clean, safe and limitless energy. A multinational pact signed Tuesday may bring that dream a step closer to reality. >> Read the Full Article

China Agency Says Pollution Worsening Amid Economic Boom

China's pollution problem has worsened this year as the demands of the surging economy continue to challenge anti-pollution efforts, state media reported Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article

Brazil to Speed up 120 Infrastructure Projects

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva plans to hire more people and modify environmental laws to force through 120 stalled infrastructure projects in his second term, a senior Environment Ministry official said. >> Read the Full Article