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Experts Say Flu Fears over Wild Birds Over-Stated

Fears that migratory wild birds will spread a deadly strain of avian flu across the world have little, if any, scientific proof and chances of them infecting humans are even more remote, experts said. >> Read the Full Article

U.S. To Battle Allies on Post-2012 Global Warming

Washington will battle with its allies over how to slow climate change beyond 2012 at U.N. talks in Canada this week that will also test developing nations' willingness to do more to fight global warming. >> Read the Full Article

Nissan's Ghosn Cautious about Hybrid Cars

Carlos Ghosn, chief executive officer of Nissan Motor Co., said Friday he remains "cautious" about producing hybrid cars until it is clear there is a real demand for them. >> Read the Full Article

Kenai Refinery To Make Low-Sulfur Fuel

Two Alaska refinery operators will join forces on a $45 million project to start making and distributing clean-burning, low-sulfur fuel. >> Read the Full Article

China, Russia To Set Up River Pollution Hotline

China and Russia said on Thursday they are setting up a hotline so that Beijing can keep Moscow informed about toxic river pollution heading for Russian territory. >> Read the Full Article

New England Looks to Canada for Natural Gas Needs

Energy analysts predict that by 2010, and perhaps sooner, there won't be enough supply to fulfill the region's energy needs. But plans to build liquefied natural gas terminals in New England face stiff opposition. >> Read the Full Article

Study Shows There's More CO2 Now Than Past 650K Years

Scientists are looking back to a time when "greenhouse gases" were not the problem they are today, and it is giving them a clearer picture of how people are making it worse. >> Read the Full Article

EU Hopes To Reach Deal on Landmark Chemicals Bill Next Month

The European Union hopes to reach agreement soon on a controversial bill designed to protect people from effects of chemicals used in products of everyday use, Britain said Thursday. >> Read the Full Article

Distinctive Chicago Chocolate Smell, Pollution to Some, To Disappear

For decades, commuters and tourists have delighted in the mouthwatering smells wafting over the city from the Blommer Chocolate Co. factory. Now, that aroma is about to disappear, courtesy of federal regulators. >> Read the Full Article

Chinese Oil Firm Apologizes for Polluting Water Supply in Northeastern City

China's biggest oil company is apologizing for an explosion at a chemical plant that sent a toxic slick of benzene flowing through this major city and forced its government to cut off running water to 3.8 million people. >> Read the Full Article