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Britain Pressing for Measures To Protect Basking Shark, Henderson Petrel

Britain said Wednesday it is pressing other governments to agree measures to ensure the survival of the rare basking shark and the rarely seen Henderson petrel. >> Read the Full Article

In Arctic, Evidence for Global Warming Mounts

Life is harsh on the freezing tundra of the Arctic Circle where Anna Prakhova lives. But it can be much harder when snows do not fall. >> Read the Full Article

U.N. Says Sonar Threatens Dolphin, Whale Survival

Increased naval military manoeuvres and submarine sonars in the world's oceans are threatening dolphins, whales and porpoises that depend on sound to survive, a United Nations report said on Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article

Idaho's Wild Turkey Population Thriving

Wild turkeys have something to be thankful for this Thanksgiving: There are more of them around than ever before. Eighty years ago, wild turkeys were losing ground to habitat loss and hunting, and only about 30,000 remained. >> Read the Full Article

Farmers, Conservationists Embrace No-Till Crops in Wake of High Fuel Prices

High fuel prices aren't keeping farmers from tilling fields this fall, but more producers are abandoning plows and V-rippers. >> Read the Full Article

Consumers Seek Politically Correct Products

Beth LeGrande doesn't seek out politically correct retailers, but she was pleased to learn that Home Depot, her paint supplier, is eliminating products that contain wood from endangered forests. >> Read the Full Article

Romney Doubts Seen Delaying Emissions Pact

A group of Northeast states has postponed the announcement of a landmark agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions from power plants after Governor Mitt Romney raised objections to the pact late last week, two government sources familiar with the agreement said. >> Read the Full Article

Bid for Second Phase of Kyoto Faces Major Battle

Ministers face a battle when they meet next week to start talks on a new climate change treaty, European Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas said on Monday. >> Read the Full Article

EU Destroying Forests of Poor Countries, WWF Says

EU countries are helping destroy major forests in poorer countries through massive imports of illegal timber, the conservation group WWF said on Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

Sustainable Gulf Reconstruction -- A Guest Commentary

As some hurricane victims return home while others still languish in trailer parks and temporary hotels, the debate over rebuilding hurricane-ravaged Gulf Coast communities has been joined, though without much of a blueprint. >> Read the Full Article