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Bush Climate Speech Fails to Impress Down Under

President George W. Bush's annual address to Congress failed to recognise the seriousness of climate change and his comments were driven by U.S. fears about oil supplies, the Australian Greens party said on Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article

Facing Global Warming, Are People Like Frogs?

Confronted by new evidence of global warming, will people react like frogs? According to an often-told story, a frog will try to jump out if you drop it into hot water but the hapless creature will stay, and eventually die, if you put it in a pan of cool water and slowly bring it to a boil. >> Read the Full Article

California Legislator, Growers Prepare Dueling Plans to Prevent E. Coli Outbreaks

A California legislator is butting heads with farmers over his proposed regulations to protect lettuce, spinach and other crops from replays of the E. coli outbreaks that killed three people and sickened hundreds of others across the country in recent months. >> Read the Full Article

Environmental Groups Urge Honduran Government to Solve Killing of Activists

Eleven environmental groups announced Monday that they have sent a letter to President Manuel Zelaya demanding a full investigation into the killing of two Honduran activists. >> Read the Full Article

Report Has 'Smoking Gun' on Climate

Human-caused global warming is here, visible in the air, water and melting ice, and is destined to get much worse in the future, an authoritative global scientific report will warn next week. >> Read the Full Article

Australian PM Pushes Environment, Nationalism

Australian Prime Minister John Howard reshuffled his ministers ahead of a tough 2007 election on Tuesday, with Iraq, environment and nationalist values looming as key issues as he bids for a fifth term in office. >> Read the Full Article

Industry Executives Call on Bush to Accept Mandatory Action Against Climate Change

The chief executives of 10 major organizations, on the eve of the State of the Union address, urged President Bush on Monday to support mandatory reductions in climate-changing pollution and establish reductions targets. >> Read the Full Article

Post-War Lebanon Faces Major Environmental Harm, UN Says

Unexploded cluster bombs and factories contaminated with toxic chemicals after last year's conflict between Israel and Hezbollah pose major environmental risks to Lebanon, the United Nations said on Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

Experts Say Alps Glaciers Will Melt by 2050

Glaciers will all but disappear from the Alps by 2050, scientists warned Monday, basing their bleak outlook on mounting evidence of slow but steady melting of the continental ice sheets. >> Read the Full Article

Survey: Waterbird Species Are in Decline

Nearly half of the world's waterbird species are in decline, mostly due to rapid economic development and the effects of climate change, according to a global survey released Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article