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In New England, Questions Swirl over Mild Winter

This winter, which has been unusually warm on top of the mountain and across the U.S. Northeast, New Hampshire's Mount Washington Observatory is having some trouble with some of its systems, which just aren't designed for mild weather. >> Read the Full Article

U.S. Firefighters to Help Hard-Pressed Australians

U.S. firefighters will help Australian crews tackle fierce bushfires advancing on towns in the country's southeast that have already blackened an area larger than Lebanon. >> Read the Full Article

Hindus Defy Pollution to Bathe in Ganges Festival

Hindu holy men brandishing spears and tridents charged into the sacred Ganges on Monday, after threats to boycott the world's largest religious festival over pollution failed to dent devotees' fervour. >> Read the Full Article

Exxon Meets Green Groups as Climate Focus Surges

Exxon Mobil Corp., a longtime opponent of mandatory regulations to combat climate change, met with U.S. environmental groups last month to discuss how the oil behemoth might respond to global warming. >> Read the Full Article

Chevrolet Volt Plugs Into Concept of Running Car with Electricity Only

Plug-in electric technology is seen by proponents as a key step in weaning the country off its dependence on foreign oil by instead pursuing cheaper, cleaner, domestically produced electricity. >> Read the Full Article

Golden Globes Going Green with Eco-Friendly Party

Hollywood environmentalists are throwing the first "green" Golden Globes awards bash for celebrities next week, complete with organic food, recycled paper decorations and tables made of reclaimed wood. >> Read the Full Article

Warmth Locks Lichen out of Reindeers' Reach

The unusually balmy winter that has kept bears awake and spoiled ski holidays across Europe is taking a major toll on Sweden's indigenous Sami reindeer herders, and it may take them years to recover. >> Read the Full Article

U.S., Canada Weigh Great Lakes Cleanup

When Canada and the United States approved the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement in 1972, the running joke in Cleveland was that anyone unlucky enough to fall into the Cuyahoga River would decay rather than drown. >> Read the Full Article

Artist Turns Everest Trash Into Treasure

Thousands of adventurers have been drawn to Mount Everest by the challenge of climbing to the top of the world. Jeff Clapp was drawn by the trash they leave behind. Inspired by a documentary about Everest's rubbish, Clapp traveled to Nepal and brought a load of discarded oxygen bottles back in 2004. >> Read the Full Article

No Business in Snow Business for Low Swiss Resorts

After a slow start to the season, snow cover may have built up at the big-name, high-level Swiss resorts like Davos, Zermatt and St. Moritz. But less-famous names, still waiting for snow, are planning to seek alternative sources of tourist cash. >> Read the Full Article