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Shell to Reroute Pipelines in Russian Far East Oil Project over Gray Whale Fears

Royal Dutch/Shell said Wednesday it would reroute planned pipelines at its oil and gas project off the Russian Pacific island of Sakhalin, bowing to environmentalists' demands who said the pipelines passed too close to the feeding grounds of the endangered gray whale. >> Read the Full Article

Tough Steps Urged to Cut CO2 Emissions in Japan

A Japanese government task force approved a draft plan Tuesday for measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that significantly strengthens existing measures for fighting global warming, aiming at fulfilling the nation's obligations under the Kyoto Protocol. >> Read the Full Article

GM, Energy Dept. to Make Fuel Cell Vehicles

General Motors Corp. and the U.S. Energy Department have signed a five-year, $88 million deal to build a fleet of 40 hydrogen fuel vehicles, the world's largest automaker said Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article

St. Louis-based Ameren Corp. Addresses Tougher Air-Quality Regulations

Ameren Corp., which operates 12 coal-fired power plants in the Midwest, was the biggest buyer nationwide of federal allowances for sulfur-dioxide emissions, which cause acid rain. >> Read the Full Article

EarthNews Radio: Organic Consumers Association

Is the organic-label body-care product you're using really organic? >> Read the Full Article

UPS to Implement Environmental Initiatives

UPS, the world's largest private package-delivery company, is implementing two initiatives to protect the environment. >> Read the Full Article

Scientists Mystified by Herring Decline

A steep decline in Puget Sound-area herring, a critical food source for larger fish, marine mammals and sea birds, has scientists mystified. >> Read the Full Article

Multiple Dangers Loom in Coastal Regions

While the earthquake in Indonesia and last December's Asian tsunami have focused attention on natural disasters, hundreds of smaller disasters cause widespread devastation every year. >> Read the Full Article

Major War Brewing over Efforts to Save Spokane River

Few cities have waterfalls thundering through the downtown core. Even fewer have one like Spokane's, which can be -- and often is -- shut off at the spigot. >> Read the Full Article

Japan Government Panel Approves Proposal to Cut Emissions under Kyoto Protocol

A Japanese government panel on Tuesday approved a preliminary plan that aims to lower emissions from cars, buildings and factories over the next five years to meet targets set by the Kyoto Protocol on global warming. >> Read the Full Article