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Navy Can Keep Using Sonar for Two Years

The Defense Department gave the Navy permission Tuesday to keep training with sonar for another two years, a move denounced by activists who say the sound waves can harm dolphins and other marine mammals. >> Read the Full Article

More Polar Bears Giving Birth on Land

Pregnant polar bears in Alaska, which spend most of their lives on sea ice, are increasingly giving birth on land, according to researchers who say global warming is probably to blame. >> Read the Full Article

G8 Summit Won't Yield New Climate Deal

The Group of Eight summit in Germany in June is unlikely to yield a new accord on tackling global warming but could launch the process of finding a follow-up to the Kyoto Protocol, Deputy German Economy Minister Bernd Pfaffenbach said on Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article

Survey Finds Mercury in Fish in West

Scientists looking for fish tainted by mercury found them in every fish and every river they sampled across the West, suggesting that industrial pollution generated around the world is likely responsible for at least some of >> Read the Full Article

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