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`No Surprises' Rules Revived for Development Despite Endangered Species

The Bush administration said Friday it will allow developers to complete construction and other projects even after belated discoveries that the work could endanger protected species. >> Read the Full Article

Beijing Puts Foot Down in Bid to Beat the Traffic

The half million new cars that have hit the road in Beijing over the past two years are causing severe congestion and air pollution, but the local government is convinced it can lick the problem in time for the 2008 Olympics. >> Read the Full Article

Endangered Whooping Cranes Arrive in Florida

Thirteen endangered whooping cranes landed safely at a west-central Florida wildlife refuge Sunday morning, finishing a 64-day, 1,200-mile journey from Wisconsin to their wintering grounds. >> Read the Full Article

Wildlife Conservation Team Begins Survey of Irrawaddy Dolphins in Myanmar, Report Says

A wildlife team led by a U.S. expert has begun an annual survey of endangered Irrawaddy dolphins in Myanmar's main river, a count that last year showed just 50 of the animals still living there, a newspaper reported Sunday. >> Read the Full Article

Impact of Greenhouses Gases Discussed at U.N. Global Warming Summit

A new report on ecological damage from greenhouse gases dominated the sidelines of a U.N. conference on global warming Saturday as delegates from nearly 200 nations assembled to prepare for the launch next year of the Kyoto Protocol. >> Read the Full Article

President Bush to Make 'Aggressive Push' to Cut Air Pollution, Administration Says

President Bush will make air pollution a top priority in Congress early next year, starting with "an aggressive push" to build support for his pollution-cutting plan, senior administration officials said Saturday. >> Read the Full Article

DaimlerChrysler, GM to Team Up on Hybrid Engines

General Motors Corp. and DaimlerChrysler AG, two of the world's biggest automakers, are teaming up to develop hybrid technology, which combines combustion engines and electric motors, for use in their vehicles, DaimlerChrysler said Monday. >> Read the Full Article

Environmental Protection Agency Hasn't Won Improvements It Touted

The federal government has quietly allowed oil refineries nationwide to miss court-mandated deadlines to reduce air emissions, prolonging the exposure of hundreds of thousands of people to dangerous pollutants. >> Read the Full Article

Bush OKs Ruling That May Endanger Species

The Bush administration said Friday it will allow developers to complete construction and other projects even after belated discoveries that the work could endanger protected species. >> Read the Full Article

Alaska Oil Spill Crews Seize on Calmer Weather

About 150 people were ready to begin cleaning up an oil spill threatening endangered animals Sunday, four days after a ship broke apart and six people died in a helicopter rescue attempt. >> Read the Full Article