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Third Crack Found in Forested Area on Hawaii's Kilauea, Threatening Rare Plants and Species

A third large crack has formed on Kilauea, one of the world's most active volcanoes, park officials said Wednesday. A forest area that is home to rare plants and species could be in danger. >> Read the Full Article

China Overtakes U.S. as Top CO2 Emitter

China has overtaken the United States as the top emitter of carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas, because of surging energy use in its economic boom, a Dutch government-funded agency said on Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article

Glacial Lake Vanishes in Southern Chile

A five-acre glacial lake in Chile's southern Andes has disappeared -- and scientists want to know why. One theory is the water disappeared through cracks in the lake bottom into underground fissures. >> Read the Full Article

In Climate Change Debate, U.S. Eyes Turn to California

It celebrates tree-sitters like Julia Butterfly Hill, who spent two years on top of a giant redwood to prevent it from being chopped down. And its laws protect geckos, yellow-billed cuckoos and the Mohave ground squirrel. >> Read the Full Article

U.S. Senate Struggles for Deal on Auto Fuel Standards

The U.S. Senate struggled Wednesday to reach a compromise proposal to increase vehicle fuel efficiency, a major disagreement point holding up progress on broad-based energy legislation. >> Read the Full Article

Google Aims To Go Carbon-Neutral by the End of 2007

Google Inc. aims to voluntarily cut or offset all of its greenhouse emissions by the end of the year, the Web search leader said Tuesday. Google is one of a number of companies, including News Corp., and Yahoo Inc. that are attempting to cut emissions of gases scientists link to global warming. >> Read the Full Article

Indonesia Pledges To Halve Forest Fires This Year

Indonesia pledged on Thursday to reduce forest fires by up to half this year, as Southeast Asian environment ministers met on Sumatra island to discuss ways to stop smoke billowing across their region. >> Read the Full Article

Desalination Could Aggravate Climate Change

Extracting salt from seawater to make it drinkable is the wrong way to handle water shortages around the world and could exacerbate climate change, a leading conservation group said Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

Chilean Salmon Industry Damaging Lakes, WWF Says

Chile is damaging its picturesque southern lakes by using them to raise young salmon, so it should nurture the fish in man-made ponds instead, the World Wildlife Fund said Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

Canon Tops List of Climate-Friendly Companies

Canon Electronics Inc. , athletic gear leader Nike Inc. and food and consumer goods giant Unilever Plc topped a list rating climate-friendly companies released Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article