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Condors Seen at Risk for Lead Poisoning

Wildlife officials laid traps for California condors to test for lead poisoning after many were spotted feeding on squirrels that had been shot. >> Read the Full Article

U.S. Says It Won't Cut Deals with Japan over Whaling

The United States said Tuesday it would not be cutting any deals with Japan over Alaska's bowhead whale hunting quota as it prepares to host an international whaling group next year. >> Read the Full Article

E.U., U.S. Agree to 'Urgent' Action on Climate Change

The United States and the European Union, long at odds over the significance of climate change, will agree on Wednesday to act with "resolve and urgency" to reduce emissions of gases blamed for global warming. >> Read the Full Article

Sierra Club Investing Heavily in State Races

The Sierra Club plans to shift millions in campaign cash from Congressional races to state and local campaigns this fall, a sign from the nation's oldest and largest environmental group that Washington is becoming less relevant to its cause. >> Read the Full Article

Liberia Seeks Prosperity from Blood-Stained Forests

Liberia hopes to turn its forests, once dubbed "blood timber" and felled to buy weapons, into a new asset through a combination of protection and controlled harvesting, a government official said on Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

Americans Prefer Video to National Parks, Study Finds

Americans are less interested in spending time in natural surroundings like national parks because they are spending more time watching television, playing video games and surfing the Internet, according to a study released Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

Alaskan Eskimos Fear Whaling Future under Threat

As mayor of Alaska's oil-rich North Slope Borough, Edward Itta understands that developing the region's energy resources can pay for better schools and much-needed infrastructure improvements. >> Read the Full Article

Arkansas Researcher Says Some Bats Bounce Back

A University of Arkansas researcher says efforts by conservation groups to protect bat caves have allowed endangered bat species in the United States to recover. >> Read the Full Article

Giant Panda's Future Looks Brighter, Study Finds

Giant pandas may not be in as much danger of extinction as feared with a new British-Chinese study finding there could be twice as many living in the wild as previously thought, scientists said Monday. >> Read the Full Article

World Must Come to Aid of Urban Poor, UN Official Says

With the growth of the world's cities inevitable, governments must show they have the political will to help the urban poor, the head of U.N. Human Settlements Program said Monday. >> Read the Full Article