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Feds Move to Protect Polar Bears

Amid concerns that global warming is melting away the icy habitats where polar bears live, the federal government is reviewing whether they should be considered a threatened species. >> Read the Full Article

Toshiba Says Westinghouse Purchase Will Let it Tap into Growing Nuclear Market

Toshiba Corp. is confident the purchase of U.S. nuclear power company Westinghouse Electric Co. will pay off, and the Japanese electronics maker is in talks with several possible minority-stake partners. >> Read the Full Article

India Panel on Toxic Waste Divided over French Ship

An Indian environmental panel is divided on whether to allow a decommissioned French warship to be scrapped in India, and has not made a firm recommendation to the the nation's Supreme Court >> Read the Full Article

Judge May Halt Project to Protect Bird

A federal judge heard arguments Monday over whether a vast irrigation project intended to help farmers in eastern Arkansas will harm the rare ivory-billed woodpecker. >> Read the Full Article

World Has Seven Years for Key Climate Decisions, Says Tony Blair

The world has seven years to take vital decisions and implement measures to curb greenhouse gas emissions or it could be too late, British Prime Minister Tony Blair said on Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

U.N. Chemicals Agreement Reached Despite U.S. and European Differences

Environmental officials from 150 countries approved a broad agreement Tuesday that sets international standards for the production of chemicals. >> Read the Full Article

Scientists Warn of Melting Ice in Arctic

Scientists on Monday painted a gloomy picture of the effects of global warming on the Arctic, warning of melting ocean ice, rising oceans, thawed permafrost and forests susceptible to bugs and fire. >> Read the Full Article

Deal Reached to Protect Canada's Coast Rainforest

Environmentalists and Canada's timber industry said Tuesday they had put an end to their long-running battle over a region of Pacific Coast wilderness often referred to as the Great Bear Rainforest. >> Read the Full Article

Texas Sues Developer for Sales of Land with No Water Service

The state of Texas is suing a developer for selling residential plots without water and sewage service in violation of laws meant to stop the spread of shanty towns >> Read the Full Article

Russian Environmental Safety Regulator Rejects Eastern Oil Pipeline Route

Russia's environmental safety regulator has rejected part of a plan for a controversial crude oil pipeline that ecologists have said could threaten the world's biggest freshwater lake. >> Read the Full Article