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Bush Plan to Help Climate, but No Green Conversion

President George W. Bush's call to break a U.S. addiction to oil is a step to curb global warming but does not herald conversion to a U.N.-led plan to slow climate change, experts said on Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article

Normally a Big Chill, Canada Basks in Mild Winter

Warm and winter are two unlikely companion words that Canadians are using to describe record-breaking temperatures this year. >> Read the Full Article

Elephant Sanctuary Rescues Abused Pachyderms

Two elephants explored their new sanctuary free of chains Tuesday, the first of four pairs to arrive as part of the most ambitious relocation effort ever mounted for abused pachyderms, organizers said. >> Read the Full Article

Pigeons Get Backpacks for Air Pollution Monitoring

A flock of pigeons fitted with mobile phone backpacks is to be used to monitor air pollution, New Scientist magazine reported on Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article

Army Corps Keeps Plan for Spring Rise on Missouri River

The Army Corps of Engineers said Tuesday it won't change plans to release extra water into the Missouri River this year, despite concerns the spring rise will put downstream farms and the barge industry at risk. >> Read the Full Article

Washington Weather May Be Killing Seabirds

The mass starvation deaths of murres on Tatoosh Island off the Olympic Peninsula may be due in part to unusual weather patterns along the West Coast, scientists say. >> Read the Full Article

EPA Sets Perchlorate Cleanup Level

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released a federal cleanup level for perchlorate that is more than four times higher than California's public health goal for the contaminant. >> Read the Full Article

Review Panel: Teflon Chemical a Likely Carcinogen

A chemical used in the manufacture of Teflon and other nonstick and stain-resistant products should be considered a "likely" carcinogen, according to an independent scientific review panel advising the EPA. >> Read the Full Article

Experts Say Black-Footed Ferrets Reproducing

In an encouraging sign for the black-footed ferret, wildlife officials say the animal is apparently reproducing across the West after nearing extinction less than three decades ago. >> Read the Full Article

Environmentalists Say Stopping Aid to Palestinians Would Harm Whole Region

Threats of withdrawing foreign aid to the Palestinian Authority following the Hamas election victory jeopardize environmental projects vital to Israel as well, Palestinian, Israeli and international officials said. >> Read the Full Article