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A Precautionary Tale about Nature

Nineteen eighty-four is the year when the Earth reached the limits of its capacity to provide for us. Since then we have been using the Earth’s natural resources at a rate that increasingly exceeds what it is able to replenish. >> Read the Full Article

EU Governments Back New Air Pollution Rules

European Union governments on Monday backed new rules to combat air pollution by setting binding limits on levels of harmful dust particles, which the EU blames for up to 350,000 deaths every year. >> Read the Full Article

Climate Talks Held Despite Kyoto Rift

The United States and the European Union met on Tuesday in Helsinki to seek ways to curb greenhouse gases and promote clean energies, setting aside years of disputes over the U.N.'s Kyoto Protocol which caps emissions. >> Read the Full Article

Researchers Abandon Monkey Experiments

A research center has dropped a controversial proposal to conduct medical experiments on up to 100 endangered African monkeys that are natural carriers of a form of the AIDS virus but do not get sick from it. >> Read the Full Article

A Precautionary Tale about Nature -- An ENN Commentary

Nineteen eighty-four is the year when the Earth reached the limits of its capacity to provide for us. Since then we have been using the Earth’s natural resources at a rate that increasingly exceeds what it is able to replenish. >> Read the Full Article

UAE, U.S. Top List of Pressures on Nature, WWF Finds

The following is a ranking issued by the WWF conservation group on Tuesday of the 10 nations whose inhabitants place most demands per capita on the world's natural resources. >> Read the Full Article

Humans Living Far Beyond Planet's Means, WWF Says

Humans are stripping nature at an unprecedented rate and will need two planets' worth of natural resources every year by 2050 on current trends, the WWF conservation group said on Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

Official Says Tibet Water Diversion Not Feasible

A controversial scheme to channel water from Tibet to the parched Yellow River in western China is unnecessary and anyway not feasible, China's top water resources minister said on Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

As Japan's People Grow Older, Bears Grow Bolder

The number of Japanese black bears caught feasting in fields of sweet corn, apples and other crops has jumped this year, with the animals increasingly undisturbed by hunters, whose ranks are dwindling as the population ages. >> Read the Full Article

Research Mice Leaving NYC for Suburbs

A group of 35 hospitals and medical schools in the New York metropolitan area have decided to relocate their research mouse-breeding and mouse-holding operations in a new building in Yonkers. >> Read the Full Article