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Pearl Jam Donates Green to Offset Carbon Emissions

Pearl Jam has promised to donate $100,000 to several groups that focus on climate change, renewable energy and other environmental causes as part of an effort to offset carbon emissions the band churns out on tour. >> Read the Full Article

Higher Mercury Levels Found in Imported Tuna

Some imports of canned tuna to the United States have mercury levels higher than the federal limit, according to analysis by an environmental group. >> Read the Full Article

Feds May Let Acres of Salty Farmland Go Fallow

Poor drainage has left land on the San Joaquin Valley's west side salty and worthless, a nightmare for farmers and the federal government, which provides irrigation water here. >> Read the Full Article

No Energy Security without Climate Security

With oil and gas prices at record highs and fears mounting over future supplies, global energy security will take centre stage at this year’s meeting of the Group of Eight (G8) industrialized nations. >> Read the Full Article

Volcanic Leaks Point to Climate Gas Storage Risks

Hundreds of deaths caused by volcanic leaks of carbon dioxide from Cameroon to California are worrying experts seeking ways to bury industrial emissions of the gas as part of an assault on global warming. >> Read the Full Article

Brown Tide Blooms in Washington's Waters

Scientists say a bloom of deadly "brown tide" that makes a surprise visit to Washington's inland waters a few times each decade, killing fish and then quickly heading out to the ocean, swept through the area last week. >> Read the Full Article

Happy Isle Tops Happy Planet Index

The tiny nation of Vanuatu, one of the "happy isles of Oceania", has topped a new index that measures quality of life against environmental impact, with industrial countries, perhaps unsurprisingly, faring badly. >> Read the Full Article

USDA Questions Sugar-To-Ethanol Profits

Making ethanol from sugar could be profitable with the current high demand for the gasoline substitute, but it probably won't be for long, the Agriculture Department said Monday. >> Read the Full Article

Canada Farm Quarantined in Suspected Mad Cow Case

Canada has quarantined an Alberta farm and is testing a dairy cow that was heavily pregnant and suspected of having mad cow disease, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said Monday. >> Read the Full Article

Drought Makes Louisiana Feel More Like Texas than Subtropics

After dealing with far too much water, southern Louisianans must now cope with far too little: In the century that records have been kept, the region has never been so dry. >> Read the Full Article