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Countries Increasingly at Odds over Water Sharing

Nelida Botello just wants to grow oranges and grapefruits on her small farm in northern Mexico, a patch of green in the parched desert near the border with California. >> Read the Full Article

Japan to Invite Iraqi Officials to Marshland Conservation Training Rrogram

Visiting Iraqi officials on Wednesday participated in an environmental program designed to boost efforts to restore the country's fabled marshlands, Japan's Foreign Ministry said. >> Read the Full Article

Brazil's Thirst for Energy to Flood Amazon Habitats

Brazil's plans to dam two rivers in the Amazon basin to generate power threaten a treasure trove of animals and plants in a region with one of the world's richest arrays of wildlife, environmentalists say. >> Read the Full Article

Global Warming Reaches 'Tipping Point,' Report Says

Human-fueled global warming has reached a "tipping point," according to a new survey of scientific research that found warming would continue even if greenhouse gas emissions halted immediately. >> Read the Full Article

State of the World's Water Resources

The United Nations says that even though the world has plenty of fresh water, the problem of access to the resource is caused by mismanagement and corruption. >> Read the Full Article

Canada Sets Seal Hunt, Says Activists Mislead

Canada has said it would allow 325,000 young seals to be killed this year and accused activists of misleading the public in suggesting that white-coat baby animals were still being slaughtered. >> Read the Full Article

Democrats Want U.S. Budget Bill to Drop Oil Drilling

Senate Democrats will try to remove language from a pending budget bill that calls for the government to raise billions of dollars in leasing fees from oil drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. >> Read the Full Article

Long-Despised Oil Platforms Should Be Kept in Place as Artificial Reefs

Marine biologist Milton Love has found that oil platforms off California's central coast are a haven for species of fish whose numbers have been dramatically reduced by overfishing. >> Read the Full Article

Turkmen President Orders Forest Planted in His Desert Nation

Turkmen President Saparmurat Niyazov ordered a forest planted to change his desert nation's climate -- the latest of the autocratic leader's elaborate projects that include an artificial lake and an ice palace. >> Read the Full Article

NASA Says Northern Ozone Pollution Spurs Arctic Warming

Ozone pollution in the Northern Hemisphere, churned out by factories and vehicles that burn fossil fuels, is a major factor in the dramatic warming of the Arctic zone, NASA climate scientists reported Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article