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Australia Tells EU To Do More on Emissions

Australia called on the European Union on Tuesday to do more to cut its own greenhouse emissions before lecturing Kyoto sceptics Australia and the United States about climate change. >> Read the Full Article

U.S. Developer To Build Hotels in Congo National Park

Congo Republic has signed a deal to allow a U.S. developer to build hotels and casinos in a natural park that is home to several endangered species, a source at the Forestry Ministry said on Monday. >> Read the Full Article

Filmmaker on Mission To Save Sharks

Canadian filmmaker Rob Stewart wants to take a bite out of the global shark fin industry that is wiping the big fish from the seas. His film "Sharkwater," which had the third-largest box office opening for a documentary in Canadian theater history, looks at the threats facing the predators on top of the marine food chain. >> Read the Full Article

Tropical Losers, Northern Winners from Warming?

Northern nations such as Russia or Canada may be celebrating better harvests and less icy winters in coming decades even as rising seas, also caused by global warming, are washing away Pacific island states. >> Read the Full Article

Plan for Big U.S. Offshore Wind Farm Passes Hurdle

A controversial plan to build the first large U.S. offshore wind-power farm won approval from Massachusetts authorities Friday but still must clear federal regulatory hurdles. >> Read the Full Article

Climate Change Sceptics Say Humans Not To Blame

A group of scientists is fighting a rearguard action to challenge mainstream evidence that humans are to blame for climate change. >> Read the Full Article

Mongolia Reindeer Herders Threatened by Modern World

North of nowhere and high above the pristine, alpine Khovsgol Lake in the forests of northern Mongolia, the Gansukh family sits in their teepee home while their reindeer graze outside. >> Read the Full Article

Tsunami Devastates Western Solomon Islands; 13 Killed, Toll Expected To Rise

Tsunami waves churned by an undersea earthquake crashed ashore in the Solomon Islands on Monday, wiping away entire villages and triggering alerts from Australia to Hawaii, officials said. At least 13 people were killed and the toll was expected to rise. >> Read the Full Article

Seafood Poisoning on the Rise as Oceans Become Warmer, More Polluted

Experts estimate that up to 50,000 people worldwide suffer ciguatera poisoning each year, with more than 90 percent of cases unreported. Scientists say the risks are getting worse, because of damage that pollution and global warming are inflicting on the coral reefs where many fish species feed. >> Read the Full Article

New Federal Chemical Rules Will Not Override Tougher State Rules

New federal rules giving the Bush administration authority for the first time to regulate and even shut down chemical plants will not overrule stricter state rules already in place, according to a letter sent Sunday to lawmakers by Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff. >> Read the Full Article