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China Draws Line in Sand to End Pollution for Good

China will rigorously enforce limits on industrial pollution as it seeks to rein in rampant pollution and tame frenetic economic growth, the nation's top environment official said. >> Read the Full Article

Rich Countries Like Poor Face Water Crisis

Rich countries have to make drastic changes to policies if they are to avoid the water crisis that is facing poorer nations, the WWF environmental organisation said on Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article

Public Doesn't Understand Global Warming

Recently, my foundation conducted a focus group about global warming to see where people are at in their understanding of this complex and challenging problem. The results? Let's just say they were disconcerting, to say the least. >> Read the Full Article

World Bank Fine Tunes Clean Energy Funding Proposal

A World Bank proposal to its steering committee to create two new funds to help developing countries generate cleaner, more efficient power is misguided because it backs fossil fuel projects, experts said Monday. >> Read the Full Article

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Urges Puerto Rico to Block Hotel Projects on Beach

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. urged Puerto Rican legislators on Monday to block the construction of resorts on an undeveloped beach on the island's northeast coast. >> Read the Full Article

Australian Farmers Called to Report Ugly Sheep

A campaign called "Xtreme sheep" aims to study sheep with undesirable wool features to unlock the genetic makeup of the prized merino and ensure production of its high quality fleece. >> Read the Full Article

Bringing Back the Woolly Mammoth -- Maybe

Descendants of extinct mammals like the giant woolly mammoth might one day walk the Earth again. It isn't exactly Jurassic Park, but Japanese researchers are looking at the possibility of using sperm from frozen animals to inseminate living relatives. >> Read the Full Article

China Denies Plundering World's Rain Forests

Environment groups say China is at the heart of a global trade for lumber it sells to markets in the United States and Europe and that much of its plywood exports comes from illegal logging. >> Read the Full Article

Officials Cut Corners with Biotech Crop Permits in Hawaii

A federal judge has ruled that U.S. agriculture officials violated environmental laws in permitting four companies to plant genetically modified crops in Hawaii to produce experimental drugs. >> Read the Full Article

Lebanon to Start Mopping Up Oil Spill This Week

Lebanon will on Tuesday start mopping up 10,000-15,000 tonnes of oil that spilled into the Mediterranean Sea and covered the coast with sludge after Israel bombed a power plant over a month ago. >> Read the Full Article