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Canada Faces U.N. Grilling over Kyoto Abandonment

This is likely to be another rough week for embattled Canadian Environment Minister Rona Ambrose, who must explain to a summit on global warming why Ottawa has effectively abandoned the Kyoto protocol on climate change. >> Read the Full Article

Snows of Kilimanjaro Shrink: God or Global Warming?

At the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, an elderly Maasai village chief squints up at the summit and says only God can explain the shrinking snowcap and worsening droughts. >> Read the Full Article

War, Pollution and Politics Endangering Iraq's Storied Tigris River

For 6,000 years, the river that flows through the heart of Baghdad nurtured the people who live along its banks -- providing water, food, transport and recreation. But three years of war, plus pollution and politics, have transformed the storied Tigris into a stagnant sewer. >> Read the Full Article

El Nino May Spell Trouble for Indonesian Orangutans

Indonesia's orangutan population, under threat from smog-producing forest fires this year, could be in graver danger in 2007 when dry El Nino conditions are expected to intensify in the region, an ecologist said on Monday. >> Read the Full Article

U.N. Eyes Climate Change Plan for Africa

U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan will announce a two-year plan to help Africa respond to global warming when he speaks to an international climate change conference in Nairobi on Wednesday, a U.N. source told Reuters. >> Read the Full Article

Thai Zoo to Teach Panda to Mate with 'Porn' Videos

A Thai zoo, which has hosted a couple of pandas for four years, will play "porn" videos for the male next month to encourage them to breed in captivity, the project manager said on Saturday. >> Read the Full Article

Pressure on GOP to Accept Limited Expansion of Offshore Oil, Gas Drilling

The Democrats' return to power is increasing pressure on House Republican leaders to accept a limited expansion of offshore oil and gas drilling. >> Read the Full Article

Space Maps of Forests from 1990s Could Aid Climate

Photographs taken from space can track deforestation in developing nations and could be used along with cash incentives to safeguard trees and combat global warming, experts say. >> Read the Full Article

El Nino Expected to Continue Into 2007

The unusual warming of water in the Pacific Ocean known as El Nino is expected to continue into winter, affecting weather in North America, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday. >> Read the Full Article

Environment Crises Plague China a Year after Spill

China needs to wake up to its pollution crisis, a top environment official warned on Thursday, saying the country still suffers frequent environmental accidents a year after a disastrous explosion at a chemical plant. >> Read the Full Article