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Activists Want Chimp Declared a 'Person'

In some ways, Hiasl is like any other Viennese: He indulges a weakness for pastry, likes to paint and enjoys chilling out watching TV. But he doesn't care for coffee, and he isn't actually a person -- at least not yet. >> Read the Full Article

Famous Caymans Coral Reefs Dying, Scientists Say

To coral reef-driven tourism industries like those of the Cayman Islands, there could be a greater cost in ignoring climate change than fighting it. >> Read the Full Article

Interior Secretary Says U.S. Must Focus on Preventing Species from Becoming Endangered

The U.S. interior secretary defended a new policy that makes it harder to list disappearing species as endangered, saying on Friday the government needs to focus less on lists and more on helping wildlife populations rebuild and stay strong. >> Read the Full Article

International Delegates Reach Climate Change Deal, Conclude Immediate Action Necessary

International delegates agreed Friday that the world has the technology and money to limit catastrophic global warming, but that it must act now to reduce the harmful effects of greenhouse gas emissions. >> Read the Full Article

Indigenous Peru Group Threatens To Sue Occidental

Indigenous Achuar communities of Peru who claim that pollution resulting from the production of oil harmed their way of life and damaged their health Thursday threatened to sue Occidental Petroleum Corp. >> Read the Full Article

Asian Development Bank Opens Meeting under Attack from Environmentalists

The Asian Development Bank opened its annual meeting Friday with its president pledging to pursue environmental friendly policies amid criticism from activists who claim its economic growth strategies fuel global warming and degrade the environment. >> Read the Full Article

Bhutan To Pay for the Climate Sins of Others

orests cover nearly three quarters of Bhutan, and help to absorb the greenhouse gases others emit. Its strict conservation policies help to guard one of the world's top 10 biodiversity hotspots, often to the chagrin of its own farmers. Yet Bhutan could pay a high price for the sins of others -- global warming is a major threat to its fragile ecosystem and the livelihoods of its people. >> Read the Full Article

World Bank Eyes $250 Million Deal To Save Forests

The World Bank is in talks with Papua New Guinea, Costa Rica and Indonesia, and regional bodies in Brazil and the Democratic Republic of Congo to fund forest protection, said Warren Evans, the Bank's head of environment. >> Read the Full Article

Arctic Leaders Blame Warming for Wolves, Suicide

Global warming sent marauding wolves into an Alaskan hamlet, killed Norwegian reindeer with unlikely parasites and may even spur suicide among Inuit youth, Arctic leaders said Thursday. >> Read the Full Article

Wind Farms Useful but May Threaten Birds

Wind farms could generate up to 7 percent of U.S. electricity in 15 years, but scientists want more study of the threat the spinning blades pose to birds and bats. >> Read the Full Article