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Democrats Offer Plan to Cut U.S. Oil Import Reliance

Senate Democrats Wednesday offered a plan to cut U.S. oil import dependence 40 percent by 2020 by requiring more use of alternative motor vehicle fuels like ethanol. >> Read the Full Article

House Approves Bill to Speed Logging in Burned Forests

The House on Wednesday approved a bill to speed up the logging of burned forests and planting of new trees after storms and wildfires. >> Read the Full Article

India Eyes Chinese Help to Protect Tigers

Chinese help is critical to protect India's tiger population and Beijing needs to curb the market for big cat skins and body parts, a leading Indian conservation official said on Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article

'Carbon Dioxide... We Call It Life,' U.S. TV Ads Say

A little girl blows away dandelion fluff as an announcer says, "Carbon dioxide: they call it pollution; we call it life," in an advertisement targeting global warming "alarmists," especially Al Gore. >> Read the Full Article

Transport a Black Spot for Global Warming, U.N. Says

Transport is the worst offender for releasing greenhouse gases into the atmosphere and governments must do more to cut emissions from cars and trucks, the U.N.'s climate change chief said on Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article

U.S. Navy Sinks Old Warship for Reef off Florida

The U.S. Navy blasted holes in the retired U.S. aircraft carrier Oriskany off Florida's coast Wednesday and sent the warship to the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico as the world's largest intentionally created artificial reef. >> Read the Full Article

Scientists Back Plug-In Hybrids

A group of scientists urged Congress on Wednesday to fund research for plug-in hybrid vehicles, touting the technology as another way to reduce the nation's dependence on oil through the help of a simple electrical socket. >> Read the Full Article

Pennsylvania Puts Cormorants on Hit List

The double-crested cormorant, a voracious fish-devouring bird that was vanishing only 35 years ago, has made a triumphant comeback. So much so that several states now want the bird dead. >> Read the Full Article

India Says Poverty a Worse Problem Than Climate

India said on Tuesday that poor nations had to give priority to ending poverty rather than fighting global warming at 189-nation U.N. climate talks criticised by environmentalists as a rambling talk shop. >> Read the Full Article

Hawaii Fights Coqui Frogs, Other Species

Hawaii has allocated $4.9 million to fight invasive species including coqui frogs, the amphibian accused of threatening Hawaii's fragile ecosystem and disrupting the sleep of island residents. >> Read the Full Article