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China's 'Roof of the World' Glaciers Melting Fast

Glaciers covering China's Qinghai-Tibet plateau are shrinking by 7 percent a year due to global warming and the environmental consequences may be dire, Xinhua news agency reported on Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

Global Warming Differences Resolved with Corrections in Readings

A nagging difference in temperature readings that had raised questions about global warming has been resolved, a panel of scientists reported Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

Ten States Sue Federal Government for Tighter Gas Mileage Requirements

Ten states, led by California, sued the federal government Tuesday to try to force the Bush administration to strengthen gas mileage requirements for sport utility vehicles and pickup trucks. >> Read the Full Article

EU to Agree on New Battery Recycling Plan, Officials Say

The European Union was expected to agree Tuesday on new rules for collecting and recycling batteries to limit pollution caused when they are incinerated or buried in leaky landfill sites. >> Read the Full Article

Common Soap Antiseptic Found in U.S. Crop Fields

A chemical widely used to make soap "antiseptic" survives sewage treatment and is being spread onto farmland and released into water, with unknown effects, researchers reported Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

U.S. Wastewater Sites Need More Security Funding

Most U.S. wastewater facilities have voluntarily boosted their site security in the last five years, but they still need more funding and better federal direction, according to a government report Monday. >> Read the Full Article

Scientists Vote to Track Down Jaguar

A team of government scientists has voted to capture one of a handful of jaguars known to live in the United States, drawing protests from environmental groups. >> Read the Full Article

On <I>Beyond Organic</I>: How Journalists Report Environmental Issues

According to Nina Utne, between 1993 and 2003, not a single peer reviewed article published in a scientific journal cast doubt on global warming, but over a similar 10-year period, more than 53 percent of mainstream news articles covering the topic did. >> Read the Full Article

Greenhouse Gases Showed Steady Rise in 2005

Carbon dioxide, emitted by coal-burning power plants and cars, increased last year, according to NOAA's Annual Greenhouse Gas Index, or AGGI. So did nitrous oxide, a byproduct of farming and industry. >> Read the Full Article

UN Denies Conflict in Appointing Environment Chief

The United Nations denied Monday that the appointment of a new environment director was linked to his presence on a jury that awarded U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan a $500,000 environmental prize. >> Read the Full Article