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World Has Seven Years for Key Climate Decisions, Says Tony Blair

The world has seven years to take vital decisions and implement measures to curb greenhouse gas emissions or it could be too late, British Prime Minister Tony Blair said on Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

U.N. Chemicals Agreement Reached Despite U.S. and European Differences

Environmental officials from 150 countries approved a broad agreement Tuesday that sets international standards for the production of chemicals. >> Read the Full Article

Scientists Warn of Melting Ice in Arctic

Scientists on Monday painted a gloomy picture of the effects of global warming on the Arctic, warning of melting ocean ice, rising oceans, thawed permafrost and forests susceptible to bugs and fire. >> Read the Full Article

Deal Reached to Protect Canada's Coast Rainforest

Environmentalists and Canada's timber industry said Tuesday they had put an end to their long-running battle over a region of Pacific Coast wilderness often referred to as the Great Bear Rainforest. >> Read the Full Article

Texas Sues Developer for Sales of Land with No Water Service

The state of Texas is suing a developer for selling residential plots without water and sewage service in violation of laws meant to stop the spread of shanty towns >> Read the Full Article

Russian Environmental Safety Regulator Rejects Eastern Oil Pipeline Route

Russia's environmental safety regulator has rejected part of a plan for a controversial crude oil pipeline that ecologists have said could threaten the world's biggest freshwater lake. >> Read the Full Article

Sweden, a Leader in Renewable Energy, Aims to End Oil Dependency by 2020

U.S. President George W. Bush may have surprised international observers by pledging in his State of the Union address to break his country's addiction to foreign oil -- but Sweden was already one step ahead of him. >> Read the Full Article

U.S. Congressmen Push at U.N. for New Climate Talks

A key U.S. senator called on the Bush administration Monday to open global climate talks, warning that the dangers of global warming were not only a threat to the United States but India and China as well. >> Read the Full Article

China's Environmental Agency Says Disasters Must Be Reported within One Hour

Environmental accidents must be reported within an hour after they are discovered, China's pollution watchdog ordered Tuesday, citing the public's "right to know" following a spate of disasters. >> Read the Full Article

Bush Budget Triples Money from Alaska Oil Drilling

The Bush administration Monday again asked Congress to allow oil drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), but almost tripled its estimate for the amount of money that would be collected in leasing fees from energy companies. >> Read the Full Article