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U.S. Evangelicals Urge Action on Global Warming

A group of 85 evangelical Christian leaders Wednesday backed legislation opposed by the White House to cut carbon dioxide emissions, kicking off a campaign to mobilize religious conservatives to combat global warming. >> Read the Full Article

Less Snow in Rockies Slows Release of CO2 Emissions

Rising temperatures and a decline in the amount of snow in the Rocky Mountains have slowed the release of carbon dioxide, the main gas blamed for global warming, from forest soil, researchers said on Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article

Lawmaker Seeks Probe of Logging Study

Rep. Jay Inslee, D-Wash., called for an investigation into why federal funding was suspended for a study that goes against White House-supported legislation to speed up logging after wildfires in national forests. >> Read the Full Article

Bush Budget Cuts Back on Energy Efficiency Programs

Consumer and energy efficiency advocates are complaining that the president's budget, sent to Congress this week, cuts energy conservation programs -- including two the administration has touted repeatedly. >> Read the Full Article

Alaska Looks for Image Makeover

It's known as The Last Frontier. But lately, Alaska is worried the rest of America sees it as the Freeloading Frontier. >> Read the Full Article

NIH Launches Genetics Project Examining Environmental Influences on Disease

NIH is launching a major project to uncover genetic variations that make people vulnerable to some of the most common diseases, and then determine what in the environment -- pollution, behavior, diet -- pushes those people into full-blown illness. >> Read the Full Article

Feds Move to Protect Polar Bears

Amid concerns that global warming is melting away the icy habitats where polar bears live, the federal government is reviewing whether they should be considered a threatened species. >> Read the Full Article

Toshiba Says Westinghouse Purchase Will Let it Tap into Growing Nuclear Market

Toshiba Corp. is confident the purchase of U.S. nuclear power company Westinghouse Electric Co. will pay off, and the Japanese electronics maker is in talks with several possible minority-stake partners. >> Read the Full Article

India Panel on Toxic Waste Divided over French Ship

An Indian environmental panel is divided on whether to allow a decommissioned French warship to be scrapped in India, and has not made a firm recommendation to the the nation's Supreme Court >> Read the Full Article

Judge May Halt Project to Protect Bird

A federal judge heard arguments Monday over whether a vast irrigation project intended to help farmers in eastern Arkansas will harm the rare ivory-billed woodpecker. >> Read the Full Article