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Thawing Permafrost Could Unleash Tons of Carbon

Ancient roots and bones locked in long-frozen soil in Siberia are starting to thaw, and have the potential to unleash billions of tons of carbon and accelerate global warming, scientists said Thursday. >> Read the Full Article

Foreign Oil Woes Drive Trend toward Deepwater Drilling

With improved technology and climbing global oil prices, U.S. companies are spending billions developing deepwater oil fields the Interior Department says will substantially boost Gulf production. >> Read the Full Article

ENN Weekly: June 12th - 16th

ENN rounds up the most important and compelling environmental news stories of the week. In the news June 12th - 16th: A Hawaiian monument, a pesticide phase-out, thawing permafrost, polar bear cannibalism, and much more. >> Read the Full Article

China Orders Cities to Restore Bicycle Lanes Lost to Car Boom

Chinese cities that destroyed bike lanes to widen roads for cars or new buildings are being ordered to put the pathways back, the government said Thursday amid efforts to battle the choking smog and traffic brought on by booming car use. >> Read the Full Article

Environmentalists Ask Judge to Stop Logging in Burned-over Section of National Forest

Environmentalists asked a federal judge Wednesday to temporarily block logging in a remote, burned-over section of a national forest that was purchased last week in the first such sale since the Bush administration eased logging restrictions. >> Read the Full Article

Elephants Drive Hundreds of Bangladeshis onto Boats

Hundreds of villagers have taken refuge on boats in Bangladesh after their homes were destroyed by a herd of rampaging elephants, local officials said on Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article

Scientists Urge G8 Not to Ignore Global Warming

World leaders must not allow concern for energy security to distract them from taking promised action on global warming, top world scientists said on Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article

Chinese Officials Rush to Clean River Polluted by Tons of Coal Tar

Cleanup crews in northern China were scrambling Thursday to absorb 60 tons of toxic coal tar accidentally dumped into a river before it reaches a reservoir serving a city of 10 million, state media said. >> Read the Full Article

Wildfires Burn More than 20,000 Acres across Arizona

Strong winds thwarted efforts Wednesday to battle several wildfires that have burned more than 20,000 acres across the rain-deprived state of Arizona. >> Read the Full Article

Northwest Hawaiian Islands to Get Monument Status

The Northwestern Hawaiian Islands -- remnants of extinct submerged volcanoes far from Waikiki -- will become a vast U.S. national monument and nature sanctuary, a senior administration official said Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article