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World Urgently Needs Post-Kyoto Climate Deal-UN Says

The world urgently needs a long-term post-Kyoto agreement to fight global warming to provide security for investors and raise more funding, the U.N. top climate official said on Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

North Sea Herring, Hake Stocks Good, but Cod, Flatfish Still Depleted

Norwegian herring has reached healthy levels and the Northern hake is making a comeback, but stocks of flatfish, cod and sand eel are still depleted in the North Sea, an international marine research group said Monday. >> Read the Full Article

Britain Must Cut Flights or Miss CO2 Targets

The British government must curb the huge expansion in air travel or risk overshooting its self-imposed target of cutting carbon dioxide emissions by 60 percent by 2050, a study said on Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

Hawaii Remains Vulnerable to Quakes

Another massive earthquake could strike the Hawaiian isles at any time, but this weekend's 6.7 magnitude tremor does not signal an increase in ground-shaking activity, researchers said. >> Read the Full Article

Antarctic Ice Collapse Tied to Greenhouse Gases

Scientists said Monday that they had found the first direct evidence linking the collapse of an ice shelf in Antarctica to global warming widely blamed on human activities. >> Read the Full Article

Congressman to Push Bill on Sea Lions

Fishery officials have tried just about everything to keep California sea lions from munching on threatened salmon migrating up the Columbia River -- from yelling at them to setting off firecrackers. But nothing has worked. >> Read the Full Article

California U.S. Northeast to Unite on Forming CO2 Market

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said Monday his state will work with New York and other eastern states to create a market that will cut emissions linked to global warming. ` >> Read the Full Article

Ivory Coast Tragedy Highlights Hazardous Waste Trade on Rise

Not long after hundreds of tons of toxic waste was jettisoned around Ivory Coast's main city under cover of darkness, Jean-Jacques Kakou awoke like thousands of others here to an overpowering stench that burned his eyes and made it hard to breathe. >> Read the Full Article

California Farms Reeling after Spinach Scare

Spinach is back on U.S. store shelves after an E. coli outbreak linked to the vegetable killed three people, but farmers in California expect to suffer huge losses long after publicity recedes. >> Read the Full Article

California Growers Fear Biotech Rice Threat

Fourth-generation farmer Greg Massa was in the middle of the rice harvest and he was dirty, angry and depressed. A late planting season, hot summer and rising expenses had ensured a less-than-stellar harvest. >> Read the Full Article