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Judge Suspends Government Auction of Oil Concessions

A federal judge in Brasilia suspended an annual government auction at which Italian, Norwegian, Spanish and Argentine companies had won oil exploration and production concessions. >> Read the Full Article

Global Warming Case Goes before U.S. Supreme Court

Environmental groups and a dozen states will argue the U.S. government should regulate emissions of greenhouse gases that spur global warming in a pivotal case before the Supreme Court Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article

Animals Brought to Hawaii Flourish with Mixed Results

In Hawaii's warm, moist environment, interlopers have flourished. Known as invasive species, they pillage native forests, screech through the night in suburban neighborhoods and root around in rural taro patches. >> Read the Full Article

Study Finds Great Lakes Threatened by Aging Sewage Systems

The untreated urban sewage and effluents that flow into the Great Lakes each year are threatening a critical ecosystem that supplies water to millions of people, according to a study by a Canadian environmental group. >> Read the Full Article

Satellite to Track Elusive Pakistani Snow Leopards

Conservationists in Pakistan have for the first time attached a satellite tracking collar to a snow leopard with the aim of gathering crucial information for efforts to save the endangered big cats. >> Read the Full Article

Australian Research Shows Acceleration in Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The rate at which humans are pumping carbon dioxide into the atmosphere has more than doubled since the 1990s, according to Australian research, the latest report warning about the high rate of emissions accumulating in the atmosphere. >> Read the Full Article

Research Shows Acceleration in Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The rate at which humans are pumping carbon dioxide into the atmosphere has more than doubled since the 1990s, according to Australian research, the latest report warning about the high rate of emissions accumulating in the atmosphere. >> Read the Full Article

In Texas, Leftover Turkey Fat Fuels Biodiesel Cars

In the U.S. South, folks like their Thanksgiving Day turkey deep fried -- and the city of Plano north of Dallas collects the bird fat from residents for use in the biofuels industry. >> Read the Full Article

Ivory Coast to Reinstate Three Officials Implicated in Toxic Waste Dumping

President Laurent Gbagbo will reinstate three senior officials suspended after hundreds of tons of toxic waste were dumped in the capital of civil-war divided Ivory Coast, leaving 10 dead and thousands seeking treatment, his spokesman said. >> Read the Full Article

China Building Major Dam in Southwest, Raising Debate over Impact on People, Environment

Construction has begun on a major dam in southwestern China that will form part of a power generation base that will match the massive Three Gorges Dam in electrical generating capacity, reports said Monday. >> Read the Full Article