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G-8 Takes No Concrete Steps to Stop Global Warming, but Schedules New Round of Talks

The Group of Eight summit bowed to U.S. pressure on Friday by approving a declaration on climate change that avoided taking any concrete steps to fight global warming, such as setting targets or timetables for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. >> Read the Full Article

Working to Bring Back the Coaster Brook Trout

Barely noticeable beneath a wooden foot bridge, the wire antenna stretched across the gurgling Mosquito River is on the lookout for one of the Great Lakes' most mysterious fish: the coaster brook trout. >> Read the Full Article

Chile's Environmentalists Wake Up, Go for the Gold

Thousands of environmentalists marched in 14 Chilean cities on Saturday to celebrate the growing clout of their movement after two victories against major industries. Environmentalist helped shut down the Valdivia wood pulp plant, a unit of the country's biggest industrial conglomerate Copec, which was blamed for polluting a wetlands and killing hundreds of black-necked swans. >> Read the Full Article

South Africa's Cape Baboons Being Maimed

The baboons of South Africa's Cape Peninsula are caught in a war with their human neighbors, who are sick of having their kitchens ransacked by marauding primates with an uncanny knack for breaking into houses. >> Read the Full Article

Edmund Hillary Joins Call to Protect Mount Everest from Climate Change

Edmund Hillary, the first climber to conquer Mount Everest with his Sherpa guide, on Monday urged that the world's highest mountain be placed on the United Nations' list of endangered heritage sites because of the risks of climate change. >> Read the Full Article

ENN Special Report: Corporate Social Responsibility

Companies large and small are learning the importance of corporate social responsibility, or CSR. The term covers a range of behaviors and practices such as fair wages, fair trade, nondiscrimination, environmental stewardship, and contributions to the local community. While a number of companies have had these values for years, many are new to the practice -- sometimes dragged there by testy shareholders or increasingly savvy customers, who expect more from a company than simply a good product at a good price. >> Read the Full Article

Agriculture Leaders Finalize Animal Tracking Plan

The period where animal producers could comment on the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Animal Identification System preliminary plan ended Wednesday. The system is meant to be a way to track any animal sold for production -- which mainly includes cattle and swine in Oklahoma -- from birth to slaughter through a tag placed on the animal. >> Read the Full Article

Group Calls for Timmermeyer to Quit over C8

A Washington-based watchdog group is calling for W. Va. Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Stephanie Timmermeyer to resign. The Environmental Working Group said this week that Timmermeyer should step down because she formerly represented DuPont Co. on issues surrounding the toxic chemical C8. >> Read the Full Article

Dell's National Solar Car Race Begins Today

More than 180 high school students from around the nation and Mexico today embark on a 1,600-mile race in hand-built, solar-powered cars. >> Read the Full Article

Reduce Your Climate Footprint:, a nonprofit organization, now makes it easy and affordable for individuals and businesses to remove their climate footprint. enables people to calculate their carbon emissions for home, business, commuting and air travel and then donate to offset the impact they have on the environment and climate change. >> Read the Full Article