Washington rejects climate change plea: The US has rejected UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s pleas to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, dismissing claims that there is a ‘frightening lack of leadership’ on global warming. The US intends to focus on policies that brake, rather than cut, emissions. — TVNZ  NAIROBI, Kenya (CP) – Climate change is not just an environmental issue but an all-encompassing threat to peace and security, and those who fail to recognize it are “out of step” with global realities, UN Secretary General Kofi Annan said Wednesday. — Canada.comClimate change is not just an environmental issue but an all-encompassing threat to peace and security, and those who fail to recognize it are “out of step” with global realities, UN Secretary General Kofi Annan said Wednesday. —  The French government has come up with an intriguing and long overdue policy proposal of taxing countries’ goods whose government has not ratified Kyoto – namely Annex I countries Australia and the United States. — Climate Ark Deep-sea trawling is destroying underwater mountains teeming with marine life and causing irreparable damage to ecosystems, scientists warned on Wednesday. — ENN Nearly three quarters of all bird species in northeast Australia and more than a third in Europe could become extinct unless efforts to stop global warming are stepped up, a report says. — ABC Online The capture of an unusual dolphin with an extra set of fins is shedding light on a controversial hunting technique in Japan. The bottlenose dolphin was captured alive on October 28 during Japan’s annual dolphin “drive hunt.” — National Geographic

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