Polar bear cover-up: Polar bear Interior Department officials — who have maintained for months that they did not analyse how human activities were affecting Arctic warming and endangering polar bears’ survival — completed a review examining studies of this very subject less than a week before proposing that the government list the bears as threatened with extinction, according to the department’s own documents. — The Concord Monitor

How to make a buck off climate change: Wall Street’s own change in climate is nothing less than astonishing. Save-the-planet investing has suddenly, well, heated up. Four major investment banks — Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, Lehman Brothers and UBS — have recently issued fat global-warming reports looking at stocks and industries likely to gain or lose. — Newsweek

Save the vultures: Alarmed at the rapid decline in the vulture population, the union environment ministry is setting up four breeding centres across the country. — ZeeNews

Galapagos under threat: The threat is growing to the cradle of evolution. Crucial talks take place today over the increasingly precarious future of the Galapagos Islands, whose unique wildlife inspired Charles Darwin’s revolutionary theory.  — The Independent

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