Much to the dismay of environmentalists, the U.N. World Heritage Committee yesterday declined to put a prominent Australian wilderness area on its “in danger” list. Enviros had pushed for the U.N. committee to declare Kakadu National Park in danger because an Australian company plans to open a new uranium mine there. But the committee rejected the advice of its own expert panel and declined to make the listing, perhaps in response to fierce lobbying by the Australian government against it.