Senate Skeptic of Global Warming Takes Aim at California
September 8, 2006 12:00 AM - Erica Werner, Associated Press

A bill to crank up penalties for the nation's most polluted air regions -- both in California -- was introduced Thursday in the Senate by Congress' biggest skeptic of global warming.

Canada Native Groups Join to Protect Water Supply
September 8, 2006 12:00 AM - Jeffrey Jones, Reuters

Booming oil and gas development in Western and Northern Canada has prompted native groups to build a united front to better protect the vast region's water resources, aboriginal leaders said Thursday.

Christian Group Encourages Recycling
September 8, 2006 12:00 AM - Jeff Barnard, Associated Press

Tending to your soul at the Vineyard Christian Fellowship in Boise, Idaho, involves recycling old cell phones and printer cartridges in the church lobby, pulling noxious weeds in the backcountry and fixing worn-out hiking trails in the mountains.

Tsunami Spurs Interest in Asian Coasts
September 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Michael Casey, Associated Press

"The tsunami brought an understanding that the ecosystem is a lot more fragile than people thought," said Austin Arensberg, a World Conservation Union official who is part of a team working on a $240,000 Spanish-funded project to restore mangrove forests in Thailand and Sri Lanka.

U.S. Colleges to Buy Green Power in MTV Competition
September 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Timothy Gardner, Reuters

Students at several colleges have already pushed through fees of about $30 per student that allow schools to buy power from clean energy sources such as solar and wind farms.

China and Europe to Discuss Energy, Environment
September 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

China and European Union leaders will discuss cooperation on energy and climate issues at their upcoming summit, but Chinese officials held out little hope of a breakthrough on their long-sought end to the EU's weapons sales ban.

Brazil Sees Amazon Land Clearing Easing This Year
September 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Andrea Welsh, Reuters

Huge tracts of Brazil's Amazon rainforest were cleared legally and illegally in the past year, but the rate of deforestation slowed, the country's environment minister said Tuesday.

Gore Predicts Shift in Bush Climate Policy
September 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore predicted on Tuesday that President George W. Bush would shift to do more to fight global warming, under Republican pressure from California to New York.

EU Commission Proposes Cleanup Strategy for Mediterranean
September 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The European Commission on Wednesday proposed a strategy to clean up the Mediterranean and halt pollution from industry, shipping and households by 2020.

Dutch Greenhouse Gas Emissions Now at 1990 Levels
September 5, 2006 12:00 AM - Toby Sterling, Associated Press

Greenhouse gas emissions in the Netherlands fell by around 2 percent in 2005 from a year earlier and were at approximately the same level they were in 1990, a government agency said Monday.

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