Bank of America to Offer Incentives to Buy Hybrids
June 8, 2006 12:00 AM - Jay Lindsay, Associated Press

Driving a hybrid car already means free parking at meters in one Connecticut city and reserved parking spots near the front door of a New Hampshire company. Now, some Bank of America Corp. employees will receive $3,000 cash if they buy one of the fuel-efficient vehicles.

Plan to Raise Missouri River Leads to Concerns about Flooding, Shortages
June 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Chuck Brown, Associated Press

Reshaping the Missouri River to make it easier to navigate made it less hospitable to three animals on the federal endangered species list, including an ancient fish called the pallid sturgeon.

U.N. Warns of Conflict Risk from Growth of Deserts
June 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Hamid Ould Ahmed, Reuters

The United Nations used World Environment Day on Monday to warn that the growth of deserts was a growing obstacle to ending poverty and a threat to peace.

Brazil OKs Paving Amazon Road on Environment Day
June 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva gave the green light Monday to paving a controversial road through the Amazon rainforest, benefiting farmers and worrying environmentalists.

Black Sea Summit Opens in Romanian Capital
June 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Alison Mutler, Associated Press

Leaders of Black Sea countries met on Monday for a summit aimed at combatting the region's drug- and people-smuggling networks, finding ways of tackling pollution and discussing alternative energy routes.

Environment Groups Lobby against U.S. Ice Highway across Antarctica
June 5, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

An international coalition of environmental groups next week will lobby Antarctic Treaty nations to ask the United States to reconsider its 1,632-kilometer (1,020-mile) "ice highway" to the South Pole, constructed to bolster scientific study.

Globe Confronts Warming As Emissions Grow
June 5, 2006 12:00 AM - Charles J. Hanley, Associated Press

Britain and Sweden are on target for reducing global-warming gases, but other countries will have to toughen policies and rely on "carbon trading" to achieve their Kyoto Protocol goals by 2012, says a new U.N. report.

Treasury Nominee Brings New Views on Environment to Bush
June 2, 2006 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

Henry Paulson may find the tightrope he'll be walking as President Bush's Treasury secretary will span a wider gulf than in his current twin jobs as chairman of Goldman Sachs and The Nature Conservancy.

China Cracking Down on Illegal Timber from Myanmar
June 1, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

China has quietly cracked down on illegal timber imports from Myanmar, a rights group and state media say, after decades of Chinese logging in the isolated country's northern forests.

Study Finds Yellowstone Air Quality Worsening
June 1, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Air quality in four of six categories is worsening at Yellowstone National Park, a new study by the National Park Service shows. One pollutant on the rise in Yellowstone is ground-level ozone, which can cause respiratory problems and threaten plant health.

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