Millions in Asia Suffering from Lack of Water and Proper Sanitation
November 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Ker Munthit, Associated Press
Two out of three people in South Asia lack basic sanitation, numbers that put the region on a par with sub-Saharan Africa, said a U.N. report issued Thursday that described the provision of toilet facilities as crucial to social and economic development.
Coca-Cola Undertaking Africa Water Project, CEO Says
November 9, 2006 12:00 AM - Martinne Geller, Reuters
Coca-Cola Co. said Wednesday it would help to bring clean drinking water to parts of Africa in a plan to work with local communities on environmental issues like water management.
Alaskan Voters Say No to Oil Reserves Tax Initiative
November 9, 2006 12:00 AM - Matt Volz, Associated Press
Alaska voters shot down a proposal to tax oil companies $1 billion a year until they build a pipeline to take the largest reserve of natural gas in the United States from the North Slope to Midwestern markets, election results showed on Wednesday.
International Energy Agency Warns of Effects of Rise in Coal Consumption
November 9, 2006 12:00 AM - Sam Fleming, Daily Mail
We are burning our way to an increasingly "dirty future" thanks to the world's growing reliance on coal, the world's leading energy watchdog warned.
Tidal Energy Companies Staking Claims
November 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Jeannette J. Lee, Associated Press
In the quest for oil-free power, a handful of small companies are staking claims on the boundless energy of the rising and ebbing sea.
Africa Needs Help to Win Clean Energy Investment
November 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Wangui Kanina, Reuters
Africa lacks the capacity and projects to attract the levels of investment in clean energy seen in other parts of the world, Kenya's environment minister said on Sunday.
Strapped Missouri Farmers Seek Salvation from Declining Economy in Wind Farms
November 2, 2006 12:00 AM - Alan Scher Zagier, Associated Press
The decline of the family farm is part of Northwest Missouri's economic problems. But some farmers in the region who once relied on hogs or soybeans to make ends meet will soon be harvesting wind energy.
Wild Jatropha Stirs Hope of Biodiesel Bounty in India
November 1, 2006 12:00 AM - Biman Mukherji and Hari Ramachandran, Reuters
The glow from burning jatropha seed torches has often saved Maruti Chindu from treading on snakes, but now he carefully nurtures them for a use that he never imagined before -- running cars and trucks.
Nebraska Governor Signs River Agreement He Says Also Protects Farmers
November 1, 2006 12:00 AM - Nate Jenkins, Associated Press
Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman has signed a three-state plan to protect the habitats of endangered species along the Platte River while at the same time sheltering growers from federal action.
China Turns to Salt Water to Ease Drought
October 31, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters
Drought-stricken China, where hundreds of millions of people are without regular access to drinking water, is turning to desalinated sea water to help end the crisis, the government said on Tuesday.