Energy

Vegas Plan To Pump Water from Rural Nevada Approved on Smaller Scale
April 17, 2007 12:00 AM - Brendan Riley, Associated Press

A request to pump billions of gallons of groundwater to booming Las Vegas from a valley near the Nevada-Utah line was cut to less than half the amount in a plan approved Monday by the state's engineer.

Greenpeace Says China Guilty in Illegal Logging
April 17, 2007 12:00 AM - Reuters

Environmental group Greenpeace said on Tuesday China should take responsibility for illegal hardwood logging in Southeast Asia which supplied the raw materials for Chinese exports to the West.

Global Warming May Put U.S. in Hot Water
April 17, 2007 12:00 AM - Seth Borenstein, Associated Press

As the world warms, water -- either too little or too much of it -- is going to be the major problem for the United States, scientists and military experts said Monday.

Britain Tells U.S. Industry To Invest in Clean-Tech
April 17, 2007 12:00 AM - Evelyn Leopold, Reuters

On the eve of the first U.N. Security Council debate on global warming, British Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett warned U.S. businesses to invest in carbon-free technology or lose out to Europeans.

Biotech Seeks to Ease Reliance on Corn
April 16, 2007 12:00 AM - Paul Elias, Associated Press

The quest for alternative energy is more complicated than just finding a replacement for petroleum. Scientists and a growing number of biotechnology companies are attempting to remove corn from the ethanol equation because it has created huge demand for the global food staple.

Malaysia Says Activists Trying To Harm Palm Oil Industry by Highlighting Orangutan Woes
April 16, 2007 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Malaysia accused Western activists Monday of trying to undermine the palm oil industry by claiming that orangutans are threatened by the clearing of forests in Malaysia and Indonesia.

Nissan, NEC To Produce Batteries for Ecologically Friendly Vehicles
April 13, 2007 12:00 AM - Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press

Nissan and electronics maker NEC will produce batteries for ecologically friendly vehicles, the companies said Friday, signaling efforts by the Japanese automaker to catch up with rivals that have a head start in green technology.

Warming Could Spark North American Water Scramble, UN Warns
April 12, 2007 12:00 AM - Timothy Gardner, Reuters

Climate change could diminish North American water supplies and trigger disputes between the United States and Canada over water reserves already stressed by industry and agriculture, U.N. experts said Wednesday.

U.S. Offers Renewable Fuel Standards for Vehicles
April 11, 2007 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

The United States announced new standards for renewable fuels for cars and trucks Tuesday, but stopped short of committing to regulate greenhouse gases that spur global warming.

Myanmar Learns To Live with the Lights Out
April 10, 2007 12:00 AM - Aung Hla Tun, Reuters

Chronic power shortages in Myanmar are leaving cities in the former Burma shrouded in almost permanent blackout, driving its citizens to despair and crippling an economy reeling from decades of military misrule.

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