Energy

Mexico Inaugurates Mexican Sewage Treatment Plant to Avoid Cross-Border Pollution
March 19, 2007 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A waste water treatment plant that Mexican officials say will help prevent pollution of U.S. waterways was inaugurated Saturday in the city of Mexicali, across the border from Calexico, California.

Singapore Says Water Recycled from Sewage Will Meet a Third of Its Needs by 2011
March 16, 2007 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Recycled water would meet a third of Singapore's water needs by 2011, as it moves to reduce its decades-long reliance on neighboring Malaysia for the vital resource, the city-state said.

Activists Promise No-Holds-Barred Fight over Brazil River Project
March 15, 2007 12:00 AM - Vivian Sequera, Associated Press

Activists on Wednesday vowed to fight to stop a huge river-diversion project meant to benefit millions by irrigating large sections of Brazil's arid northeast. The project will create a new channel for the 1,600-mile (2,700 kilometer) Sao Francisco River, Brazil's fourth-largest, to irrigate the arid Sertao region.

European Politics Turn Green, But How Much Is Hot Air?
March 14, 2007 12:00 AM - Arthur Max, Associated Press

British opposition leader David Cameron rides a bike to work. German Chancellor Angela Merkel switches to low-energy lightbulbs. Pro-business French presidential candidate Nicolas Sarkozy promises to double taxes on polluters.

Thirsty Wild Camels Rampage in Aboriginal Community
March 14, 2007 12:00 AM - Michael Perry, Reuters

Wild camels in drought-stricken Australia are in plague proportions, damaging the environment and property as they compete with native animals for food and water.

Lawmakers Seek to Curb Trade in Illegal Timber
March 14, 2007 12:00 AM - Matthew Daly, Associated Press

It could be your new hardwood floor or coffee table, with a rich mahogany hue. While the wood may look good, there is a strong chance it came from timber harvested illegally in places such as Honduras, Indonesia or Peru, labor and environmental groups say.

Seed Supply Tight; Ethanol Market Encourages Farmers to Plant Massive Amounts of Corn
March 13, 2007 12:00 AM - Roxana Hegeman, Associated Press

A burgeoning ethanol market has the nation's farmers gearing up to plant massive amounts of corn this spring, creating shortages of some popular biotech hybrid seeds.

Study Finds Efficient Methods Could Bail Out Biofuels
March 13, 2007 12:00 AM - Julie Steenhuysen, Reuters

A new, more efficient method for manufacturing biofuels could generate enough fuel to supply the entire U.S. transportation sector while sharply reducing the amount of raw material required to make it, researchers said Monday.

Most of Europe and North America Have Reversed Deforestation
March 13, 2007 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Most countries in Europe and North America have reversed centuries of deforestation and are showing an increase in forest area, while most developing countries, especially in tropical areas, continue to experience high rates of deforestation, a U.N. agency said Tuesday.

Waterbirds Threatened, Need Better Flyways, Study Says
March 13, 2007 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Many species of waterbird are in decline because of a loss of wetland habitats and governments need to do more to protect "flyway" migration routes, an international study said on Monday.

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