Energy

Gore Find Solar Plans Thwarted by Neighborhood Rules
March 21, 2007 12:00 AM - Erik Schelzig, Associated Press

Zoning rules in Al Gore's upscale Tennessee neighborhood have prevented the former vice president and environmental activist from installing solar panels on his roof.

Turkey Launches Preparations To Host 5th World Water Forum
March 21, 2007 12:00 AM - Benjamin Harvey, Associated Press

Leaders preparing for the World Water Forum in 2009 pleaded on Tuesday for rich nations to make universal access to clean water a top priority, calling it one of the world's most pressing challenges.

Bush Visit to Ford, GM Plants May Smooth Tensions
March 20, 2007 12:00 AM - Caren Bohan, Reuters

In a visit that will carry symbolism for struggling companies that were once a mainstay of the U.S. economy, President Bush will tour Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Corp. factories in the Kansas City area to get a glimpse of their latest hybrid cars and pitch his alternative-energy ideas.

WWF Says Pollution, Dams Threaten Rivers
March 20, 2007 12:00 AM - Eliane Engeler, Associated Press

The Yangtze River gets more than half of China's industrial waste and sewage. Europe's Danube has lost most of its surrounding wetlands. And the Rio Grande has become so shallow that salt water is seeping in, bringing ocean fish that threaten freshwater species.

Global Warming Boosts Arctic Shipping, Oil, Report Claims
March 19, 2007 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

Global warming, blamed for melting polar bears' icy Arctic habitat, could be a boon to the shipping and oil industries in the far north, according to a new U.S. report.

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.

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