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.
Argentina Wants World Bank to Halt Pulp Mill Loans
October 31, 2006 12:00 AM - Lucas Bergman, Reuters
Argentina wants the World Bank to halt loans for a pulp mill in neighboring Uruguay until an international court has ruled in a case Argentina brought against the project, the country's top environmental official said Monday.
Turkmen Leader Promises Free Gas, Electricity and Water to Every Citizen Through 2030
October 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press
Turkmenistan's eccentric leader on Wednesday had the parliament promise free natural gas, power and water to every citizen in the energy-rich desert nation through 2030.
Brazil Bus Firm Powers Fleet on Biofuels
October 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Hellen Berger, Associated Press
South America's largest city might be getting a bit greener. A bus company in Sao Paulo is now powering part of its fleet with a new mix of biofuels and diesel in an effort to curb emissions and reduce reliance on fossil fuels.
Panel Says New Great Lakes Water Deal Needed
October 25, 2006 12:00 AM - John Flesher, Associated Press
A U.S.-Canadian pact to clean up the Great Lakes has run its course after more than three decades and should be scrapped in favor of a more effective, modern strategy, a binational panel said Tuesday.
Official Says Tibet Water Diversion Not Feasible
October 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters
A controversial scheme to channel water from Tibet to the parched Yellow River in western China is unnecessary and anyway not feasible, China's top water resources minister said on Tuesday.
Brazil Bus Company Begins Using Biofuel to Combat Pollution, Oil Dependence
October 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Hellen Berger, Associated Press
A Brazilian bus company on Thursday said it has begun powering its fleet in South America's largest city with a new mix of biofuels and diesel in an effort to curb emissions and reduce reliance on fossil fuels.
Nigeria Scheme Would Turn Pollution to Profit
October 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press
If the U.N. oversight board approves, the Nigerian government stands to reap hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of emissions credits for shutting down a huge source of carbon dioxide _ its burning of natural gas pumped up with petroleum at its Ovade Ogharefe oil field.
Drought in Southern China Leaves 520,000 Short of Water
October 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press
A severe drought in a region of southern China has left 520,000 people short of drinking water and damaged crops, a news report said Thursday.
Fungal Disease Killing L.A. Palm Trees
October 18, 2006 12:00 AM - John Rogers, Associated Press
The city's palm trees -- as much a symbol of L.A. as the automobile, movie stars and the beach -- are vanishing. The trees are dying of old age and a fungal disease, disappearing one by one from parks and streets.