Energy

Officials Investigate Contamination of Amur River in Russian Far East
November 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Authorities in Russia's Far East were trying Tuesday to determine the source of chemical contamination in the Amur river, a regional official said.

Scientists Want More Ethanol Research
November 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Amy Lorentzen, Associated Press

To ensure there's enough corn to fuel humans as well as vehicles, scientists are urging more research into boosting corn yields and improving ethanol production.

DOE Promises to Improve Household Appliance Energy Efficiency
November 14, 2006 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press

The Energy Department has agreed to boost energy efficiency requirements for nearly two dozen household appliances and equipment from dishwashers to fluorescent lamps as part of a court settlement after years of inaction.

Pressure on GOP to Accept Limited Expansion of Offshore Oil, Gas Drilling
November 13, 2006 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press

The Democrats' return to power is increasing pressure on House Republican leaders to accept a limited expansion of offshore oil and gas drilling.

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.

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