Amazon Dam Project Draws Heated Opposition in Brazil
December 8, 2006 12:00 AM - Peter Blackburn, Reuters

Rubber tappers, fishermen and Indians in western Brazil have joined environmental groups in battling a planned $9 billion hydroelectric project that will flood one of the Amazon's main tributaries.

China to Boost Energy Profile with U.S.
December 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Emma Graham-Harrison and Nidhi Verma, Reuters

China next week hosts a wide-ranging summit of U.S. and Asian energy ministers that will boost the energy profile of the world's number-two oil consumer as it seeks greater leverage over crude prices.

After Nearly a Century, Water Returning to River That Helped Build LA
December 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Noaki Schwartz, Associated Press

In Los Angeles, William Mulholland is remembered as the visionary who helped transform L.A. from a dusty desert town into a metropolis by building a 240-mile aqueduct in 1913 that brought water from the Sierra Nevada to the city.

Industry Group Says Norway Needs to Step Up Offshore Exploration
December 5, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Norway needs to open up new offshore oil exploration areas and step up the search in existing zones if it is to remain a key oil exporter, a national oil industry association report said Monday.

Water War along Mexico-California Border Sparked by Proposed Improvements to Canal
December 5, 2006 12:00 AM - David Kravets, Associated Press

Government lawyers are urging a federal appeals court to allow a section of a canal separating California and Mexico to be lined with cement to stop millions of gallons of water from seeping south of the border each year.

German High-Tech Sky Sail May Cut Costs, Emissions
December 4, 2006 12:00 AM - Erik Kirschbaum, Reuters

Putting a harness on ocean winds, a German shipping company plans to unfurl a giant high-tech kite over a cargo ship next year to boost the vessel's propulsion and to conserve fuel.

Radioactive Find Prompts Survey of Area
December 4, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Six areas of overgrown, radioactive dirt mounds have been found east of the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant, prompting plans to survey all of the 6,463-acre West Kentucky Wildlife Management area to see if there are more.

Study Shows Warhead Plutonium Long-Lasting
November 30, 2006 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press

The plutonium in nuclear warheads will be reliable for as long as 100 years, twice as long as previously thought, according to a study released Wednesday, raising questions by some critics over the need to replace aging weapons.

Judge Suspends Government Auction of Oil Concessions
November 29, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A federal judge in Brasilia suspended an annual government auction at which Italian, Norwegian, Spanish and Argentine companies had won oil exploration and production concessions.

In Texas, Leftover Turkey Fat Fuels Biodiesel Cars
November 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters

In the U.S. South, folks like their Thanksgiving Day turkey deep fried -- and the city of Plano north of Dallas collects the bird fat from residents for use in the biofuels industry.

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