Researchers Find Baking Impacts Puget Sound
December 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Researchers at the University of Washington say all that holiday baking and eating has an environmental impact -- Puget Sound is being flavored by cinnamon and vanilla.

Water-Short African States Near an Ancient, Elusive Goal: A Pact to Share the Nile
December 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Charles J. Hanley, Associated Press

After three years of closed-door talks, nine nations are quietly edging toward a deal to jointly oversee the waters of the Nile, an agreement that has eluded lands along the great river since the days of the pharaohs.

Singapore Fold-Up Bike Goes Against Asian Tide
December 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Gillian Murdoch, Reuters

With a record 117,000 more new cars on its roads this year, Singapore seems to have declared the car the winner in the Asia-wide car versus bike transport battle. In Singapore, like much of Asia, bikes are seen as poor man's transport.

Congo Takes Tentative Steps Toward Power Dream
December 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Marlene Rabaud, Reuters

Fresh from its first free elections in over 40 years, Africa's third biggest country may finally live up to its name, and is trying to get its chaotic economy back on track after decades of systematic looting and violence.

Feds Want More Information about BP Pipeline Replacement Plan at Prudhoe Bay
December 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Federal regulators have ordered oil giant BP PLC to submit more details about its plans for replacing corroded pipelines at Prudhoe Bay, the nation's largest oil field.

Scores of Indebted Indian Farmers Call off Threat to Jump off Water Tanks
December 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Ramola Talwar Badam, Associated Press

More than 100 indebted farmers in a western Indian state threatened Wednesday to commit mass suicide by jumping off high water tanks, but later called off their protest after a minister promised to examine their demands for debt write-offs.

Small Nuclear War Could Lead to Cooldown
December 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Alicia Chang, Associated Press

Some of the scientists who first advanced the controversial "nuclear winter" theory more than two decades ago have come up with another bleak forecast: Even a regional nuclear war would devastate the environment.

EPA Changing Fuel Economy Estimates
December 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Ken Thomas, Associated Press

The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday issued new testing procedures that will cause fuel economy estimates on the stickers of new vehicles to drop an average of 12 percent for city driving on most 2008 model year vehicles, and 8 percent for highway driving.

Nissan Planning New Fuel-Cell Vehicle for Early 2010s
December 11, 2006 12:00 AM - Carl Freire, Associated Press

Nissan Motor Co. announced plans Monday to launch a next-generation fuel cell vehicle in the early 2010s in Japan and North America as part of its mid-term environmental strategy.

Mideast May Save Dead Sea With Red Sea
December 11, 2006 12:00 AM - Shafika Mattar, Associated Press

Officials from Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian Authority met along the shores of the Dead Sea to settle details of a study to save the shrinking body of water, agreeing to proceed with plans to draw water from the Red Sea.

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