Is the Yucca Dump Doomed?
January 2, 2007 12:00 AM - Lisa Friedman, Daily News, Los Angeles

While supporters vow to plow forward with plans for a nuclear waste dump at Yucca Mountain, Nev., critics hope Democrats will be able to kill the project -- which would take highly radioactive material transported through the Southland -- when they take control of Congress this month.

Red Cross Official: Pipeline Leak in Lagos Neighborhood
December 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Katharine Houreld, Associated Press

Fuel was leaking from a pipeline in a poor Lagos neighborhood Thursday, but the Red Cross said its earlier report of an explosion was mistaken.

Democrats Want to Redistribute Big Oil Money to Conservation, Renewables
December 27, 2006 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press

House Democrats in the first weeks of the new Congress plan to establish a dedicated fund to promote renewable energy and conservation, using money from oil companies.

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.

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