Swiss Officials Want to Spread Sunshine
February 13, 2007 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Local officials said Monday they are considering the construction of a giant mirror to light up this mountain village with 198 residents who are deprived of sunlight for three months each year.

Environmentalists Rally in Texas to Stop Construction of New Coal-Fired Power Plants
February 12, 2007 12:00 AM - Jim Vertuno, Associated Press

Carrying signs with slogans of "Stop the Coal Rush" and "Shame on Texas," about 1,000 people rallied at the state Capitol to persuade lawmakers to abandon a plan to build up to 18 new coal-fired power plants.

Global Warming Threatens Double-Trouble for Peru: Shrinking Glaciers and a Water Shortage
February 12, 2007 12:00 AM - Leslie Josephs, Associated Press

The ice atop Cordillera Blanca, the largest glacier chain in the tropics, is melting fast because of rising temperatures, and peaks are turning brown. The trend is highlighting fears of global warming and, scientists say, is endangering future water supplies to the arid coast where most Peruvians live.

In a Rush for Renewables: Energy
February 9, 2007 12:00 AM - Brett Clanton and Tom Fowler, Houston Chronicle

There's not much middle ground for Ted Turner when it comes to the future of energy in the United States. "What we need is a moratorium on all new coal plants, on all new carbon-producing energy power technologies, and work on replacing them with renewable alternatives," the billionaire founder of CNN said Wednesday.

House Bill Promotes Technology to Get Biofuels to Consumers
February 9, 2007 12:00 AM - Jim Abrams, Associated Press

Determining how best to speed ethanol and other alternative fuels from refinery to gas pump would rest with the government under legislation the House passed Thursday.

PM Says Australia Will Export Coal Despite Global Warming
February 8, 2007 12:00 AM - Rod McGuirk, Associated Press

Australia would not end its biggest single export, coal, as part of the government's strategy to curb greenhouse gas emissions, Prime Minister John Howard said Thursday.

Hundreds of Endangered Turtles Die along Bangladesh Coast
February 8, 2007 12:00 AM - Tofayel Ahmed, Associated Press

Hundreds of endangered sea turtles have been found dead along Bangladesh's coast over the past two weeks, triggering concerns about pollution and local fishing practices, an official said Thursday.

Can Fish Farming Save Depleted Cod?
February 7, 2007 12:00 AM - Simon Rabinovitch, Reuters

Cod, a mainstay food from Britain to Brazil, all but disappeared from Canadian waters in the 1990s after years of overfishing, and scientists say a similar fate awaits the shoals of the North Sea.

Texas Issues First Lease for Geothermal Energy Exploration and Development along Gulf Coast
February 7, 2007 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Texas has awarded the state's first lease for geothermal energy production to a company planning to explore the renewable energy's potential along seven Gulf Coast counties.

Bush Seeks Extra U.S. Energy Research Funds in 2008
February 6, 2007 12:00 AM - Chris Baltimore, Reuters

The Bush administration Monday asked Congress for $4.4 billion in extra research funds in fiscal 2008 for high-tech areas such as supercomputers and turning wood chips into ethanol, even though Congress has not acted on the Energy Department's 2007 request.

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