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Gore Pins Hopes on Live Earth Environment Concerts
April 11, 2007 12:00 AM - Mike Collett-White, Reuters

The former U.S. Democratic presidential candidate is spearheading efforts to get the world of pop music to back his crusade to avert what he calls a "planetary emergency", and already has Madonna and the Red Hot Chili Peppers on board.

Love & Music? Yes. Carbon? No. Woodstock, N.Y., Takes on Global Warming
April 9, 2007 12:00 AM - Michael Hill, Associated Press

Woodstock is best known for the 1969 rock concert that borrowed its name and was held some 50 miles away in Bethel. But the old artists' colony is plugging firmly into the zeitgeist of 2007, a time when hybrid cars are hot and Al Gore's climate-change documentary, "An Inconvenient Truth," won two Oscars.

Heathrow Passengers Turn Blind Eye to Warming
April 6, 2007 12:00 AM - Gerard Wynn, Reuters

Aviation contributes less to global warming than the likes of cars and farming but focuses minds on climate change because a single long-haul flight can double someone's annual greenhouse gas emissions.

Green Trailblazers: Turning the Sustainable Apparel World on Its Ear
April 5, 2007 12:00 AM - Coral Rose

According to Consumer Reports, "Nearly two-thirds of U.S. consumers bought organic foods and beverages in 2005." It's easy to see what's driving that statistic: Interest in a healthier approach to living is at an all time-high.

State Accuses U.S. Companies of Making, Selling Lead Paint
April 4, 2007 12:00 AM - Andrew Welsch-Huggins, Associated Press

Ohio's attorney general filed suit against 10 major U.S. chemical companies and paint makers, accusing them of continuing to make and sell lead paint while knowing it presented health hazards.

Fame Hurts Valley of Eternal Youth in Ecuador
April 4, 2007 12:00 AM - Alonso Soto, Reuters

These days, the famous elders of Vilcabamba are dying at a younger age, the result of the stresses of modern life brought by the scores of tourists and health buffs who flock here in search of eternal youth.

Giant Sunflower, Hot Wax Are Climate-Change Art
April 4, 2007 12:00 AM - Hilary Burke, Reuters

A giant metal sunflower stands atop a wind-swept hill in the world's southernmost city, an artistic statement gauging and protesting climate change near the ends of the Earth.

Chernobyl Radiation Equal to Everyday Risks, Study Finds
April 3, 2007 12:00 AM - Ben Hirschler, Reuters

The risk of survivors of the Chernobyl accident dying early is far less than supposed, ranking about the same as exposure to air pollution or passive smoking, according to new research published on Tuesday.

Australia Tells EU To Do More on Emissions
April 3, 2007 12:00 AM - James Grubel, Reuters

Australia called on the European Union on Tuesday to do more to cut its own greenhouse emissions before lecturing Kyoto sceptics Australia and the United States about climate change.

Mongolia Reindeer Herders Threatened by Modern World
April 2, 2007 12:00 AM - Luke Distelhorst, Reuters

North of nowhere and high above the pristine, alpine Khovsgol Lake in the forests of northern Mongolia, the Gansukh family sits in their teepee home while their reindeer graze outside.

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