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Diesel Soot Filters Urged to Protect U.S. Commuters
March 1, 2007 12:00 AM - Timothy Gardner, Reuters

Filters should be placed on millions of old diesel engines to protect Americans who breathe large amounts of lung-and-heart-damaging soot particles during their daily commutes, according to a clean air group.

Arctic Inuit Argue U.S. Pollution Devastates Centuries-Old Hunting Traditions
March 1, 2007 12:00 AM - Beth Duff-Brown, Associated Press

The shrinking Arctic ice cap already is forcing the polar bear, seal and walrus to migrate farther north in search of solid ice. Inuit hunters report painful scenes of stranded walrus and seal pups left to die on floating ice because their mothers are too heavy to share the rafts.

Oscars for Gore Film Could Spur Action on Climate
February 27, 2007 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

The double Oscar win for "An Inconvenient Truth," former Vice President Al Gore's expanded slide-show on global warming, could spur grassroots support for the fight against climate change, environmental advocates said Monday.

Environmental Activists Use Cell Phone Ringtones to Make Nature Statement
February 27, 2007 12:00 AM - Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press

Amid the cacophony of cell phone ringtones these days, add these: the clickety-click-click of a rare Central American poison arrow dart frog, the howl of a Mexican gray wolf and the bellows of an Arctic beluga whale.

Lack of Water in Yangtze Creates Shortage for One Million People
February 26, 2007 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Falling water levels in China's Yangtze River have left 1 million people short of drinking water, state media reported Monday. A severe drought has caused the water level in China's longest river to plunge over the last two weeks, severely cutting water-pumping capacity, Xinhua News Agency said.

Northern Italian Cities Ban Cars from Center
February 26, 2007 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Many cities in northern Italy banned traffic for several hours Sunday in a one-day bid to fight pollution. The length of the bans varied from region to region, but most ranged from six to 12 hours.

Some Celebrities Who Made Green Issues Cool
February 26, 2007 12:00 AM - Jill Serjeant, Reuters

Whether it's forsaking a gas guzzling limo in favor of driving a hybrid car to the Oscars, or fitting their homes with solar panels, many celebrities embraced green causes long before they became fashionable.

Number One Milk Company Says No to Clones
February 23, 2007 12:00 AM - Libby Quaid, Associated Press

The nation's biggest milk company, Dean Foods, said Thursday it will refuse milk from cloned cows. The Food and Drug Administration gave preliminary approval to meat and milk from cloned animals and could grant final approval by the end of the year.

Hearing to Probe Climate Change and Inuit Rights
February 22, 2007 12:00 AM - Jonathan Spicer, Reuters

The Inuit of Arctic Canada and Alaska are bearing the brunt of global warming and their way of life is in peril, an international human rights body will be told next month.

Trash Old Medications with Cat Litter or Coffee Grounds, Government Says
February 22, 2007 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Here's a safety tip from your government: Trash those unwanted prescription drugs with kitty litter or coffee grounds to keep them from falling into the wrong hands -- and mouths.

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