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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.

Study Links Fires to Ocean Temperatures
December 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Jeff Barnard, Associated Press

Using fire scars on nearly 5,000 tree stumps dating back 450 years, scientists have found that extended periods of major wildfires in the West occurred when the North Atlantic Ocean was going through periodic warming.

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.

Ten Simple Things You Can Do to Go Green
December 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Della De Lafuente, Associated Press

Laurie David, who produced Al Gore's documentary about global warming, "An Inconvenient Truth," says saving the planet isn't about everyone doing everything. "It's about everyone doing something," said David.

Defiant British Foxhunters Turn Out for Boxing Day
December 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Astrid Zweynert, Reuters

British hunters took to fields and forests on the year's biggest hunting day on Tuesday in a show of determination to maintain the tradition despite the ban on the age-old custom of killing foxes with packs of dogs.

Polar Bears May Be Listed As Threatened
December 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The Bush administration, under legal pressure from three environmental groups, will propose listing polar bears as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, The Washington Post reported.

Taking the LEED in Green Building and Design
December 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Heleigh Bostwick, ENN

From China and Australia to Canada and the United States, the green building movement, which espouses eco-friendly building practices, has taken the world by storm. Following closely on its heels is the coveted certification referred to as LEED.

Indonesia Struggles to Prepare Amid Warnings of Second Massive Tsunami
December 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Chris Brummitt, Associated Press

Two years after an earthquake off western Indonesia unleashed a monster tsunami, scientists expect the same fault to rupture again within the next few decades -- and this town stands to take the full force of the waves.

Corruption to Blame for China's Worsening Pollution, Official Says
December 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

China's top environmental official has blamed corruption for frustrating environmental protection efforts and worsening the country's already severely polluted air and waterways, state media reported Tuesday.

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.

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