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Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Enter Critical Year for Protection
January 11, 2006 12:00 AM - Tara Godvin, Associated Press

The remote 1,400-mile-long string of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands are blanketed with the 14 million nesting seabirds. Beneath the surface of the surrounding waters, fish crowd into pristine coral reefs.

U.S. Starts Debate on Allowing Grizzly Bear Hunting
January 11, 2006 12:00 AM - Laura Zuckerman, Reuters

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service initiated a public debate Monday over its plan to lift federal protections from grizzly bears in the Yellowstone National Park area.

Consumers Could See Lower MPG Ratings for 2008 Model Vehicles
January 11, 2006 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

Consumers may be in for a different kind of sticker shock starting with 2008 model cars, trucks and SUVs.

U.S. Says Industry Key to Six-Nation Climate Pact
January 11, 2006 12:00 AM - James Regan, Reuters

The United States hopes a meeting of some of the world's biggest polluting nations and industries in Sydney from Wednesday will agree a "common strategy" to reduce global warming by identifying industry-specific energy reforms.

Whole Foods Commits to Renewable Energy
January 11, 2006 12:00 AM - Steve Quinn, Associated Press

Natural-food grocer Whole Foods Market Inc. said Tuesday it will rely on wind energy for all of its electricity needs, making it the largest corporate user of renewable energy in the United States.

U.N. Welcomes U.S Led Partnership on Climate Change
January 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Mike Corder, Associated Press

A U.S.-led partnership to combat global warming through cleaner energy technologies is the latest sign that the debate is shifting away from caps on emissions of greenhouse gases and toward voluntary measures.

Louisiana Delegation Heading to Netherlands
January 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press

Leaders from Louisiana left Monday for the Netherlands to study the flood control systems protecting a nation much farther below sea-level than New Orleans.

Energy Department Will Wait to Ship Nuclear Waste to Washington Site
January 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Shannon Dininny, Associated Press

The federal government will halt its quest to ship hazardous waste to the nation's most contaminated nuclear site until a new environmental review is done, the U.S. Energy Department announced Monday.

On Beyond Organic: Farming in the City
January 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Icicle Networks

For the low-income urban farmers of South Central Los Angeles, creating a 14-acre community garden has been a life changing opportunity.

China Adds Pollution to List of Exports
January 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Emma Graham-Harrison, Reuters

The country's leaders are only starting to grapple with the political fall-out at home after years of pursuing economic expansion at almost any price.

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