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Water Conflict Heats Up as Spain Parches with No Oasis in Sight
June 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Ciaran Giles, Associated Press

No sooner are you off the plane at Alicante's sunblasted airport than the billboards leap out with ads for paradise: palm-treed, seaside villas, sparkling swimming pools, emerald-green golf courses.

African Growth Needs a Stable Climate -- An ENN Commentary
June 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Jennifer Morgan, WWF

Reducing debt, lifting trade barriers and increasing aid are all necessary to reduce poverty in Africa. But one key element is missing from the equation — tackling climate change. Africa, poverty reduction and climate change are all on the agenda when leaders of the world’s richest nations meet in Scotland to attend the G8 Summit. The question remains whether they will have the political will to set a new course of action on combating global warming and the effect it has on millions of people and wildlife species.

Conservation and Culture to Clash at Whaling Forum
June 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Jon Herskovitz, Reuters

Culture and conservation will clash during this week's meeting of the International Whaling Commission, with some nations pushing for more whales to be caught, while others remain firmly opposed.

Connecticut Military Base Closing Threatens Environment
June 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Ellen Wulfhorst and Adam Tanner, Reuters

The proposed closing of America's oldest submarine base could not only rob the area of a vital economic engine but leave the land too contaminated by toxic waste for quick redevelopment, Connecticut authorities say.

U.S. Resists Strong Summit Language on Global Warming
June 20, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

The Bush administration is working in advance of next month's summit of industrial nation leaders to resist naming global warming as an urgent problem that requires aggressive action.

Thriving Bald Eagles May Lose Protection
June 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Mark Scolforo, Associated Press

The population of bald eagles has rebounded so dramatically in Pennsylvania that the species may soon be moved off the state's endangered list and accorded the less serious status of a threatened species.

African Growth Needs a Stable Climate
June 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Jennifer Morgan, WWF

(By Jennifer Morgan) Reducing debt, lifting trade barriers and increasing aid are all necessary to reduce poverty in Africa. But one key element is missing from the equation — tackling climate change. Africa, poverty reduction and climate change are all on the agenda when leaders of the world’s richest nations meet in Scotland to attend the G8 Summit. The question remains whether they will have the political will to set a new course of action on combating global warming and the effect it has on millions of people and wildlife species.

Stonyfield Farm Yogurt President Oversees Natural Fast-Food Restaurant Chain
June 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Andrew Martin, Chicago Tribune

Gary Hirshberg isn't the first parent to become frustrated by the lack of healthy fast-food options for his kids during a road trip. But as president of Stonyfield Farm yogurt, Hirshberg was in a position to do something about it.

Energy Bill Adds Hatch Tax Break for Hybrids
June 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Robert Gehrke, The Salt Lake Tribune

Several of Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch's proposals to spur energy development and conservation -- including a tax incentive for purchase of hybrid cars -- were included in an energy bill before the Senate.

Nissan to Build Altima Hybrid in 2006
June 20, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

The Nissan Altima gasoline-electric hybrid car will be manufactured at Nissan's manufacturing plant in Smyrna, Tenn., beginning in 2006, it was announced Friday.

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