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World's Water Problems, and Solutions, Can Be Found on the Farm
March 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Mark Stevenson, Associated Press

Eliminating water waste and mismanagement on farms -- rather than building dams or diverting rivers -- would go far toward alleviating the world's water crisis, officials and activists gathered at forum in Mexico City said.

Court Rejects Bush Administration Power Plant Pollution Rule
March 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Tom Doggett, Reuters

In a big win for environmentalists, a federal appeals court on Friday struck down a Bush administration rule that would have made it easier for coal-burning power plants to make equipment changes without installing controls to fight the pollution that would result.

Great Lakes Gray Wolves No Longer Endangered
March 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Lisa Lambert, Reuters

The Interior Department Thursday proposed to remove gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region from the federal list of endangered and threatened species.

Halliburton Expert Warned Water for Iraq Troops May Have Been Unsafe
March 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Larry Margasak, Associated Press

A Halliburton Co. expert warned in an internal report last year that the contractor had failed to ensure safe washing water for U.S. troops throughout Iraq, and the Pentagon's internal watchdog said Thursday it will investigate the matter.

German Named to Head U.N. Environment Agency
March 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Secretary-General Kofi Annan chose Achim Steiner, a German conservationist, to head the U.N. Environment Program for a four-year term, a U.N. spokesman announced Wednesday.

No Safe Water for One Billion Poor, Companies Wary
March 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Frank Jack Daniel, Reuters

Ten years ago, many poor countries hoped private cash would bring safe water to the 1 billion people in the world who lack it, but now corporate interest is drying up.

Experts Argue Over Ivory-Billed Woodpecker
March 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press

Was it or was it not an ivory-billed woodpecker? Experts are still arguing a year later, while bird fanciers flock to the part of Arkansas where the bird in question was said to have been seen and heard.

Coral Reefs Seen Threatened by Tsunami Rebuilding
March 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Coral reefs that survived the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami are coming under threat from rushed rebuilding efforts in the region, two international environmental groups said on Thursday.

Study Shows Wolverines Travel Hundreds of Miles
March 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A multiple-year study of wolverines by the Wildlife Conservation Society and state and federal agencies has found that the fierce, reclusive animals travel hundreds of miles.

Bush Picks Idaho's Kempthorne for Interior
March 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

President Bush chose Idaho Gov. Dirk Kempthorne Thursday to replace Gale Norton as Interior secretary, saying his nominee had a "long and abiding love for nature." Some environmentalists said they were concerned.

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