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EPA Study Clears Way for Regulating Small-Engine Pollution
March 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Erica Werner, Associated Press

The Environmental Protection Agency cleared the way Friday for regulations to limit pollution from lawn mowers, jet skis and similar small machines.

Alaska Volcano's Web Site Becomes Internet Hot Spot
March 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Yereth Rosen, Reuters

Anyone with an Internet connection and a computer can peer into the steaming summit of an erupting volcano without risking death, thanks to about 30 cameras and other recording devices set up on Alaska's Augustine Volcano.

U.S. Government Plan to Line Canal with Concrete Sparks Mexican Opposition
March 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Elliott Spagat, Associated Press

Despite its name, the All-American Canal has been leaking water to the Mexican side of the desert border for more than 60 years, nourishing alfalfa, onion and cotton crops that might otherwise wither.

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.

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