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Groups Fight Plan to Build Power Plant
November 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Environmentalists are fighting a proposal to build another coal-fired power plant in the Four Corners area, saying the region cannot handle more pollution.

EU Pushes Through Tuna Catch Quota Cuts
November 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Raf Casert, Associated Press

The European Union forced through reductions in catch quotas for the threatened bluefin tuna, which produces one of the finest and most expensive fish dishes in the world, but was criticized for not backing bigger cuts, officials said Monday.

Professor Devises New Form of Solar Cell
November 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A University of Idaho professor is devising a new form of solar cell she says could lead to a breakthrough that would make solar energy commercially feasible.

Alaska to Strip Companies of Oil and Gas Leases
November 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Anne Sutton, Associated Press

The state of Alaska plans to strip oil companies of their leases on the Point Thomson oil and gas field after finding the primary lease holder, Exxon Mobil Corp., failed to come up with a viable plan for developing the field's vast reserves.

Forest Fragmentation Hurts Amazon Biodiversity
November 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Maggie Fox, Reuters

Chopping up the dense forests of the Amazon lets hot winds blow in and around ancient trees, killing them off hundreds of years early, researchers reported Monday.

Red Cross Says World Neglects Tsunami Risk Lessons
November 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Jerry Norton, Reuters

The world could see a replay of the massive death and destruction caused by the December 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami if it fails to spend more on disaster risk reduction, the Red Cross/Red Crescent said on Monday.

U.S. Trout Get Unlikely Boost from Dams
November 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters

It looks like a perfect trout stream in autumn: clear, cold water gushing over rocks and through wooded hills shedding the last of their leaves.

Clean Coal Power Plant Planned for 2011 in Norway
November 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

An international group of companies launched a plan on Monday to build a novel coal-fired power plant in Norway by 2011 that would curb global warming by capturing 95 percent of all greenhouse gases emitted.

Scientists Find Climate Change Clues in the Sky
November 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Beth Duff-Brown, Associated Press

Scientists are peering into the clouds near the top of the world, trying to solve a mystery and learn something new about global warming.

Pivotal Case on Global Warming Case Confronts High Court
November 27, 2006 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press

The Supreme Court hears arguments this week in a case that could determine whether the Bush administration must change course in how it deals with the threat of global warming.

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