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Oil Pool Tapped in Gulf of Mexico Could Boost U.S. Reserves by 50 Percent
September 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Brad Foss, Associated Press

A trio of oil companies led by Chevron Corp. has tapped a petroleum pool deep beneath the Gulf of Mexico that could boost the nation's reserves by more than 50 percent. A test well indicates it could be the biggest new domestic oil discovery since Alaska's Prudhoe Bay a generation ago.

Brazil Sees Amazon Land Clearing Easing This Year
September 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Andrea Welsh, Reuters

Huge tracts of Brazil's Amazon rainforest were cleared legally and illegally in the past year, but the rate of deforestation slowed, the country's environment minister said Tuesday.

Gore Predicts Shift in Bush Climate Policy
September 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore predicted on Tuesday that President George W. Bush would shift to do more to fight global warming, under Republican pressure from California to New York.

EU Commission Proposes Cleanup Strategy for Mediterranean
September 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The European Commission on Wednesday proposed a strategy to clean up the Mediterranean and halt pollution from industry, shipping and households by 2020.

Stingray Deaths Rare, Irwin Extremely Unlucky, Experts Say
September 5, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Steve Irwin fell victim to extraordinarily bad luck to be killed by a stingray, a bizarre-looking but normally shy creature whose defenses include poisonous serrated barbs in the tail, experts said.

Leaner Designs Fuel Race to Build Next Generation of Reactors
September 5, 2006 12:00 AM - William McCall, Associated Press

Jose Reyes' research lab looks like a three-story tangle of pipes and instruments. But to nuclear engineers like him, it's evidence that generating electricity by splitting atoms can cost less and be done more safely than in the past.

Dutch Greenhouse Gas Emissions Now at 1990 Levels
September 5, 2006 12:00 AM - Toby Sterling, Associated Press

Greenhouse gas emissions in the Netherlands fell by around 2 percent in 2005 from a year earlier and were at approximately the same level they were in 1990, a government agency said Monday.

SKorea, Japan Begin Final Day of Talks on Maritime Borders
September 5, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

South Korea and Japan began a final day of talks Tuesday on demarcating their maritime boundaries around islets at the center of a territorial dispute, amid dimming prospects for a breakthrough.

Author Sees Science, Religion Saving Environment
September 5, 2006 12:00 AM - Daniel Trotta, Reuters

Scientist and Pulitzer Prize-winning author E.O. Wilson is out to save life on Earth -- literally -- and as a secular humanist has decided to enlist people of religious faith in his mission.

'Chameleon' Schwarzenegger Shows Green in Campaign
September 5, 2006 12:00 AM - Mary Milliken, Reuters

Last week, the Republican Schwarzenegger was decidedly "green," like the color of his campaign bus, as he struck a deal with the state legislature's Democratic majority to enact a law making California the first U.S. state to cap greenhouse-gas emissions.

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