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Domenici Offers Temporary Nuclear Waste Storage Proposal
June 28, 2006 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press

The government would store civilian nuclear waste for up to 25 years at federal sites across the country under a proposal in the Senate to deal with growing volumes of used reactor fuel at power plants.

Scientists OK Gore's Movie for Accuracy
June 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Seth Borenstein, Associated Press

The nation's top climate scientists are giving "An Inconvenient Truth," Al Gore's documentary on global warming, five stars for accuracy.

Navy to Use Sonar That May Affect Whales
June 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press

Federal regulators granted the Navy a permit Tuesday to use sonar in a maritime exercise despite environmentalists' concerns it could disturb or even kill whales and dolphins.

Environmental Degradation Could Destroy African Economy
June 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Chris Tomlinson, Associated Press

More than 70 percent of Africans depend on the continent's natural resources for their livelihoods, but the toll taken on land and water could cause economic havoc if environmental protection is not given a high priority, a U.N. report said.

Sunken Ships Eyed for Storm Barriers
June 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Cain Burdeau, Associated Press

Marine scientists and Louisiana officials are floating the idea of sinking some of Uncle Sam's cast-off ships along the water's edge to create a steel barrier against hurricane flooding.

Al Gore, Dave Matthews Band, Corporations Offsetting Pollution
June 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Seth Sutel, Associated Press

By putting money toward renewable energy sources, paying for more efficient cooking stoves in developing countries or other green activities, you can "offset" an equal amount of CO2 emissions. Offset everything you do, as Al Gore and others do, and you can reach the goal of becoming "carbon-neutral."

U.N. Report: Environmental Degradation Could Destroy African Economy
June 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Chris Tomlinson, Associated Press

More than 70 percent of Africans depend on the continent's natural resources for their livelihoods, but the toll taken on land and water could cause economic havoc if environmental protection is not given a high priority, a U.N. report said.

Al Gore, Dave Matthews Band, and Corporations All Offsetting Pollution
June 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Seth Sutel, Associated Press

By putting money toward renewable energy sources, paying for more efficient cooking stoves in developing countries or other green activities, you can "offset" an equal amount of CO2 emissions. Offset everything you do, as Al Gore and others do, and you can reach the goal of becoming "carbon-neutral."

U.S. Won't Rule out Joining Kyoto Successor
June 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Gerard Wynn, Reuters

Washington cannot rule out joining any successor to the U.N.'s Kyoto Protocol for curbing global warming beyond 2012 but such a move would face big legal hurdles, the U.S. chief climate negotiator said on Monday.

Ontario Urges U.S. Co-Operation on Air Pollution
June 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Wojtek Dabrowski, Reuters

Canadians and Americans are harming each other with air pollution and must work closely to mitigate climate change and reduce environmental damage, politicians from both sides of the border said Monday.

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