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Schwarzenegger Sends Green Guru to Spread the Word
September 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Mary Milliken, Reuters

If Arnold Schwarzenegger is one of the most influential leaders on the environment today, much credit goes to Terry Tamminen, the brains behind the California governor's brawn on all things green.

World Bank Says Illegal Logging Costing Nations Billions
September 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Illegal logging is threatening the livelihoods of millions of the world's poor, robbing governments of billions of dollars in revenue and undermining legitimate logging businesses, the World Bank said on Saturday.

Dutch Moving Wind Turbines Offshore
September 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Toby Sterling, Associated Press

For centuries, Dutch windmills have pumped water out of the low-lying country, and old-fashioned wooden mills are as closely linked with the Netherlands' international image as its dikes and bikes.

Eco-Paradises in Crossfire of Water Scarcity Fight
September 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Laura MacInnis, Reuters

Delicate wetlands, coasts and wildlife sanctuaries could be ravaged as part of a struggle to stretch the world's water supplies, with the worst damage foreseen in poor countries.

World Needs Clearer Rules To Avert Trade Rows
September 15, 2006 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

The world needs clearer rules to judge when trade curbs on environmental or health grounds are justified or are simply protectionist, a U.N. study said on Thursday.

Cape Town to Increase Shark Patrols
September 15, 2006 12:00 AM - Clare Nullis, Associated Press

A South African shark-spotting program to warn surfers and swimmers about the approach of great whites is to be expanded, environmentalists said Thursday, though they added the sharks have more to fear than humans.

Interior Officials Say Deal Near on Getting Oil Royalties
September 15, 2006 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

The government says it is near agreement with BP PLC and Shell Oil Co. to recoup some of nearly $10 billion in lost royalty revenue from improperly prepared oil and gas leases.

Cousteau Plans Resort in Hawaii That Would Offer Marine Conservation Programs
September 15, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

French marine explorer Jean-Michel Cousteau and his Ocean Futures Society are helping to plan a 434-acre (174-hectare) resort-residential complex on Hawaii's Big Island.

Researchers Unlock Genetic Code of Tree
September 15, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Researchers have deciphered for the first time the genetic code of a tree, which could lead to new varieties better at producing wood, paper and fuel.

Environmental Group Sues Federal Government To Halt Sales of Toy Jewelry Containing Lead
September 15, 2006 12:00 AM - Terence Chea, Associated Press

Environmentalists sued the federal government Thursday to stop the sale of toy jewelry made with lead, citing dangers it can pose to brain development in children.

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