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Senate Approves More Offshore Drilling in Gulf, Sets up Confrontation with House
August 2, 2006 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press

The Senate voted Tuesday to open 8.3 million acres of federal waters in the central Gulf of Mexico to oil and gas drilling, setting up a confrontation with the House which wants even more drilling in waters now off-limits.

Pilots Fly the Flag for South Africa's Environment
August 2, 2006 12:00 AM - Anton Ferreira, Reuters

The Bateleurs is a South African group of 124 pilots who volunteer their time and aircraft to provide a free aerial view of environmental problems for policymakers, conservationists and students among many others.

China to Divert Tibet's Waters to Parched West
August 2, 2006 12:00 AM - Chris Buckley, Reuters

China's quest to master its future through vast engineering feats could test new limits as Beijing prepares a controversial scheme to channel water from Tibet to the parched Yellow River in the country's west.

New Fight over Canadian Environmental Battleground
August 2, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Environmentalists vowed Tuesday to fight a plan they say will renew logging in Clayoquot Sound, an area that has become a landmark in the quest to protect old growth forests on Canada's Pacific Coast.

U.S. Praises Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei for Conservation Project on Borneo
August 2, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

ates praised Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei for a new environmental project to conserve 220,000 kilometers (136,710 miles) of equatorial rain forest that straddles their shared border on Borneo.

Major World Cities Team Up to Fight Global Warming
August 2, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Los Angeles, London, New York, Seoul and 18 other cities joined forces Tuesday in a global warming project aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Federal Court Weighs Legality of Bush's Forest Service Road Plan
August 2, 2006 12:00 AM - Samantha Young, Associated Press

The Bush administration had the right to overturn a ban on road construction in untouched parts of national forests, but may have needed to weigh possible environmental effects at the same time, a federal judge said Tuesday.

Where Are the World's Looming Water Conflicts?
August 2, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Sri Lankan jets pounded Tamil Tiger positions on Tuesday in a battle to regain control of a rebel-held water source for about 50,000 people. Here are five flashpoints for potential "water wars" some experts say are looming

Bombardment Unleashes Oil, Killing Fish and Turtles in Lebanon
August 2, 2006 12:00 AM - Bassem Mroue, Associated Press

In Lebanon, a country of Mediterranean beaches and snowcapped mountains, Israeli bombing that caused an oil spill has created an environmental disaster. And cleanup cannot start until the fighting stops, the U.N. says.

Politics, Bugs Slow Tsunami Alarm System
August 1, 2006 12:00 AM - Michael Casey, Associated Press

Within weeks of the devastating 2004 quake and tsunami, governments across the Indian Ocean vowed to establish a warning system that would protect their coastal residents from another disaster.

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