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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.

Soaring Natural Gas Prices Spur Widespread Drilling
September 5, 2006 12:00 AM - Daniel Lovering, Associated Press

Companies have been drilling natural gas wells at historic rates across much of the Appalachian Basin, an area that includes swathes of Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Kentucky and Virginia.

Scientists Map Canyon Below Atlantic
September 5, 2006 12:00 AM - Jeffrey Gold, Associated Press

A four-year study using high-tech tools has produced maps of the Hudson Canyon that will allow scientists to study many things, including whether methane gas trapped in frozen sediment below the sea floor is escaping and exacerbating global warming.

Anger Mounts over Indonesia Mudflow
September 4, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Hundreds of people rallied on Indonesia's Java island on Monday to protest against an unending flow of mud from an exploratory oil well with some pelting stones at police.

Don't Ditch Dams, World Bank Water Boss Says
September 4, 2006 12:00 AM - Michael Byrnes, Reuters

Rich countries should not keep less developed ones poor by fashionable trends that oppose dams and water management infrastructure, a top World Bank water resources chief said on Monday.

Wind Power a Vexing Question for Vermont
September 4, 2006 12:00 AM - Lisa Rathke, Associated Press

For a state that normally prizes environmental initiatives, the debate over wind power poses a thorny dilemma. Eager to embrace clean energy but leery about spoiling views, some communities are putting up stiff opposition to plans for new wind projects.

Wolves Return to Eastern Germany as People Leave
September 4, 2006 12:00 AM - Erik Kirschbaum, Reuters

A century after they were wiped out by hunters and a burgeoning population, wolves have returned to parts of eastern Germany as factories close down, businesses fail and people move out.

Climate Panel Lowers Global Warming Forecast, Report Says
September 4, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

The world's top climate scientists are slightly less pessimistic in their latest forecasts for global warming over the next 100 years, the Australian newspaper reported on Saturday.

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