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U.S. Under Fire as World Climate Talks End
December 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Mary Milliken and Timothy Gardner, Reuters

Former President Clinton told those gathered on Friday for a world climate meeting that his successor, George W. Bush, was "flat wrong" in arguing Kyoto would harm the economy.

Dairy Waste Becomes Resource
December 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Dennis Pollock, Fresno Bee

A dozen dairy farmers shared their stories on the campus of California State University, Fresno, about what they do when manure happens, emphasizing how to turn waste into a money-saver while complying with closer government regulations.

Young Entrepreneur Turns Worm Waste into Profit
December 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Bonnie Pfister, Associated Press

Tom Szaky is wearing what he calls his "greed hat," turning worm excrement into profit.

Entrepreneur Seeks Capital To Produce Alternate Fuels
December 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Rick Jurgens, Contra Costa Times

For an entrepreneur promising to make electricity and hot water from the rays of the sun, the morning of Nov. 8 did not bode well.

Villagers Flee as Vanuatu Volcano Pumps out Gas, Steam, Ash
December 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Ray Lilley, Associated Press

A Vanuatu volcano pumping a huge plume of gas, steam and ash into the atmosphere from a crater ringed with skeletal dead trees is unlikely to explode in a devastating eruption, a vulcanologist says.

Report Says China Considering Dam To Shield Russian City from Toxic Spill
December 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Joe McDonald, Associated Press

China is considering building a dam to reduce the impact of a river-borne toxic spill expected to arrive in a Russian city early next week, state media and a government spokesman said Thursday.

Six Charged with Environmental Attacks in U.S.
December 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Teresa Carson, Reuters

Six people believed to be radical environmental activists were indicted for crimes in Oregon and Washington including destroying power facilities and torching offices at a tree farm, prosecutors said Thursday.

Free Trade Threatening Small-Scale Farmers, Fisherman, Environmental Group Says
December 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Michael Casey, Associated Press

Lifting trade barriers is threatening the livelihoods of small-scale farmers and fisherman and contributing to desertification in Africa, the environmental group Friends of the Earth said in a report released Thursday.

Amazon Drought Ending, Yet Sickness Looms
December 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

The Amazon basin's worst drought in more than 40 years is ending as rainfall returns to normal, though officials fear diseases will spread as rising rivers stir up muck from stagnant pools of contaminated water.

Kicking the Oil Habit and Creating Jobs -- A Guest Commentary
December 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Robert Walker, Get America Working!

Addiction is a terrible thing. It clouds the judgment, often causing the addict to engage in self-destructive behavior. Addicts know all the reasons why they should quit; they just can’t seem to act on them. That certainly applies to America’s oil addiction.

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