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Energy Department to Spend $250 Million on Fuel Study
August 3, 2006 12:00 AM - Jim Paul, Associated Press

The federal government will spend $250 million to help create two research centers that will focus on finding more efficient ways to produce cellulosic ethanol and other biofuels.

Oil Plant Leak Damages Third of Lebanon's Coast
August 3, 2006 12:00 AM - Stefano Ambrogi, Reuters

Leaking oil from a bombed power station in Lebanon has damaged about a third of the country's coastline, the world's top maritime body said on Wednesday.

New Group to Try to Solve Aspen Mystery
August 3, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A working group has been formed in southeastern Idaho to find out why aspen trees are disappearing. According to Fish and Game, aspen numbers in eastern Idaho have declined 65 percent in the past century.

Key Facts about Asia's Endangered Animals
August 3, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

San Francisco-based WildAid launched a campaign on Wednesday to convince people in China to be more aware of conservation issues and to stop eating shark fin. Here are some facts on four of Asia's endangered animals.

Chinese Consumer Key to Saving World's Sharks
August 3, 2006 12:00 AM - Ben Blanchard, Reuters

In recent years, shark numbers have fallen drastically, threatening the existence of some species, and while exact scientific data is lacking, figures show imports of shark fin rocketing in China.

Summer Nights Heating Up, Scientists Say
August 3, 2006 12:00 AM - Seth Borenstein, Associated Press

America in recent years has been sweltering through three times more than its normal share of extra-hot summer nights, government weather records show. And that is a particularly dangerous trend.

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.

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